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Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Your occupation may impact your health.Coal miners are at risk of getting chronic lung diseases. Individuals working with asbestos have an increased incidence of lung cancer. But you don’t have to go into a coal mine to develop an occupational disease.Hair stylists and beauticians are exposed daily to many chemicals that are associated with various skin diseases and, at times, even more serious conditions.

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Q: My aunt died of bacterial sepsis. How is this different than any other kind of infection?

Posted Sep 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekNo one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. One hundred percent juice is a convenient way to help you get the important fruit nutrients you need.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 9:08 AM

By Dr. Murray FeingoldMore Content NowThere is a major medical crisis in this country concerning the inability of people with emotional disorders to receive the care they need.And the word “crisis” is not overstating the problem.

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Colors for a Cause held their 3rd annual Be Bold ~ Go Gold Childhood Cancer Family Day in the Park 5K Run/1 Mile Walk at Pinederosa Park in Westlake on Saturday, September 13.

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekWhen time is tight, here’s how to get a heart-pumping workout in 30 minutes.Work out harder, not longer - Research shows shorter, high-intensity workouts can do more for your health than longer, more leisurely workouts.

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Lymph nodes help stop infections from spreading throughout the body by trapping bacteria and viruses and destroying them. If a lymph node stays swollen after a suspected infection is treated, it must be checked.

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM

When we're busy with activity and on our feet for a while, it's normal for feet and legs to ache a little; but when leg pain is significant, it may be a sign of a potentially serious health problem such as peripheral arterial disease or PAD.

Posted Sep 5, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekA good way to reach fitness and health goals is to customize plan for your personal needs and style. Here are some tips for getting started:

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Adults sometimes forget what they went through emotionally as a child during their transition from summer vacation to starting school. Now, their children are dealing with similar emotions.

Posted Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Blood tests play an integral role in determining a complete picture after a heart incident. These tests can identify what is often referred to as heart damage markers.

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