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Flu shot myths and facts
October is the start of flu season. It’s also the time of year when people have questions about flu shots and flu prevention. To clear up some common concerns, here are some of the most common myths about flu shots, along with the facts.

What to expect if you are called back after a mammogram
Being called back for further testing after a routine screening mammogram can seem alarming. While it’s very important to follow up and have the recommended tests, being called back after a mammogram doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything wrong. 

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Breast awareness: no one knows your breasts as well as you do
Although breast self-exams are no longer recommended, every woman can know her own breasts: how they look and feel, and what is normal for her. Breast awareness enables women to recognize changes in their breasts and have them checked out.

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Longer time interval between bariatric surgery and childbirth may decrease perinatal risks
Waiting longer than two years after bariatric surgery to give birth may decrease the risk of having a premature or small baby, or a baby requiring admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

For diabetes prevention, more exercise is associated with more benefits
New research confirms the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and also shows that higher activity levels yield significantly more benefits.

Study projects high lifetime diabetes risks in Canada, especially for First Nations
A new Canadian study found alarmingly high lifetime risk levels for diabetes, especially in First Nations people. For young people (age 20), the study projected that eight in 10 First Nations people will develop diabetes in their lifetime, and five in 10 non-First Nations people will develop the condition.

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