Understanding Thyroid Cancer in the Old and Young

By Jason M Carlton
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Elder L. Tom Perry, a top-ranking leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away from thyroid cancer on Saturday, May 30, less than two months after he was diagnosed with the disease. While thyroid cancer is a relatively common type of cancer, it is usually highly curable. However, the type of thyroid cancer Perry had is rare, and it has a nearly zero percent cure rate. 

Avoid Falling for Grocery Store Food Traps

By Ali Spencer, RD
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We’re all trying to be healthier and most of us seek out healthier foods in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, marketers hone in on key ingredients to maketheir products sound healthier, and more alluring at our expense. Watch out for these traps when you’re shopping and read your food labels to ensure you are getting what you think you are.

A Stroke Can Strike Anyone at Any Age. Here's the Warning Signs and 4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

By Brady White
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Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and perhaps more importantly, it is the leading cause of long-term disability. It happens when blood flow to part of your brain suddenly stops, either because a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, which is called an ischemic stroke, or because a blood vessel in your brain bursts, referred to as a hemorrhagic stroke.