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Finding Support and Information for Rare Neuroendocrine Cancers

(BPT) - When Maryann Wahmann began experiencing severe abdominal pain and skin flushing, it didn’t feel like the standard gastrointestinal “bug.” She tried over-the-counter remedies and changed her diet, but after several weeks without relief, she still had bouts of diarrhea and began to lose weight so she finally went to see her doctor. But instead of finding out the cause, Maryann began a seven-year struggle to find a diagnosis.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Do you know the GI malignancy that's second only to colon cancer? [Infographic]
Posted: December 18, 2014

(BPT) - Public awareness of common cancers is better than ever, yet you may have never even heard of the second-most-common type of gastrointestinal malignancy. Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or GEP-NETs, are now second only to colon cancer. They can be undiagnosed for years. Here’s what you should know.

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"Doc" Thornbury: A Health Care Pioneer
Posted: December 18, 2014

(NAPSI)—As more physician practices refuse traditional health insurance and fewer medical students pursue primary care medicine, accessing and communicating with your doctor becomes more difficult—but there could soon be change for the better.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Facing Cancer & Chemotherapy: An Interview with Pop-Culture Icon and Survivor, Adamari López
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Adamari López is an internationally acclaimed actress and an Emmy®-award winning television personality. In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy as part of her treatment plan. She has been in remission since 2006.

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Training Young People To Save Lives
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A middle-school student who has been trained can save a life when someone needs CPR.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Winning the fight against dry eye [Infographic]
Posted: December 16, 2014

(BPT) - Do your eyes often feel dry, irritated and red? Just like 38 percent of recently surveyed adults, you may be experiencing a common condition called dry eye. Here’s what you need to know about the problem and how best to alleviate symptoms.

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Monday 12/15/2014
New Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Medication Allows For Every Two Weeks Dosing
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - People living with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) now have an effective new treatment option with an every two weeks dosing schedule. PLEGRIDY™ (peginterferon beta-1a), which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, significantly decreases the number of relapses and brain lesions on MRI, and slows disability progression.

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Helping Golfers Stay in the Swing With Chiropractic Care
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - It takes years of practice to become a great golfer and to hone your swing. But to reach that level, your body has to be up to the task. Well, it turns out chiropractic care can help golfers treat injuries and restore balance. For more information, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

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Sunday 12/14/2014
Baby MythConceptions
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As a new parent, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by conflicting information about the safest ways to care for the little one who completely relies on you. This is especially true when it comes to baby care products.

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