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BJ Towe

Pediatrics What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids & Vitamins Does your child need a vitamin supplement? If your child eats regular, healthy meals and snacks, probably not. Family Medicine Vaping: A Dangerous Trend Among Teens Inhaling nicotine and cancer-causing toxins through an e-cigarette isn't just un-cool — it's not safe. Patient Stories Prostate Cancer Survivor Continues to Educate and Advocate As men, learn what you can do to prevent the second-most common cause of cancer deaths. Audiology & Hearing Technology Turn Down the Noise — Protect Your Family's Hearing Between the ages of 6 and 19, as many as 12.5 percent of American children have experienced some hearing loss. Pediatrics Healthy Snacks & Beverages for Kids You're swimming in quick and convenient snack options. But the best snacks come the way nature intended. Pediatrics The Effects of Screen Time on Fitness & Health When children watch TV, play video games or spend time on the phone or computer, odds are good they're not being physically active. And that, says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), can play havoc on their physical fitness and health, both now and in the future. Pediatrics Protecting Children from Summer Sun & Bugs Most parents know that it takes just one sunburn during childhood to significantly increase their child's risk of developing skin cancer later in life. They're also aware of the rising incidence of insect-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Urology Does an Elevated PSA Mean Cancer? Does an elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) mean cancer? Not necessarily. Patient Stories “Healthy” With Cancer Like many healthy women, Janna Foels, 46, delayed having her first mammogram. Patient Stories Cancer Survivor Inspires Patients in Nepal Declared cancer-free earlier this year, Sarah Coy joined the recent Above + Beyond Cancer mission trip to Nepal – with financial support from The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation. Patient Stories Pregnant & Diagnosed With Colon Cancer One woman's story of how she learned she was pregnant and suffering from odd pains. Patient Stories Unusual circumstance leads to early cancer diagnosis Breast cancer runs in Julie Dressler's family. Her grandmother had it and, two years ago, her father learned that he had it as well.

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