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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we here at Eco18 decided to take part in this campaign to help increase awareness. We each took a moment to ourselves to reflect on what…

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How is Ebola Spread? Virus Spreads Through Direct Contact With Fluids Like Sweat, Semen; Possibly Airborne

How is Ebola spread? That’s what an increasing number of people are wondering as new potential cases are reported across the United States and Europe while the disease takes more lives in Africa….

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Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Spreading awareness and encouraging women to creating plans to detect the disease in its early stages is what October…

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National Depression Screening Day October 9

Today is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), and while it may not be a subject that people want to talk about, it’s an important issue that needs to be discussed. As someone who…

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Eliminate Varicose Veins, Reduce Thrombosis Risk

NEW YORK—For some with varicose veins, 45 minutes and a few needle pricks can reduce the risk of preventable death. Patients with larger varicose veins are at an increased risk of deep vein…

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Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?

Named after Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), a German neurologist, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) robs its patients of their dignity, intellect, and ability to carry out daily routine tasks. AD is one form of dementia. The…

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Is There a Cure for Psoriasis?

Although psoriasis has been found in Egyptian mummies, the disease baffled the early physicians. Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) ignored superstitions and treated skin disorders with tar and arsenic, while Galen (133-200 A.D.) named the…

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Ice, Awareness, and Donations Come Pouring in for ALS

Confusion began surfacing on social networks two weeks ago as newsfeeds were flooded with videos of people dumping ice water on their heads. Everyone questioned the purpose of this strange trend, but now…


10 Natural Ways to Cope with Insomnia

Insomnia can be the most frustrating thing in the world. If it’s not for the dark circles that have permanently made their home under your eyelids, it’s exhaustion day in and day out….

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Hemochromatosis: What is it?

We all need iron in our diets. Whether it’s from red meat, leafy greens, or specifically made iron enriched granola bars-we have to get it somehow. There are a ton of individuals out…

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