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While many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, like age, cannot be controlled, you can help prevent cancer by learning your family’s medical history and living a healthy lifestyle. (Photo: Penn State)

Family Ties

Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Cancer There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your
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Ward 7 councilwoman Yvette Alexander has her blood pressure taken at a kidney disease screening in March at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church. (Photo: George Washington University)

Kidney Health

GW Launches Kidney Health Campaign in DMV The George Washington University Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center has launched a kidney health education campaign in the DMV, which has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the U.S. Advertisements encouraging residents to check
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Nearly half of all American are diabetic or pre-diabetic. (Image: GreenApple78/iStock)

Going Up

Incidence of Diabetes, Pre-diabetes on Rise A generation ago, there was no such thing as pre-diabetes. Well, the condition existed – it just wasn’t given a name or diagnosed the way it is now. Dr. Chris Fan, practice site director for the endocrinology and nephrology clinic at
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