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Monthly Health E-News December 2011

December 2011

NCH publishes monthly newsletters covering several health topics that may be of interest to you. Please click on a newsletter below:
Breast Health News
This month's featured topic: Lumpectomy Plus Radiation Equals Longer Survival
A new study confirms that using radiation therapy after a lumpectomy dramatically reduces the chances that breast cancer will recur, and substantially cuts the death rate
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Diabetes Health News
This month's featured topic: Diabetes Education Is 'Fundamental'
Three new studies show that teaching people about their diabetes and giving them strategies to manage it can help them lower their blood sugar levels.
 
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For Your Child News
This month's featured topic: Playtime Better Than Tube Time for Youngsters
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that unstructured play best nurtures brain development in infants and toddlers. The AAP discourages TV and even educational videos for this age group.
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Heart Care News
This month's featured topic: Heart Disease Rates Dropping in America
Americans may be getting fatter, but their hearts are getting healthier, according to a new report from the CDC.
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Men's Health News
This month's featured topic: Eat Well for Stronger Sperm
Good nutrition is a cornerstone of good health - and may also be the underpinning of healthy sperm. Researchers say a healthy diet seems to improve both the number of sperm and their motility, a measure of how well sperm move around.
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Mind & Body News
This month's featured topic: Hairdressers May Be First to Spot Skin Cancer
Many hair professionals say they examine their clients' head, neck, and face for early signs of skin cancer. And, more hairdressers say they want better training to help recognize which moles or spots might signal cancer.
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Women's Health News
This month's featured topic: Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Some Women
The pendulum may be swinging back toward the use of supplemental estrogen - in low doses and for short periods of time - to help ease some symptoms of menopause.
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