Are Mammograms Safe?

By TOAN NGUYEN, MD, and VANESSA PROWLER, MD Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. In the United States, approximately 260,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and about 40,000 women still die from breast cancer annually. Fortunately, in the past 30 years, deaths from breast cancer have declined by almost […]

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Decline in Cancer Death Rates Is Good News, and We Must Stay Vigilant

By GRAHAM F. GREENE, MD We received some very reassuring news from the American Cancer Society last month. The American Cancer Society provides a valuable resource each year in reporting national cancer statistics within each state, nationally and with other countries.  The number of newly diagnosed cases each year and the number of deaths resulting […]

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Food Swap Secrets You Should Know

By DANA SPARKS MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK Need to lose weight? Reach for foods with lots of nutrients — but not lots of calories. For instance, eat an orange instead of drinking a cup of juice. You’ll gain fiber and cut 137 calories. This video is full of simple food swaps that save calories without […]

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Stock Your Freezer With Homemade Meatballs

  By DANA SPARKS MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK Meatballs are a quick, make-ahead option for turning ground turkey, chicken or lean beef into dinner. You can roll and freeze uncooked meatballs when you have time. Then thaw and bake for 15 minutes on a busy night. Need some ideas for serving meatballs? Make meatball subs […]

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Newborn Surgery Makes Medical Center History

Hernia repairs are commonplace these days, but for a premature newborn, the procedure is highly specialized and can only be performed in hospitals equipped with specially trained surgeons and leading-edge technology. Just last month, the first neonatal surgery in Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center history was performed on a baby born seven to eight weeks […]

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