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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Breast Density: Why It Matters

Written by SMH Public Information Officer Kim Savage

Do you know how dense your breasts are? If you’re a woman age 40 or older, you should. Breast density is an extremely important factor to consider when screening for breast cancer and can influence decisions you make when scheduling your annual mammogram. 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020

How to Help a Loved One with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

When someone you care about is living with cancer, it’s natural to want to help and support them. But unless you’ve traveled that road yourself, you may be unsure how to help — or even what to say. Here are some ways you can help and be there for your loved one dealing with cancer.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2020

Yearly Mammograms Save Lives in Women 40 & Up

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Breast cancer is the deadliest form of cancer among women worldwide. But a 15-minute mammogram can help detect breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage. Find out who should get a screening mammogram and when in this blog post.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Tips to Protect those Peepers & Care for Eye Injuries

Written by SMH Injury Prevention Coordinator Susan Williams

Did you know that ERs treat more than 125,000 eye injuries each year? Yet 90 percent of all eye injuries are preventable, according to American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates. Try these tips from SMH's Injury Prevention coordinator to keep those “baby blues” safe.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

T1D in Children: What You Need to Know

Written by First Physicians Group Pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans are living with Type 1 diabetes, including about 200,000 people younger than age 20? In this Healthe-Matters post, First Physicians Group pediatrician Deirdra Myers, MD, discusses Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in children — what signs and symptoms to look for, and to diagnose and care for youth with T1D.

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