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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

5 Diabetes Complications Have Dropped Dramatically

Good news for people with diabetes. The rates of five complications due to diabetes have dropped dramatically during the last 20 years, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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3 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t Necessarily Healthy

Foods we often think of as healthy can contain ingredients that turn them into unhealthy foods. "Natural" and "healthy" tag lines on the packaging can fool us into making poor choices. "The best wa…

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E-cigarettes Poisoning Children at Alarming Rate

Be careful what you do with your e-cigarette — it can poison your child. A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a shocking increase in the number of e-cigarette…

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Feeling GOOD. Isn’t That the Crux of it All?

It was a fairly simple Facebook status update: "Feeling GOOD. Isn't that the crux of it all?" It's the kind of social media status one could easily overlook, but it leaped off the screen and straight …

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You Eat More Salt Than You Think (infographic)

Even if you never touch a salt shaker, it doesn't mean you're not eating a ton of salt. You may be surprised at how many of the foods you eat at home, as well as the foods you eat out, are loaded with…

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Every 8 Minutes a Child Goes to the ER for This

About every eight minutes, a young child ends up in the emergency room due to medicine poisoning. An alarming 77 percent of the time, the child took medicine that belonged to a parent or grandparent. …

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What Women and Girls Should Know about HIV

What if you had HIV and didn't know it? According to the Office on Women's Health, of the 1.1 million HIV-positive people in the United States, one in four is a woman over the age of 13. It is estimat…

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6 Things To Know About Triple Negative Breast Cancer (Infographic)

Do we really need any more breast cancer "awareness?" Surely we're all aware of the disease, but please hang in there with me. If you take nothing else away from this posting, take this: breast cancer…

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How Much Does Family History Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Another controversial study about mammograms recently set me off on a reading frenzy. Mammograms save lives...no they don't...yes they do...no they don't... It's enough to make your head explode. Ther…

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6 Signs You’re Having a Heart Attack

Would you recognize a heart attack if it hit? Many women don't. That's because women can have different symptoms than men...symptoms that can be less dramatic and easily dismissed as not life-threaten…

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about Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis and Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. She is a freelance writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo

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