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parkinson's disease hits home for millions of families - one in particular

Parkinson’s Disease Hits Home for Millions of Families—One in Particular

Parkinson’s disease is known in the medical field as a degenerative brain condition that occurs when the brain stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. As the supply of dopamine tapers off, a person progressively presents the following symptoms: Impeded posture and balance Increased difficulty speaking Loss of unconscious movement (e.g., blinking, smiling, swinging arms when …

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colonoscopy is key to colorectal cancer awareness and prevention

Colonoscopy Is Key to Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention

In 2016, colorectal cancer caused just under 50,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, making it the second-deadliest form of cancer among men and women combined. But, it doesn’t have to be. The difference between colorectal cancer and many others is that colorectal cancer has a reliable method of prevention and early detection. Enter the colonoscopy. …

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cervical health awareness month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) have named January Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, NCCC and its many local chapters across the country highlight cervical cancer topics. The emphasis is on HPV disease, screening, vaccination and the importance of early detection. Cervical Cancer History and Stats Prior …

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save the ta-tas

Save the Ta-Tas

My title may be humorous, but my message is anything but. Over the years, breast cancer has become an all-too-common diagnosis. In fact, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst American women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at Points Group we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the ways you can help find a cure and support those who may be battling with this terrible disease.