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4 ways to stay healthy this summer (and still enjoy the summer weather)

Summer is in full swing and with it comes a host of great outdoor activities. However, this sunny season also opens the door to some serious health risks if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to keep your body safe this summer, while still enjoying the wonderful weather. Stay Hydrated A relatively simple, yet […]

Couch to 5K: Week one

I did it! With a little bit of perseverance and a lot of dragging from my partner in crime Clifford, I made it through week one of the Couch to 5k program. Break Down: The brisk five minute walk in the beginning was no problem because I am used to walking with Clifford every morning. […]

HPV vaccine proving effective

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has decreased the incidence of the cancer-causing virus among teenage girls by 56 percent since the vaccine was approved in 2006. Despite these striking results, vaccination rates are still low in the U.S. Only one-third of teenage girls have received the full three-dose series of the HPV vaccine. Doctors aren’t […]

Healthy fats reduce prostate cancer spread

A new study suggests men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may reduce the spread of the disease by eating a diet high in healthy vegetable fats. Though it is common for doctors to recommend cutting out fat completely after a prostate cancer diagnosis, this latest study challenges that advice. Researchers also found that […]

AMA declares obesity a disease

The nation’s largest physicians group, the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially declared obesity a disease. Supporters of the disease classification believe this decision could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment by spurring health insurers and the government to fund anti-obesity services and getting doctors to pay more attention to the condition. Opponents […]

Free webcast offers strategies for parents/caregivers on keeping families healthy & happy

Keeping our children and families healthy is one of the most important and challenging goals for parents and caregivers. Current research has shown that starting a healthy lifestyle at a young age is one of the best ways to create a healthy future for our children and lower their risk of chronic disease like cancer, […]

Give the gift of prevention for Mother's Day

My Mom is incredibly caring, has endless strength and loves her family more than anything. She was 14 years old when her mother died of kidney cancer. Several decades later, she lost her father and her oldest brother to prostate cancer. Like so many others, cancer runs rampant in my family, so taking steps to […]

Heart health = Cancer prevention

Healthy habits do more than just help protect you and your family from cancer, they can also help prevent other chronic illnesses, such as heart disease. In fact, a recent study suggests heart health may be a vital component in lowering one’s risk for cancer. Researchers tracked over 13,000 people over time who were advised […]

Healthy recipe: Basil, shrimp & zucchini pasta

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: This quick-cooking, healthy dinner is a simple combination of zucchini, shrimp and pasta flecked with plenty of fresh basil. If you have leftover cooked pasta from another meal, use it and skip Step 2. Since […]

When and when not to work out during cold/flu season

A case of the common cold can disrupt your work life, your social calendar and even your exercise regimen. Sports medicine experts say brisk exercise is a good idea for minor colds but if you are running a fever or have flu-like symptoms they strongly advise skipping your workout, getting lots of bed rest and […]