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You can significantly reduce your risk for cancer by living a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Nora Hansen, director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, discusses means by which to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
As a health reporter for Chicago's WGN-TV, Dina Bair is comfortable talking to Chicagoans about their health diagnoses. However, when Dina was diagnosed with melanoma she tried to battle the illness alone. Dina now understands the importance of opening up to loved ones and seeking community as part of finding the strength to take control and overcome a diagnosis.
Knowing the warning signs of a stroke is critical to treatment and recovery. If you suspect you are experiencing a stroke, calling 911 and getting to a hospital equipped to take care of stroke patients increases your odds of reducing the possible effects of stroke.
Most women are aware of mammograms and pap smears as annual disease prevention strategies. However, according to Dr. Martha Gulati, of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, most women are not aware of the need for a true cardiac examination, meaning an exam that goes further than a stethoscope to your chest. Since heart disease is the number one killer of women, it's imperative to get regular cardiac examinations.
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