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The Importance Of Getting Your Colonoscopy

The Importance Of Getting Your Colonoscopy

March is Colorectal Cancer Month and what better time than to take stock on our colorectal health. Think of it as changing your batteries in your smoke alarms when the clocks change! Statistics show that if colorectal cancer is caught in its early stages (I and II),...

Eating Disorders: A Condition of All Ages

Eating Disorders: A Condition of All Ages

February is National Eating Disorder Month and according to nationaleatingdisorder.org, it is estimated that a whopping 20 million American women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Though the definitive causes are...

Heart Disease in Women: The Number One Killer!

Heart Disease in Women: The Number One Killer!

Myth:  Men die more often from heart attacks than women.  Truth: Women die more often from heart attacks than men.   It has always been the belief that more men die from heart attacks than women.  In fact, new studies show that women are more likely to die from heart...

Type 1 Diabetes…It’s Not Your Fault

Type 1 Diabetes…It’s Not Your Fault

Diabetes.org defines Type 1 Diabetes in the following terms:  The body does not produce insulin and it breaks down the carbohydrates eaten into blood glucose (also called blood sugar), which is used for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Be Your Own Best Advocate

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Be Your Own Best Advocate

Make no mistake… although the rate of breast cancer deaths has been steadily decreasing since 1988, it is still the number one cause of cancer deaths (other than lung cancer), among women in the United States. According to breastcancer.org, ‘In 2018, an estimated...