Healing & Wellness

July 7, 2017

7 Medical Tests Women Need

If you promised yourself that you’d make 2017 the year you put your health at the top of the priority list, it’s time to check your progress. We are half way through the year—have you scheduled important tests that may help find, and in some cases, prevent cancer? With six months left of the year, there’s […]

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July 7, 2017

Combating Weight Gain After Treatment

After you complete cancer treatment, you may be surprised to find that the numbers are creeping up on the scale. It happens perhaps more than you think. All too often after treatment, cancer patients slip back into unhealthy habits, especially when it comes to eating. “When patients are diagnosed, they’re suddenly hyper-aware of what they’re […]

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June 11, 2017

Top 3 Supplements for Overall Better Health

The majority of Americans (nearly 70 percent) take dietary supplements, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Most of them anticipate their supplement use increasing in the next five years, but with the abundance of supplements on the market, how do you know which options are right for you? The truth is, there’s no […]

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June 11, 2017

How a Trip to the Farmers’ Market is Good for Your Health

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fruits and vegetables picked right from the farm, and luckily, most cities around the United States feature vibrant farmers’ markets so that the average American can access these vibrant flavors. If you’re not a regular at your farmers’ market, you may be missing out on the numerous benefits […]

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June 11, 2017

Knowing Your Dad’s Health May Be a Gift to You

This Father’s Day, you may want to sit down with your dad and discuss his medical history. Knowing about your father’s health may help you and your doctor determine your risks for a number of health issues, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. “We inherit half of our DNA from each parent,” says Eric Fowler, […]

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June 11, 2017

What Men Should Know About New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

Prostate cancer screening made headlines again recently because of a change in the recommendations about the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent and influential panel of experts, updated its guidance from 2012. The new guidelines, which are still in draft form as the task force seeks public […]

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May 15, 2017

Surprising Spots Where Skin Cancer Could Be Hiding

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with an estimated 1 in 5 Americans developing the disease at some point in their lifetime. The major risk factor is excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun — especially if it led to burns severe enough to blister (and even more so if […]

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May 15, 2017

7 Tips for Healthier Grilling + 3 Spices that Pack Nutritional Punch

As the weather warms up, you may be tempted to take the daily chore of cooking outdoors to the grill. Despite the delight of a grilled meal on the back deck, grilling isn’t always the healthiest method of cooking. Research suggests that grilling meats at high temperatures over an open flame creates carcinogenic compounds called […]

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May 15, 2017

Obesity and Cancer: The Importance of Awareness and Prevention

When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, maintaining a healthy weight may be as important as avoiding tobacco and overexposure from the sun. In fact, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has found that those who follow a healthy lifestyle, by eating a nutritious diet, limiting alcohol consumption and taking other important steps, are […]

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April 10, 2017

Why does cancer risk increase as we get older?

Of all of cancer’s many riddles and mysteries, one fact remains consistent across almost all types of the disease: The risk of getting cancer increases with age. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the median patient age at the time of a cancer diagnosis is 66. “Advancing age is the most important risk factor […]

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