Oral Cancer - What to Watch For

April is Cancer Awareness Month and we are focusing on Oral Cancer. When detected early, oral cancer is usually curable. Due to lack of regular and opportunistic screening, it often will go undetected until the later stages. Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer A mouth sore that does not heal. A mouth sore that bleeds spontaneously. A velvety white, red or speckled (red & white) patch in the mouth that is persistent. A hard, raised lesion (lump), crusts and/or eroded areas on the lips, gums or other areas in the mouth. An unexplained bleeding in the mouth. A persistent pain in the mouth. Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the tongue. Note that about 20% of the time, white patche

How To Reduce My Risk For Heart Attack

How can I reduce MY risk for a heart attack? Even if you have heart disease, there is a lot you can do to improve your heart’s health. First of all, follow your healthcare provider's advice. Then set goals to reduce your risk of heart attack, such as: Don’t smoke, and avoid second-hand smoke. Treat high blood pressure, if you have it. Eat a healthy diet that’s low in saturated fat, trans fat and salt. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week. Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Control your blood sugar, if you have diabetes. See your doctor for regular check-ups. Take your medicines exactly as prescribed. Getting exercise and improving your diet are among the

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