Postural Hypotension: What It Is and How to Manage It

Postural (orthostatic) hypotension is when your blood pressure drops when you go from lying down to sitting up, or from sitting to standing. When your blood pressure drops, less blood can go to your organs and muscles. This can make ...

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Skin Cancer: Signs to Watch For

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer. They make up more than 98% of all cases and rarely result in ...

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Breast Cancer: Risks and Warning Signs

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. The two main factors that influence your breast cancer risk are being a woman and getting older. Other risk factors include: Changes in breast cancer-related genes ...

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Prostate Cancer: Signs to Watch For

The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine ...

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Head Lice: A Common Back-to-School Problem

Summer is almost over and kids will soon be off to school. No parent wants to get that phone call saying that their child has head lice. And no parent wants to discover that their child has brought lice home! Head ...

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Rockford Register Star: Rockton Teacher; ALS Trailblazer Dies

ROCKTON — Kris Grahnke always put his students first. He taught special education at Whitman Post Elementary School from 2014 to 2016 as he battled Lou Gehrig’s disease — formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He received the diagnosis in spring ...

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