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Genetic Factors and Colorectal Cancer: Know Your Risk (March 10, 2017)

Colorectal cancer is one of several cancers with known genetic risk factors. Because these known factors can be identified through genetic testing, it’s important to understand your risks and to discuss... Continue Reading

When Good Cells Go Bad (February 20, 2017)

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Cancer. The word has taken on a meaning that extends beyond the medical definition. Cancer is deadly; it is dangerous; it means bad news. But when we hear the words, “You have cancer,”... Continue Reading

Recognizing the Early Signs of Anemia (February 9, 2017)

Anemia (an inadequate supply of red blood cells) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Other possible signs of this condition include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty... Continue Reading

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk (January 1, 2017)

There is no magic pill for preventing cancer, but if you want to reduce your risk of developing the disease, there is something you can do: change your habits. That’s right—your habits have a lot to... Continue Reading

Know Your Rights (December 26, 2016)

There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. Health insurance companies can take a number of steps to control their costs. This can mean... Continue Reading

What Complementary Therapies Can Do for You (October 16, 2015)

By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies empower you, the patient. After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel like you are ceding control to a team of experts—your medical oncologist,... Continue Reading

Precision Medicine (October 6, 2015)

Patients see benefits as cancer care continues to evolve. By Susan Kreimer Donna Lawson, 67, a retired payroll admin­istrator in Glen Rose, Texas, was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer—a... Continue Reading

Many Older Americans are at Risk of Malnutrition (September 1, 2015)

By Mia James Much of what we read about nutrition in the news today tends to focus on weight loss and the need to cut calories. Research and tips abound about why we should stay slim and how we should... Continue Reading

To Benefit More from Exercise, Pick up Your Pace (September 1, 2015)

Regular exercisers know that physical activity brings countless benefits, from looking and feeling your best to longevity and lowering your chances of certain illnesses. But if your workouts tend to be... Continue Reading

Know Before You Go: Farmers’ Market 101 (September 1, 2015)

Planning to shop local for your produce this summer? If so, learning a bit about your neighborhood vendors and the produce they sell can ensure that you find the quality you are looking for. By Paulette... Continue Reading

Cooking for a Cause (September 1, 2015)

A celebrity chef puts her passion for food to work to educate people about a common health concern. By Diana Price Here are just a few a of the hats that Sunny Anderson, celebrity cook and co-host of Food... Continue Reading

Eating Well to Keep Your GI Tract on Track (July 29, 2015)

What and how you eat can make all the difference when it comes to digestive health. By Mia James The good news about digestive disorders— and, really, there is good news—is that many of them can be... Continue Reading

In Praise of Networking (July 29, 2015)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM What do you think when you hear the term networking? Some of us may think about jobs, computers, or resources— the list is long. But all of these things have... Continue Reading

Happy Mind, Healthy Body (July 29, 2015)

Five easy ways to achieve mind-body wellness. By Maryann Hammers Long-distance runner Beth Weinstein remembers a particularly grueling 50K trail race last year. “I was undertrained, tired, in tons of... Continue Reading

Step Away From the Phone (July 29, 2015)

By Maryann Hammers Justine Beauregard and her husband were sitting on the couch, watching television. Quality time together, right? Justine thought so— until her husband glanced at her, clearly annoyed.... Continue Reading

It’s Time To Bone Up: A Guide to Bone Health (July 1, 2015)

By Diane L. Schneider, MD As we age, bone loss is inevitable—but we cannot feel it or see it. You want to prevent the end result: breaking a bone. One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone.... Continue Reading

Aging and Heart Health (July 1, 2015)

By the American Heart Association  In Your Forties If heart health has not been a priority, don’t worry. Healthy choices you make now can strengthen your heart for the long haul. Understand why you... Continue Reading

Mind Over Matter: A Woman’s Guide To Staying Brain-Healthy (July 1, 2015)

By Amanda Jerome As the baby boomer genera­tion moves into retire­ment age and beyond, brain health issues re­lated to aging are rapidly becoming a major concern. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and... Continue Reading

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