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What Angelina’s Genetic Testing and Surgeries mean to you?

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In op-ed titled My Medical Choice , Angelina Jolie discussed her decision to undergo double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a risk aversion strategy. By sharing her story, in one stroke she removed some of the dogma generally associated with Breast Cancer. She also put the discussion of informed decision-making when it comes to health…

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Working Nights Could Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

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Working Nights Could Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

In the U.S., roughly 20,000 women receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis each year. While ovarian cancer ranks as only the eighth most common form of cancer diagnosed in U.S. woman, the disease has the highest death rate of any cancer of the reproductive system with over 14,000 deaths annually. When evaluating risk factors for the…

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Do You Know What Smoking is Really Doing to Your Body?

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Do You Know What Smoking is Really Doing to Your Body?

We’ve all heard the facts and seen the labels on the packages, so it’s unlikely that there is anyone left who doubts the negative health effects that smoking has on your body. The anti-smoking charity Ash believes that about 10 million people in the UK smoke cigarettes and a further two million smoke cigars, pipes…

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