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Prostate cancer: Fact or fiction?
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Prostate cancer: Fact or fiction?
There are several myths about prostate cancer that can be misleading and deter timely and appropriate screening tests and treatment.
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Prostate cancer: A tailored  approach
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Prostate cancer: A tailored approach
The prostate gland is not known for its size. It’s not much bigger than a walnut. That does not diminish its role, however. Nor its complications.
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Stepping out against prostate cancer
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Stepping out against prostate cancer
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity each week. Somehow that message has not come across. In a report by the DHHS, only one in three adults follow the guidelines.
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All I heard was ‘cancer’
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All I heard was ‘cancer’
When Darryl Elzy was diagnosed with prostate cancer 12 years ago, he squarely accepted and faced the challenge. He just didn’t know the battle would take this long.
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The BRCA genes: Men are not exempt
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The BRCA genes: Men are not exempt
There is a common misperception that mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are relevant to women only. Not so. Everyone — both men and women — are born with BRCA genes.
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Coalition blasts Baker's vaccine rollout
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Coalition blasts Baker's vaccine rollout
Public health, racial justice and immigrant rights advocates are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to implement improvements in the vaccine rollout to better include communities of color and those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chelsea nonprofit opens doors for vaccinations
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Chelsea nonprofit opens doors for vaccinations
In the city of Chelsea, once considered the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Massachusetts, residents have new hope, with a new vaccination site located downtown now available to residents.
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Are fear and trauma impeding vaccinations?
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Are fear and trauma impeding vaccinations?
Understanding how to move from trauma to triumph is a lesson that Freddie Lee Tyson’s descendants want to pass along, particularly at a time when mistrust in the medical community could keep some fearful people from getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Cervical cancer might not get that much attention anymore. It now ranks as the 20th most common cancer in this country. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2020 there were only an estimated 14,000 cases and 4,300 deaths.
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
Legislation passed at the State House last week will create a commission to investigate racial disparities related to maternal health. The bill, created by Rep. Liz Miranda, Rep. Kay Khan and Sen. Rebecca Rausch, is meant to address the crisis of Black women dying in childbirth at higher rates than white women.
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Descendant of Slaves Becomes the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor in History
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Descendant of Slaves Becomes the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor in History
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A Mammogram? ‘It’s Not a Fun Process’: Male Breast Cancer Survivor Shares His Journey
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A Mammogram? ‘It’s Not a Fun Process’: Male Breast Cancer Survivor Shares His Journey
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