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Alert! Are you at risk for diabetes?

Written by Community Health Network on 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Each year the American Diabetes Association hosts Alert Day. It's a one-day campaign dedicated to asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and 25 percent of them do not even know they have it. An additional 86 million, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. continue reading ...

Green eats for St. Patty's Day

Written by Dietitian and Nutrition Team on 3/13/2015 6:00:00 AM

Healthy St. Patty's Day foodsForget the shamrock shake and opt for celebrating St. Patty's Day the healthy way. Here are five green foods you can eat in celebration: 

Brussels sprouts
These tiny cabbages are packed with nutrients. Try recipes from our Pinterest board to cook brussels sprouts in new ways. continue reading ...

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Fast facts about whooping cough

Written by Community Health Network on 3/3/2015 2:00:00 PM

Whooping coughPertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. While most severe in infants, the illness is common among children ages five to 18.

The bacteria that causes the illness spreads from person to person through tiny drops of fluid from the nose or mouth. These may become airborne when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

"Pertussis is a bacterial illness that initially presents itself like a cold, with a fever, cough and runny nose," said Dr. Shannon Tighe, pediatrician at Community Physician Network.  continue reading ...

7 ways to prevent colon cancer

Written by Cancer Care Team 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 fiber to help prevent colon cancerEat 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 ...

Tags: cancer , colon cancer , fiber | Posted in: Cancer Care

10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

Written by Community Health Network 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 ...

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