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Have you had your flu shot yet?

The Importance of Being Vaccinated The physicians at Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists want you and your loved ones to have the best chance of living well by reminding you to get vaccinated. Immunizations are one of the greatest achievements in medicine and they save millions of lives annually. Adults should be up to date on all of their vaccines. The vaccinations we receive as children don’t last for a lifetime. Adults need to be vaccinated yearly against influenza. The flu season in the...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Breast health is paramount.  In today’s world we have multiple means to screen for and prevent breast cancer, but several of these are underutilized or inappropriately administered.  The goals of this article are to provide actionable recommendations and dispel commonplace breast cancer myths.  Breast cancer screening is consequential to breast health.  We screen to detect breast cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable and most curable.  Overall, death rates...

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – 2020

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month It’s unlikely most men spend as much time thinking about prostates as I do (occupational hazard), but with September being prostate cancer awareness month it is a good opportunity for all of us who have a gland ourselves, or a loved one with a gland, to pause and think for a moment about the number one cause of cancer (non-skin) in men. In fact, over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with the disease each year. Happily, prostate cancer is usually quite treatable...

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The Power of Laughter

The Power of Laughter When is the last time you’ve had a good laugh? I mean a belly laugh; you know, the kind that brings tears to your eyes. Didn’t it feel good? Everyone has heard the adage that “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. Actually, there’s something to that! That’s right, laughter not only makes you feel good, it can also affect your health in a positive way. You might be surprised to learn about everything that laughter can do. It can relieve stress by lowering levels of stress hormones...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health

Need some help with your New Year’s Resolutions? Here are a few things that will get you started! Make smarter food choices – Limit your intake of red meats and processed foods, decrease the amount of saturated fat in your diet, eat 5-6 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, and choose whole-grain foods in place of white-flour foods. Take the time for breakfast – People who eat breakfast tend to eat fewer calories throughout the day, function better during the day and...

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