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My Southern Health: What men should ask about prostate cancer screening

Apr. 24, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer.

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My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay attention to heart health

Apr. 24, 2017—The words “coronary artery disease” immediately make us think of people in their 60s, 70s and beyond. But a 30-year population study shows clearly that what we do in our early adult life will impact our health later on, said lead author Jeffrey Carr, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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My Southern Health: One family’s story—the price of distracted driving

Apr. 14, 2017—April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Read one family's story about how distracted driving impacted them.

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My Southern Health: Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease?

Mar. 17, 2017—A gluten-free diet is not a weight-loss solution. Here's what it treats and how.

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My Southern Health: Common prostate ailments

Mar. 14, 2017—Douglas Milam, associate professor of urologic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses what prostate issues might cause you trouble and what you can do about them.

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My Southern Health: Kids and sinus infections

Mar. 14, 2017—Siva Chinnadurai, associate professor of otolaryngology at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, discusses the causes and treatments for sinus infections.

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My Southern Health: Spring allergies may be worse in the South

Feb. 28, 2017—Hay fever can pose more of a challenge in Southern cities. Here’s why and what to do about it.

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My Southern Health: The ABCDEs of caring for the heart during cancer treatment—and beyond

Feb. 28, 2017—People who have dealt with cancer may also need to take special care of their hearts. Here’s how.

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My Southern Health: Tips to encourage healthier eating as a family

Feb. 22, 2017—Getting the entire family committed to healthier eating might seem overwhelming, but with a few small changes, you can make a big difference.

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My Southern Health: Lower the risk of macular degeneration

Dec. 15, 2016—Macular degeneration is common in people older than 55, but lifestyle influences who gets i

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My Southern Health: Great ready for bronchiolitis season

Oct. 21, 2016—Know how to help prevent bronchiolitis and how to treat this prevalent winter illness before it strikes.

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My Southern Health: Facts you need to know about anxiety in children

Oct. 7, 2016—Anxiety in children can be hard to detect. Learn how to tell the difference between normal nervousness and true anxiety.

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