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healthIssue 30

By Ashley Stinson October is a month known for scares, but there might be nothing scarier than breast cancer. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, as well as one in a thousand men. A lot of

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By Noel Daniel Stanislaus County is fortunate to have a wealth of health professionals who can help our community in its times of greatest need. From head trauma and tricky dental care to integral area pediatrics and a careful understanding of diabetes, the health professionals in our community are the

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DERMATOLOGY AFFILIATES Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group is the most established, long standing, private practice dermatology office in Modesto. It was established over 50 years ago and was the first dermatology office in town. In addition, Dr. Biren has been serving her patients for almost 30 years. After completing medical school,

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healthIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson It’s no hidden wisdom that life is stressful. Balancing all the demands in your life such as work, your significant other, children, pets, family, hobbies, daily activities, bills, and so on, can take a toll on you. As the stress builds, often your body reacts with physical

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healthIssue 28

May is national Bike Month. The weather’s perfect—why not bike? May has three big bike events that are perfect for those looking for the excuse to put the pedals to the mettle. BIKE TO WORK  If you’ve got a bike, take it to work on May 18 between 6:30 and

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healthIssue 27

By Noel Daniel Heart disease and stroke kill more women than cancer does. It’s a scary statistic, isn’t it? One in three women die to heart disease and stroke. That’s why the American Heart Association embarked on a national movement to end the illnesses, it’s called Go Red for Women.

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healthIssue 27

By Noel Daniel Taking care of your teeth is more important than you might think. A beautiful smile is great in pictures—but it turns out, it’s also great for your overall health. “You should have good oral hygiene due to the fact that you want a nice smile,” said Savannah

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By Noel Daniel For as nice as it is for the weather to start warming up, it brings with it some itchy, red-eyed side effects. Allergy sufferers all through the Valley understand the price of living here. Although produce is delicious and fresh, it also means that pollen is plentiful—and can

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By Noel Daniel The very idea of strapping on your running shoes at 5:30 in the morning is not only daunting—it almost feels impossible. How could you possibly hope to be that paragon of fitness that only drinks kombucha, practically lives on a yoga mat, and runs because it’s fun

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By Noel Daniel It’s time to bundle up again. And when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, it’s unsurprisingly bad for your skin. “Cold weather is very drying for the skin,” said Dr. Catherine Biren, Board Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group. “We dermatologists even have a term

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