Colon cancer rates are on the rise in a surprising age group: people age 20 to 49. Experts think this alarming trend may be due to poor diet and rising obesity rates.
One in eighteen Americans will be diagnosed this year with colon cancer. But a colonoscopy is a simple test that can save your life.
It grows slowly. It can be cured in early stages. A colonoscopy can uncover it. We know how to solve the problem of colon cancer, but every year, people die of it. It’s a sad fact that even with so much in our favor, this cancer still claims lives. Do your part to protect yourself, … Read More
Oatmeal is a good breakfast whether you make it simple or dress it up with lots of fruit and nut toppings. But here’s the other beautiful thing about oatmeal. If you eat one and one-half cups of it each day, you can lower your cholesterol by 5 to 8 percent. It contains soluable and insoluable … Read More
Nearly 2 million brain cells are lost for every minute that passes when you are having a stroke. This makes time is a critical element in stroke treatment. How quickly treatment begins can impact how well you recover. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts. There are two types of … Read More
Salmon breaks apart so delicately with your fork — it’s hard to believe something so delicious can be so good for you too. It provides essential omega-3 fatty acids, which your body can only get from your diet. The American Heart Association recommends we eat two four-ounce servings of fish each week.
Imagine I’m having a light-hearted conversation with a friend who says something silly. I gently joke, “Your head is full of rocks.” I don’t mean that literally. If you are a neurotypical person, you understand I’m joking. You hear it in my tone of voice and see it in my body language. But if you … Read More
It’s 10:30 p.m., and you’ve just settled in for some mindless TV time — a playoff game, a cheesy drama or your favorite reality show. What do you choose as your guilty-pleasure snack? That bowl of chocolate ice cream and bag of greasy chips are calling your name. But for late-night snacking, be mindful, not … Read More
Turns out, your mother had it right. You should eat more vegetables. Upping your intake is a smart way to begin when you want the right mix of protein, carbs and fats on your dinner plate. People tend to under-eat these cruciferous crunchies, roots, sprouts and leafy lovelies without truly realizing their benefits. Vegetables have … Read More
Do you find yourself waking up at night, needing the bathroom? You might wonder if this is normal. It’s true that as we age, our bodies make less of a hormone that allows us to retain fluids, so our bladders fill more rapidly. Our bladders are also able to hold less urine as we get … Read More