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Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Every year, more than one out of four adults age 65 or older fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those who fall, more than 800,000 are hospitalized because of injuries, usually to the head or hip.

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Arizona Provider Training: Paving the Way to Excellence with Quality Instructors and Programs   

Arizona Provider Training: Paving the Way to Excellence with Quality Instructors and Programs  

Arizona Provider Training (APT) has made its mark throughout the state by providing affordable classes and certifications in both English and Spanish that help students land a fulfilling job or further understand and prepare themselves for a current life situation. From school teachers, nurses, daycare center employees, babysitters, human resource employees, and Direct Support Professionals, graduates receive quality training by leaders who connect with the students by preparing them for real-life situations through authentic training and life experiences.

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Thermography is Not a Substitute for Mammography

Thermography is Not a Substitute for Mammography

As a surgeon-in-training in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1980s, Michael G. Macon, MD, FACS, participated in a research study comparing two potential breast cancer screening methods: mammography and thermography.

“The hope was that thermography would measure heat throughout the breast and that this would be an indication of abnormalities in the breast, allowing breast surveillance without the need for radiation,” said Dr. Macon. “However, it was clear early on that thermography only measured the heat on the skin’s surface, which does not provide information on possible cancers within the breast. That’s why thermography was abandoned as a breast screening method.”

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Breast Density: It Matters

Breast Density: It Matters

You’re dedicated to your monthly self-exams and you follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for breast cancer screenings, given your age and family risk factors. But are you aware that it’s also important to know your breast density?

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Achieve Optimal Health and Happiness, Naturally

Achieve Optimal Health and Happiness, Naturally

The use of herbal remedies has become tremendously popular. While it may seem like the latest trend, people have been using plant medicine for thousands of years. The earliest herbal texts are more than 2,000 years old. But what accounts for this seemingly modern trend? And even though your friends and family are using herbal remedies, are they right for you and your family?

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