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On the Importance of Prostate Cancer Screenings

By: Ryan Perkins, M.D. -- If you are confused by recommended prostate cancer screening practices, you are not alone. From the 1980s through 2012, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing was used as a routine screening method for prostate cancer. Although PSA played an important role in identifying those at risk for prostate cancer, many were concerned that the blood test led to overtreatment.

Survivor Spotlight: RB Juneau’s Proton Therapy Experience

RB Juneau knows the ingredients for a quality life. He has been married to his wife Mary for almost 50 years, raised three children, and is the proud grandfather to five more. The energetic 69-year-old takes care of his health and stays fit by walking six miles every morning. That is why he was stunned when a minor surgical procedure revealed that he had prostate cancer.

Quit Smoking Now: An Interview with Vicki Evans, Tobacco Program Manager at Northeast Florida AHEC

“Whether it’s for your health, for your grandchildren, or to save money, each person has to find a motivation to quit,” says Ms. Evans, citing stress as the number one reason people smoke and health issues as the biggest reason for quitting. Once a smoker becomes motivated to quit, it’s time to tackle their addiction.

Online Health Tips: Helpful Advice or Sales Gimmick?

By: Scot Ackerman, M.D. -- The Internet is filled with helpful tips on eating right and taking care of your health. Unfortunately, along with the well-meaning suggestions comes bad and sometimes harmful advice. The key to living well lies in knowing how to tell the difference.

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