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Who should be screened for colon cancer?

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A: Most everyone aged 45-75 should be screened regularly for colon cancer. 💥 March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! 💥 ➡️ Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Recently rates of colorectal cancer in younger people have been increasing. For that reason, guidelines were updated in 2021

La presión arterial alta es un factor de riesgo de varios problemas de salud.

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Those Nerdy Girls would like to take a moment to remember and honor those we’ve lost to opioid overdose.

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Together, let’s help reduce the stigma of opioid use disorder by recognizing it as the chronic disease it is. Any one of us can develop a chronic disease, regardless of our background, income level, education level, or other intersecting identities. As with other chronic diseases, this is not about willpower or character. It is about

What is an eating disorder?

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This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Please read on to learn a little bit more about eating disorders and how to get help. What are eating disorders?Eating disorders are serious diseases responsible for both medical and physical illness. They are defined as changes in eating behaviors and patterns that affect mental and physical

February is American Heart Month: what screenings are available for cardiovascular disease?

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Screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes checking for risk factors including high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. Screenings such as an EKG, stress test, coronary calcium score CT scan or cardiac catheterization may also be used depending on risks and symptoms. Those Nerdy Girls want to help people identify symptoms and reduce their risk of