Skin Cancer Prevention Starts at Birth

When it comes to protecting your children’s skin and health, simple choices and everyday habits could keep them from developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life. The decisions to cover up, sit in the shade and reapply sunscreen all make a difference in whether a child gets too much sun. Just one […]

Local Strawberry Farms Combine Nutrition, Exercise

With rows of red strawberries ready to be picked, local farms offer a sweet opportunity to combine a little exercise and healthy eating. Strawberries contain powerful nutrients. Each bite boasts vitamin C, folate, fiber and potassium. One cup of these beauties has only 50 calories and gives your body 160 percent of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin C. Vitamin […]

Stroke Prevention: Know Risk Factors, Make Healthy Choices

Knowing that brain cells die every minute, Dr. John R. Baker and his neurointerventional team work as quickly as possible on every stroke patient they treat to restore oxygen to the brain. Advanced imaging and technology enable Dr. Baker to remove blood clots, repair blood vessels in the brain and stop bleeding. At Bon Secours […]

Prevent Skin Cancer: Get Screened Annually

Screening for skin cancer takes only 10 minutes but the benefits could last your lifetime. The key to treating skin cancer is to find it early. That’s when all forms of skin cancer – including melanoma – the deadliest form – are highly treatable. “One of the best things people can do is get an […]

Painful Walking May Signal Peripheral Arterial Disease

A daily walking habit for 30 minutes is one of the easiest steps you can take to improve your health. Not only does it reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, walking also decreases your risk for certain cancers and osteoporosis. You can improve your blood pressure, blood sugar and blood […]

Poor Diet Linked to Early Death

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke […]

Take Heart: Fitness Trackers Not Always Accurate

Fitness trackers can be great motivators to get active. Trouble is, some of them are not always accurate when it comes to measuring heart rate. In fact, if you’re relying on a fitness tracker to keep your heart rate at a safe limit set by your doctor, researchers at Cleveland Clinic say you may want […]

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 the effectiveness of […]

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 […]

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 […]