#MarchForth -- A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

#MarchForth

A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Pilot Heart Health

Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, heart, heart 411, heart and vascular institute, heart health, mitral valve disease, pacemaker, valve surgery

Any heart-related medical event can be an emergency, and a pilot suffering a heart attack at 35,000 feet puts you at risk as well. Learn what cardiologists and the FAA are doing to keep you safe.


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How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health

Tags: almond oil, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, healthy fats, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. It's true they’re high in fat in general, but they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat.


5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, family history, hemorrhoids, polyps

Colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. However, there is a lot people can do to prevent it. Find out what you can do and the symptoms you should never ignore.


New Implantable Device May Help You to Hear Again

New Implantable Device May Help You to Hear Again

Tags: cochlear, ear, hearing, hearing aid, Hearing loss

If you have a certain kind of hearing loss, there may be a new solution that can allow you to hear again. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first device that combines a hearing aid with a cochlear implant.


6 Tips to Protect Your Lips from the Cold

6 Tips to Protect Your Lips from the Cold

Tags: chapped lips, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, tips for winter weather, winter

Winter can be a brutal time of the year for your lips. The cold air, the chilling wind and dry, heated air inside all conspire to make your smoocher dry and tight. Here are six tips to keep your lips lovely all winter long.


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What a Beginner Should Know About CrossFit

Tags: exercise, fitness

Your friends have been talking about it on Facebook. You saw a commercial or a competition on TV. One of your coworkers swears by it. But what is CrossFit?


7 colonoscopy myths, busted. #coloncancer #marchforth

Colonoscopy Can Stop Cancer Cold (Infographic)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, infographic, polyps, rectal cancer

Don't buy into the many myths about colonoscopy. Most people don't even remember their exam once it's done. And today's preps are literally easier to swallow.


Sunshine Act

What New Legislation About Physician-Industry Relationships Means to You

Tags: Dr. Clair, healthcare industry, heart, heart and vascular institute, industry relationships, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, Physicians Payments sunshine act

As a health care consumer, there are important details that you should know about a well-intentioned but misguided piece of legislation -- the Physicians Payments Sunshine Act.


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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.


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Do Teeth-Whitening Kits You Use at Home Really Work?

Tags: dental health, periodontal disease, teeth, teeth whitening, tooth decay

Should you use a teeth whitening kit at home? FInd out about the safety and effectiveness of these whiteners, how the work and five things you should do before using them.