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February 2008
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Preventing Cancer

Preventing Cancer
Learn How to Lower Your Risk
If you think there’s nothing you can do to prevent cancer, you’d be wrong. Learn about the steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk.
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Soothing the Sting of Shingles
When a Childhood Virus Comes Back to Bite You
Even when chickenpox is gone, the virus that causes it stays with you for life, hidden and inactive in your nerve cells. As you get older, the virus may make a second, unwelcome appearance and cause a painful disease called shingles.
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