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September 2014
AFIB AWARENESS 

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Some people refer to AFib as a quivering heart. 

 

An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.


If you think you may have atrial fibrillation, here are important steps:

PROSTATE CANCER 

All men are at risk of prostate cancer during their lifetime, and it's important to talk with your doctor to make an informed decision about screening tests. The testing may be based on your unique personal situation, taking into consideration your current health status and personal opinions. 

 

Finding prostate cancer early means that you will have the best chance of living longer. In fact, more than 99 percent of men survive prostate cancer when it is caught early. Most prostate cancers grow slowly and don't cause health problems in men who have them.


Who has the highest risk for prostate cancer?

  • Men who are 50 years old or older
  • African-American men
  • Men whose father, brother or son had prostate cancer
More information about prostate cancer is available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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