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Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

This versatile recipe for either waffles or pancakes is not just delicious but healthy too. Pecans offer antioxidants that may help promote heart health and are a rich source of vitamin E.  By skipping the syrup and replacing with fresh berries, this dish provides another source of powerful antioxidants, plus fiber! Ingredients Waffle/Pancake Mix 1 … Read More

Radiating Pain in Your Leg? Best to See Your Doctor

If you experience a sharp, regular or recurring pain shooting or radiating down your leg (known as radiculopathy), you may suffer from a damaged nerve or herniated disc in your spine. When you feel that type of back or leg pain, contact your primary care physician. He or she can estimate the level of damage … Read More

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Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. It is important to understand and follow your doctor’s instructions to help ensure a positive outcome.  Your healthcare team will advise you on the medications you should take. They also will recommend a plan for follow-up … Read More

Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Most women would rather avoid a Pap test that isn’t necessary — and now they can. Recently, the FDA approved the HPV DNA test that can be used as a stand-alone test without a Pap smear. This test, which has been approved for women age 25 and older, gives your gynecologist another tool for diagnosing cervical cancer. The test … Read More

Can You Pick Your “Heart Repair” Fresh From Your Garden?

Juicy, umami-rich tomatoes taste great fresh off the vine or slow-simmered in a savory sauce. Any way you enjoy them, tomatoes are healthy, low-sodium sources of vital vitamins and nutrients. They also may have a special ingredient that is good for your heart: lycopene. Recent studies show that lycopene (a powerful antioxidant) may help repair … Read More

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What You Should Know About PALB2 and Breast Cancer Risk

When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?” PALB2 is no exception. Recently, researchers made news by connecting mutations in this gene to an increased risk for breast cancer. It’s important research. It expands the list of genes that we know affect breast cancer. But … Read More