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2011 October

Do you have a cold or the flu?

WebMD has a slideshow that will help you determine what illness you have, paving the way for effective treatment.

Lowering the risk of breast cancer

Emory Winship Cancer Institute surgeon Dr. Sheryl Gabram says while you can’t eliminate your risk of breast cancer, you can lower it  through controlling weight and exercise, myfoxatlanta.com reports.

Bacteria lurking on cell phones

A new study found that 92 percent of cell phones in the U.K. have bacteria on them — often large amounts — including E. coli, WebMD reports. 

The debate over vitamin supplements

New research findings highlight concerns about the long-term use of supplements and vitamins by people who do not have severe nutritional deficiencies. USA Today asks two top national nutrition experts to weigh in on whether consumers should take a multivitamin or other supplements.

Testing for ‘silent disease’ osteoporosis

More than 700,000  are said to have osteoporosis in Georgia. It is the most common bone disease, causing bones to lose density, become weak and fracture easily. A Rome News-Tribune article discusses screening for osteoporosis and ways to prevent falls and fractures.

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