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FACTS & FIGURES

Secondhand smoke a killer to nonsmokers

Most men and women who smoke tobacco are fully aware of the damage they might be doing to their bodies.
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LIVING WITH CANCER

Origin of cancer not always known

When diagnosed with cancer, patients are typically informed where the cancer is or, when the cancer is in an advanced stage, where it started.
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REDUCING RISK

'Fig'ure Out How to Get Figs Into Your Diet

Figs are tasty fruits that boast many health benefits. They can be an important component of a balanced diet.

Figs have been grown and enjoyed for centuries. Native to the Middle East, figs grow on a ficus tree and come in different varieties. The fruit ranges dramatically in color and subtly in texture depending on the variety enjoyed. Turkey, Greece and even California are the top fig producers in the world.
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Understanding Vitamin D Deficiency

Spending significant time indoors could lead to a condition with some very negative side effects. Vitamin D has long been called the sunshine vitamin because it is largely produced in the body after absorption of the sun's rays. Without exposure to the sun, then it's very easy for a person to develop vitamin D deficiency, a condition affecting roughly 40 percent of the American public.
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Simple ways to reduce cancer risk

Millions of people have had their lives touched by cancer. Whether dealing with their own diagnosis or that of a loved one, men and women often wonder what, if anything, they can do or could have done to prevent cancer from becoming a part of their lives.

While cancer risk depends on a host of factors, some of which are beyond an individual's control, there are certain preventative measures men and women can take to reduce their risk of cancer.
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Learn the Different Mouth Sores

Mouth sores can be painful, embarrassing and annoying. Not all mouth sores are the same, however. Learning about the causes can enable a person to find relief or prevent them in the first place.

There are a few main types of mouth sores, of which canker sores and fever sores may be the most familiar.
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