Too Many People Skip Important Colon Cancer Screenings
Although colorectal cancer remains the the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, many people can lower their risk by staying up to date with screening tests. If colon cancer is detected in its early stages, it is up to 90 percent curable, according to the National Cancer Institute. Despite…
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Regular Exercise May Help Black Americans Avoid High Blood Pressure
Working up a sweat on a regular basis may be a strategy for black Americans to lower the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The prevalence of high blood pressure in black Americans is among the highest in the world, according to the American Heart Association. Nearly 45 percent of black men and 46 percent of black…
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New Advice Makes it Easy to Choose Fish Safely While Pregnant, Breastfeeding
Eating fish is known for its health advantages during pregnancy but many pregnant women eat far less than what’s recommended. To help women and parents of young children choose safe fish and shellfish options, federal authorities have created an easy-to-read chart based on their final advice for fish consumption. Fish and shellfish can be an excellent source of protein, iron and…
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Prevent High Blood Pressure: Get It Checked
If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked by a doctor lately, you could be one of the millions of Americans who has hypertension, but is completely unaware of it. Unlike so many other serious health problems, high blood pressure - the “silent killer” - rarely causes any symptoms. That might explain why one out of five adults who has…
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Resolve to Make SMART Goals in 2017
Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. These resolutions for the New Year may sound good, but they’re likely setting up people for failure. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past resolutions? Did…
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Managing Your High Blood Pressure

Dr. Susan Szulc, of Bon Secours Medical Associates at Virginia Beach, discusses strategies that can help those suffering from or at risk for high blood pressure control and manage their condition - beyond the doctor's office.