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BREAST CANCER - The incidence of breast cancer has risen the past 30 years from 1 in 30 women to 1 in 8 women. The news of breast cancer raises many emotions and concerns for women and their families. Although breast cancer occurs more often, it is important to remember that 80% of breast biopsies turn out to be non-cancerous. And there are numerous options when selecting treatment.

How to be heart smart 

HEART HEALTH – Because heart disease is the number one cause of death among women aged 55 and older, it is critically important to control cholesterol, manage weight and understand the risks and benefits of using HRT (hormone replacement therapy).

Beginning of the osteoporosis segment

OSTEOPOROSIS – This condition afflicts 75 million persons in the United States, Europe and Japan, and results in more than 1.3 million fractures annually in the United States. Because osteoporosis is usually asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, family physicians must identify the appropriate timing and methods for screening those at risk. Osteoporosis is a complex condition involving lifestyle, nutritional and environmental factors.












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