Medical Articles

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

2018-03-24T01:10:02+00:00March 24th, 2018|

"I never would have found it early if I hadn’t been screened,” said a survivor of colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum).Since his dad got colorectal cancer at age 45, when he went for his annual checkup, he asked his own doctor about getting screened. He got a screening test called a colonoscopy, [...]

Cleaning Tips to Keep You Healthy

2018-02-08T18:02:21+00:00February 7th, 2018|

You have the basics down: doing laundry, keeping the bathroom clean, wiping the kitchen countertops — but dirt and grime have a bad habit of collecting in the strangest places. Here are some spots around your house you should consider cleaning more often, if you clean them at all, because they’re probably pretty dirty. They [...]

Go Red for Women Day is February 2

2018-01-31T02:14:03+00:00January 31st, 2018|

Don’t forget to wear RED on Friday February 2nd The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!  But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These [...]

The 2018 Resolutions That Are Totally Attainable

2017-12-30T19:53:11+00:00December 30th, 2017|

Don’t make weight loss or get fit one of your 2018 resolutions. Instead, resolve to be healthier. Why not stretch more? When you wake up, give your muscles a stretch to reconnect with your body and how it’s feeling. Ask yourself, are there any tight areas? How is your neck feeling? What about your shoulders [...]

Winter Slip, Trip & Fall Safety Tips

2017-12-30T19:50:09+00:00December 30th, 2017|

Winter weather is bound to be at our doorstep soon. It’s that time of year when slips, trips and falls occur at an increasing number. Please be safe this winter! Prevention Wear the proper foot gear Take small steps to keep your center of balance under you. Never run on icy ground Keep both hands [...]

Surviving Holiday Parties with your Health Intact

2017-11-22T22:51:01+00:00November 22nd, 2017|

Rest Up the night before a holiday party by getting at least seven hours of sleep. A recent study found that after a short night’s sleep adults ate about an extra 300 calories and tended to choose higher-fat, higher-calorie foods. When women lack sleep they may feel less full after eating, while men tend to [...]

The Great American Smoke Out is November 16th

2017-11-13T20:37:23+00:00November 9th, 2017|

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Yet, 40 million American adults still smoke. The most important thing smokers can do to improve their health is to quit cigarettes and other forms of combustible tobacco. Try these quick tips when trying to quit. Spend as [...]

Cancer and Obesity

2017-11-13T20:37:49+00:00October 12th, 2017|

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Overall, the rate of new cancer cases has decreased since the 1990s, but increases in overweight and obesity-related cancers are likely slowing this progress. More [...]

Childhood Obesity

2017-11-13T20:38:11+00:00October 12th, 2017|

With Halloween and other major holidays approaching the time seems right to talk about our children and their diets. The number of overweight children has doubled in the last couple of decades; currently one child in five is overweight, the increase is in both children and adolescents. What’s happening? Children today spend more time playing [...]

Arthritis isn’t just for the elderly!

2017-11-13T20:38:32+00:00September 20th, 2017|

Arthritis includes more than 100 different conditions that affect joints and the surrounding tissue. The most common form of arthritis in the Unites States is osteoarthritis, followed by gout and rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in or around the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children.  About 1 in [...]