Tag Archives: cancer

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 […]

Have a Healthy New Year: Take Advantage of Screenings

Resolve to protect your health this year by staying up to date with important health screenings and immunizations. A simple phone call to schedule an appointment with your primary health provider is the first step toward taking charge of your health. Screenings help detect illnesses and diseases early, when they’re often easier to treat. “It’s […]

Four in 10 Cancers Linked to Tobacco Use

Although fewer adults nationwide smoke cigarettes, 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States are linked to tobacco use, a report finds. The new federal statistics are a somber reminder that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Tobacco use includes cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products such […]

Learn Your Family’s Health History This Thanksgiving

A simple conversation this Thanksgiving could help you and other members of your family live healthier lives. As you gather together with relatives, take time to also gather your family’s medical history. By asking your relatives a few simple questions, you can discover if diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers such as breast […]

Adults Need Vaccines, Too, CDC Advises

As families prepare for the return of school, many parents are rushing to make sure their children are up to date with their immunizations. It’s also a good time for adults to find out if they also need any vaccines. Some adults mistakenly believe that the vaccines they received as kids protect them for life. […]

More Military Veterans Have Sleep Disorders, Study Finds

American military veterans were six times more likely to have some type of sleep disorder in 2010 than they were 11 years earlier, according to a new study. Veterans who had combat experience, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental disorders were the most likely to have a sleep disorder, researchers found. The study results are published […]

Hydration May Be Key to Healthy Weight, Study Suggests

If the hot weather this week in Virginia doesn’t have you drinking more fluids, a new study about body weight might convince you to refill your water bottle a few times every day. Research suggests that people who are not adequately hydrated are more likely to have a higher body mass index or obesity compared […]

Don’t Let Exercise Take a Holiday During Vacation

Many people just want to relax on vacation but if you want to stay fit and avoid gaining weight while you’re away, make exercise a part of your travel plans. It may also help you enjoy your trip a bit more. Exercise has been shown to help people sleep better and improve their mood, in […]

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Stroke Risks after 65

Preventing a stroke when you’re over 65 may be influenced by how fit you were in your 40s. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas say people in their mid- to late-40s at the top of their fitness game had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke after age 65 in a study […]

Eating Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Premature Death, Study Suggests

Oatmeal may not be your top choice for breakfast but it could become your favorite when you consider the benefits of eating whole grains. Researchers say eating at least three servings of whole grains every day may lower your risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes, according to an analysis of nutrition studies published […]