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November is American Diabetes Month, which seems appropriate given that an estimated 30 million Americans have diabetes, though one-third may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. November is also awareness month for diabetic eye disease, healthy skin, lung and stomach cancers and -- don't forget -- Alzheimer's disease.

Counts

1 in 20: Estimated number of Canadian youths (age 10-24) who are hospitalized every day for substance abuse

100,000: Estimated number of persons in U.S. who experience their first episode of psychosis each year

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information; National Institute for Mental Health

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Chalazion: A slowly developing lump that forms due to blockage and swelling of an oil gland in the eyelid. Unlike styes, chalazions are generally not due to infection and are typically painless.

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Barophobia: Fear of gravity (a real downer)

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