Cold sores are as commonplace as they are irritating -- but often, what we assume is a cold sore might not be one. If you've ever had cold sores that didn't respond to medication designed to treat them, it might be angular cheilitis, a completely different medical condition that looks surprisingly similar.

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Here’s why the cancer death rate has plummeted

Here’s Why the Cancer Death Rate Has Plummeted
Our birth centers provide a supportive environment to say your first "Hello."

Singing along with Lionel Richie's "Hello" is optional (you may want the sound on for this video!).
Our Comprehensive Cancer Clinics offer all-in-one cancer care conveniently located in both Chandler and Gilbert near Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

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#FBF to the Arizona Diamondbacks Ice Bucket Challenge 2015!

DYK the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ helped scientists discover a new gene tied to A.L.S.?

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Just weeks after Just weeks after being told her cancer has returned, this super mom gave birth to quadruplets.

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The number of children who eat or drink artificial sweeteners—like aspartame, sucralose and saccharin—has skyrocketed over the years, with a nearly 200% increase from 1999 to 2012, a new study shows.

Where do you stand on the 'sugar debate'?

Kids Are Eating Nearly 200% More Fake Sugar
A career event announcement at St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center on January 26th.
This young boy with autism formed a special bond with his deaf dog through using sign language.

Via ABC News

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Introducing the sounds of #humankindness on Spotify.

Dignity Health brings you Humankindness Sessions, playlists that bring us together.

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The Sound of Humankindness
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Stage 3 cervical cancer survivor Roxanne tells her story:

"Not only did they save my life, they treated me as a person, instead of just a patient."
Addictions caused from smoking are both physical and emotional: 80 to 90 percent of smokers are addicted to nicotine. In fact, smoking may be equally as addictive as cocaine and heroin, and it can be just as challenging to quit.

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Work. Walk 5 Minutes. Work.

Stuck at your work desk? Standing up and walking around for five minutes every hour during the workday could lift your mood, combat lethargy without reducing focus and attention, and even dull hunger pangs, according to an instructive new study.

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Work. Walk 5 Minutes. Work.
Flu season is in full swing. Learn the truth about common cold myth.

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People crowdfunded a wedding for a woman with cancer, which proves that love & #humankindness are alive and well!

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Along with a healthy diet, regular exercise and a positive outlook, a robust social support system can add years to your life.

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Most women neglect strength training, but those who do it have lower risks of serious diseases.

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On the last day of the year let's reflect upon the importance of grace and mindfulness.

"Grace, much like water, flows to the lowest valley and pools there. Be present and celebrate today's accomplishments."

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The Importance of Grace and Mindfulness
Just in time for your new years resolution ... the calorie-torching, 30-minute workout you can do literally anywhere!

The Calorie-Torching, 30-Minute Workout You Can Do Literally Anywhere