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National Radon Action Month: 5 Fast Facts

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Keeping your home safe is likely one of your highest priorities, especially if you’re raising a family. But you may not know about some things that endanger your home; for example, radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that can lead to lung cancer. Radon does appear naturally, which means that there is a level…

5 Facts About Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s one of the four most frequent cancers in women. In 2018, there were 570,000 cases.

How Much Can Babies in the Womb See?

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When babies are newborns, they are capable of seeing objects and colors. They can only see objects between 8-15 inches away. It’s not until they reach roughly three to four months of age they begin to fully develop their vision. Babies in the Womb Can Detect Light It seems babies begin developing their vision much…

Can Brushing Your Teeth Protect Your Heart?

Most people are taught to brush their teeth regularly at an early age to prevent cavities from developing. While brushing your teeth will certainly help achieve this (as well as prevent other issues, such as gum disease), it turns out teeth-brushing can also help lower the risk of atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) and heart…

4 Tips to Help You Compete in The Great American Smokeout

Almost everyone knows smoking is bad for you. It’s become a widely known fact that smoking is one of the leading causes of cancer. Because of how addictive it is, it can be incredibly difficult to stop smoking. That’s why the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to stop – even if only for a day –…