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History of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanics comprise one of the most influential and largest ethnic groups in North America. Pew Research Center indicates that the Hispanic population in the United States reached a new high of 55.4 million in 2014. That accounted for roughly 17.5 percent of the total population of the United States.
The Hispanic and Latino community continues to make a strong impact across the globe. National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates that impact and the roles Hispanics play today and have played throughout history.


What exactly is cancer?

Cancer can affect anyone. Sometimes it strikes with no warning, while other times people may have a genetic predisposition. Various medical organizations say there are between 100 and 200 different types of cancer. Everyone has heard of cancer, but some are still unsure of what cancer is.


Seasonal allergy triggers

Allergic reactions occur when the body's immune system attacks an often harmless substance like animal dander, food or pollen. Medication can help reduce the severity of such reactions, but some allergy sufferers find allergic reactions inconvenient nuisances even with medication.
Understanding what triggers allergic reactions may help some people avoid them or make them easier to handle. The following are some of the more common allergy triggers and how men and women suffering from allergies can avoid them.


History of mammogram technology

Mammography remains one of the most popular and well-known diagnostic tools for breast cancer. It is estimated that 48 million mammograms are performed each year in the United States and many others are conducted all around the world under the recommended guidance of doctors and cancer experts.


The differences between chemotherapy and radiation

Cancer can take on many forms and spread throughout the body, infiltrating healthy cells and causing an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells that often turn into tumors.
Various cancer-treatment options are available to treat men and women diagnosed with this potentially deadly disease, but the ones most familiar to many people are radiation and chemotherapy. Working with their doctors, patients can explore their treatment options to determine which therapies may be most effective.