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Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The good news is that in the last decade there has been unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in the U.S. by 3 percent in both men and women has annually. These improvements are the result of cancer prevention and early diagnosis through screening and better treatment modalities.

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 4:14 pm

Ouch! When Shingles Strikes …

For most of us, chicken pox was a childhood rite of passage. Fast forward to our adult years and a painful, annoying rash returns in approximately one out of three adults when we least expect it. “Shingles” is the familiar name for the rash that affects approximately one million Americans every year. The virus that causes chicken pox, varicella zoster, is never fully eradicated from our bodies. Instead, it lies dormant in nerve cells and can return at any time. Your risk of developing shingles increases with age, especially after 50 years old; trauma; stress; diseases; and medications that suppress your immune system. In order to get shingles, you must have had chicken pox previously.

Posted on 11 March 2015 | 5:04 pm

Is It Time to Quit?

Welcome 2015! If smoking cessation is part of your New Year’s resolutions, I support you entirely. Besides the myriad of health benefits that smoking cessation provides, it may amaze you that there are important financial benefits as well. Those who continue to engage in smoking may be paying higher insurance premiums!

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 9:21 pm

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Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say.

Spring Allergies Have Arrived

Expert offers tips to tame springtime sneezing and sniffling.

Progress Reported in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Experimental vaccine and cancer drug each slow disease progression, researchers find.

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

Study finds repeat problems common after early ACL repair.