Written by on 3/2/2015 7:00:00 AM
Cancer and nutrition experts say that more than 50 percent of colorectal cancers are preventable by combining a diet that includes fiber with daily physical activity and weight management. Try these easy diet and nutrition tips to protect yourself against colon cancer.
Eat more fiber.
Just 10 grams of fiber a day can reduce your risk for colorectal cancer by 10 percent. You'll find fiber in whole grain breads, cereals, oatmeal and beans. continue reading ...
Written by on 2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM
Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of dementia, affecting over five million people in the United States. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. continue reading ...
Written by on 2/18/2015 6:00:00 AM
Dr. Megan Gruesser is a pediatrician at Community Physician Network.
As influenza activity slows the door opens for other viruses like RSV.
What is RSV?
Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a virus that causes upper respiratory infections (a.k.a the common cold) in older children and adults. However, in children under two years of age RSV can cause lower respiratory infections like bronchiolitis and pneumonia.continue reading ...
Written by on 2/15/2015 10:30:00 AM
Reviewed by Kathleen Haynes, PharmD at Wellspring Pharmacy.
Salt (a.k.a sodium) is an important part of a well-balanced diet, and is essential in small amounts.
Sodium helps your body function properly by helping maintain the correct balance of fluids in your body, assisting in transmitting nerve impulses, and influencing the contraction and relaxation of muscles. But too much sodium in a diet can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. continue reading ...
Written by on 2/10/2015 1:00:00 PM
A recent outbreak that started at an amusement park in California is putting focus on the measles. Here's what you need to know about the respiratory disease.
The measles (also known as rubeola) is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing.
For the first 10 to 14 days after you're infected, the measles virus incubates. In other words, you have no signs or symptoms of measles during this time. After the incubation period symptoms begin to appear. continue reading ...