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For Your Health: Simple steps to lower breast cancer risk

  By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center For a disease as scary as breast cancer, one positive and very important message that deserves to be heard more often during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it’s a disease that can be prevented. Research shows that about half of all breast cancer cases could…

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For Your Health: Don’t sugarcoat the health risks of sugary drinks

By Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center We have a love affair with sugary drinks in the U.S. And it may, quite literally, be killing us. About 25,000 deaths each year are linked to drinking beverages like full-sugar sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks. It’s a startling number, especially for something so common that we…

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