Boulder City, Nevada - Every fall, waterfowl flock to shorelines at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Parasites present in some of these birds may come in contact with human skin and lead to Swimmer’s Itch.

New York, New York (NAPSI) - While being diagnosed with cancer can make you feel vulnerable, surviving cancer can make you feel invincible. So says Melanie Young, host of the weekly radio show “Fearless Fabulous You” on W4WN, in her book “Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer.”

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - My colleagues and I recently published results of the largest study of its kind on 3D mammograms, and the outcome is big news for women: This new screening method finds 41 percent more invasive cancers than traditional mammograms and decreases the likelihood of false alarms. This can help save women’s lives, since 3D mammograms help doctors find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

Tucson, Arizona (NAPSI) - As anyone who has or is caring for a loved one with a serious illness knows, managing care and treatment can be a round-the-clock effort that can put enormous strain on both the patient and the family. A specialized type of medical care called palliative care can help people living with a serious illness by alleviating pain, other symptoms and stress at the same time they are receiving treatment for their underlying disease.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - Jewel Crawford Ajibade, Linda Carey and Priscilla Dzurich Ribera are just three of the estimated 173,000 women in theUnited States who are living with metastatic breast cancer. Managing an incurable disease is challenging for them, but each takes a unique approach to living with the condition.

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - Every year, about 14,500 people are diagnosed with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of rare blood cancers that originate in the bone marrow and the more you know about them, the better you can be at finding support for yourself or someone else affected by this diagnosis.

Portland, Oregon (NAPSI) - These days, there’s more to medicine than meets the eye. It’s true, physicians rely heavily on what they can see to diagnose and treat the patients in their care. From inspecting a wound, to studying X-ray imagery, to watching someone react to different stimuli in a physical examination, doctors use visual examinations as a critical component in understanding the state of a patient’s health.