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SUMMER is upon us once again, reminding us of the urgent need for sun protection, regular skin self-exams and doctor visits which can help us catch melanoma and other skin cancers before they progress, says the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor.

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“RISK factor modification is essential for stroke prevention — and, while it’s great to treat any risk factor, it’s best to treat them all,” says Louis Klebanoff, M.D., vice chair of the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell, in an article recently published in the Weill Cornell Medical College Women’s Health Advisor.

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THE U.S. Department of Agriculture released its Dietary Guidelines for Americans — advice to encourage healthier eating patterns based on the latest nutritional science — every five years, says the April 2016 issue of the Harvard Medical School Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

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WHILE a total knee replacement can ease pain and improve function in individuals who suffer the pain of arthritis with every new day and with every step, sometimes even keeping them up at night — before you consider a knee replacement, understand the pros and cons of the procedure and whether you’re a good candidate for it, says the March 2016 issue of the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor.

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WHILE there is no single way to train your brain, there is an important concept to keep in mind — “My motto is train but don’t strain your brain,” says Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Longevity Center, in the March 2016 issue of the UCLA Health HEALTHY Years.

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