Health

A Philadelphia woman got breast cancer, then threw her breasts a goodbye party

PHILADELPHIA - The crowd was so dense moving was difficult. People drank Corona straight from the bottle, and draft beers from red Solo cups. A DJ, su ...

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The ABCs of picking a Medicare supplemental policy

Q: Can you provide any advice on choosing a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare? I'll be 65 in a few months and coul ...

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Cedar Rapids woman listens to her body, catches cervical cancer at early stage

When Carissa Starleaf, 32, started experiencing prolonged periods - sometimes lasting three weeks or longer - she knew something was up. #x201c;I'd al ...

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Daffodils provide ‘burst of sunshine’ for cancer patients

CEDAR RAPIDS - #x201c;These flowers are from Gems of Hope and the community that loves you.#x201d;Those are the words Avery Moomey, 9, repeated time a ...

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Researchers confirm that ‘YOLO’ is sound life advice

#x201c;Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die#x201d; -- Isaiah 22:13#x201c;Gather ye rosebuds while ye may#x201d; -- Robert Herrick#x201c;YOLO#x201 ...

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Healing Power of Art classes offer chance for creativity, expression for cancer patients, survivors

When Traci Burns was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer - a particularly aggressive cancer - just days before Christmas, she felt like her l ...

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21-year-old cancer patient meets Cedar Rapids teen behind ‘I Know Jack Pack’

Alex Strom, 21, spends five days a week in a chair, hooked up to machines that pump drugs into his body. He's facing three rounds of chemotherapy over ...

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Keeping lonely seniors company can help keep them healthy

Emil Girardi moved to San Francisco on New Year's Eve in 1960. He loved everything about the city: the energy, the people, the hills. And of course, t ...

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How to reset your body clock, and get better sleep, with hiking boots and a tent

Are you sick of going to bed late and waking up tired? Then grab your hiking boots and a tent. A new study suggests that a couple days of camping in t ...

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New treatments to extend life for patients with multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that reside inside bone marrow. Plasma cells produce certain proteins that build up the immune system ...

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Never mind the lungs. Air pollution can scramble your brain

The air you breathe does more than affect your lungs.A new study published this week found that older women exposed to air polluted by vehicle exhaust ...

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Palo family shares story of burn accident for National Burn Awareness Week

Jayna Snodgrass, 8, hates Star Wars macaroni and cheese. She didn't used to, though. Not before the accident.Two years ago in April, Jayna was helping ...

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Seasonal affective disorder: How to deal with those winter blues

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the days grow shorter and colder over winter, some may find themselves feeling gloomy or out of sorts.Many chalk it up to the weathe ...

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Study: Coffee consumption may help you live longer

Go ahead. Sip that steaming cup o' joe and enjoy the next one, too. Researchers say coffee may help you live longer.According to scientists at the Sta ...

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Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging and hold off Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Can nicotine, that addictive chemical found in tobacco and e-cigarettes, help your aging brain?Researchers at Texas A&M found that, when given indepen ...

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