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  • Health Beat: HPV cancers on the rise

    Health Beat: HPV cancers on the rise

    Fifteen-thousand Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year. Men are four times as likely as women to develop this kind of cancer, and the vast majority of the cases are caused by a sexually transmitted disease. Learn more about the cancer, the cause, and the best prevention against it.

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  • Health Beat: 3D mammograms or not?

    Health Beat: 3D mammograms or not?

    A 3D mammogram is a newer type of screening method that creates three-dimensional pictures of the breast using x-rays. Research shows the technology may improve cancer detection, so why isn't every woman getting a 3D scan?

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  • Health Beat: ACL reinjury in girls prevented by PEP

    Health Beat: ACL reinjury in girls prevented by PEP

    Orthopedic surgeons started noticing an alarming trend years ago: More and more young female athletes were tearing their ACLs and then re-tearing them after surgery and rehab.

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  • Health Beat: Kids and concussions: How many is too many?

    Health Beat: Kids and concussions: How many is too many?

    CTE is a huge issue for professional football players, but should we be concerned at a much younger age? There are nearly four million concussions every year in the United States. Here's more details on how to recognize if your child has suffered from a concussion and the best ways to help him or her heal.

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  • Health Beat: Runner's knee: 3 red flags

    Health Beat: Runner's knee: 3 red flags

    If you're one of the estimated 17 million Americans that regularly hit the road, the track or the treadmill, then you already know running is a great way to stay in shape. You probably also know that daily pounding can be tough on the body. We have more on runner's knee, how to avoid it, and when those aches and pains are a sign of something serious.

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