The seriousness of cancer goes beyond your health. It takes a tremendous emotional, mental, financial, and spiritual toll. In addition, it can make the everyday things you’ve always done as person, spouse, parent, or employee even more challenging.
There’s no absolute way to prevent cancer from entering your life and turning it upside down, but what if there were something you can do to cut your cancer risk in half?
Experts estimate that more than half of cancer cases are preventable with basic lifestyle changes, particularly the food choices we make.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women, but over the last few decades, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. Why is this? The increased use of screening tests. Screening can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early on- when it’s small, has not spread, and is easiest to cure.
While spending more time at the gym and picking up a few healthier eating habits to lose the annual holiday weight gain are great short-term goals, it can be easy to lose focus and fall back into old habits once the first few pounds start shedding.
You are more likely to stay motivated if you link your resolution to a bigger, life-changing goal, such as improving your heart health for the years to come.
As you say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the New Year, try gaining better heart health in 2017 one simple step at a time...
Keeping our own health inventory up-to-date can easily be dismissed with the craziness of everyday life. Are you one who makes your loved ones health and safety a priority, while often putitng your own well-being on the back burner?
Begin 2017 by ensuring you receive exceptional treatment and care in the event of an emergency. Pertinent information including a list of current medications with proper dosages, dates of major surgeries, medically implanted devices, emergency contacts, and advance directives should be made known to first responders immediately during an emergency.
Placing notes in every room of the house during the holidays may relieve stress for some. For others, constant reminders of the growing holiday to-do's creates more anxiety this time of year.
Keep the “Am I forgetting something” mindset from ruining your holiday cheer this season. If wanting to have more joy by spending quality time with your loved ones this Christmas, don't let your annual holiday procrastination set in. Prepare your holiday countdown list of to-do's now before the final days before Christmas are upon us.
With another Thanksgiving holiday wrapped up, are you feeling overwhelmed with the thought of fulfilling your loved ones’ holiday wish lists? Hosting parties, holiday travel, gift buying, seasonal baking, and decorating, can understandable contribute to depleting saving accounts and increased credit card balances during the Christmas season.
Many varying factors contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s, one being a person’s diet. Family history and other influences such as smoking, exercise, and education can all affect a person’s likelihood of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis as well.
When solely looking at the connection between memory loss and diet, researchers have found that diets high in cholesterol and fat might speed up the formation of sticky protein clusters found in the brain which are typically at fault for much of the damage that occurs in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
This November, we are reminded about the prevalence of Alzheimer’s in the United States. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and the number is expected to triple over the next few decades.
As we get older, the development of Alzheimer’s may become a heightened concern, possibly more so if there is a known family history of the disease. While you may have been told that all you can do is wish for the best or wait for a proven cure; there are many ways that you can actually reduce your risk.