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The Health Dose: Prevention

Aortic system and flu shot graphic
Tags: aortic aneurysm, aneurysms, aorta, flu, flu shot, vaccination, heart health, genetics

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? Health experts say it is never too late to get a flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. Not only does getting a flu shot significantly decrease your chance of getting... read more

female eye
Tags: age-related macular degeneration, vision loss, retina, clinical trials, pigmentation, levodopa, i-dopa, Parkinson's disease, McKay Lab, wet AMD, dry AMD, carbidopa-levodopa

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in individuals over age 55 in developed nations and more than 10 million people in the United States have AMD, according to the Foundation Fighting... read more

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more