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Doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. It should be done earlier and more frequently if you had a parent, sibling or child with colorectal cancer. (Image: Thinkstock)

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Are You a Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other disease
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Glioblastoma is typically discovered after a patient seeks medical attention for neurological symptoms that have come on suddenly, such as headaches or vision changes. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Warning Signs

Glioblastoma Patients Suffer Headaches Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form – glioblastoma – originates in the brain itself. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was recently diagnosed with the disease, which was also blamed for
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Neuropathy is when small blood vessels supplying the nerves get damaged by diabetes and begin to die. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Foot Pain

Diabetes Sparks a Rise in Neuropathy Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy used to be considered rare conditions. But with approximately 30 million Americans affected by diabetes – one of the main underlying causes for these diseases – it is an emerging problem. Both types of
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