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colorectal cancer awareness

Early detection is key in colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Dr. Richard [...]

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The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in males and females in the U.S.  One out of every 20 individuals living in the United States will develop colon cancer in their lifetime, that’s a high number. There are approximately 130,000 new cases of colon cancer in the United States.  Ninety percent of the [...]

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Woman thinking

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (like those in the uterus) that grow in locations other than within the uterus. It can be usually found on other organs in the pelvis. The cause has not been identified. Are there symptoms? Some don’t have symptoms at all, which makes treatment not necessary.  Some women experience [...]

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Did you know that March is Women’s History Month?

I didn’t either! It is a month-long celebration of women making history. I learned that the idea of recognizing women’s place in history began with President Jimmy Carter in 1980, when a week was all we got. It took seven years for the celebration to be extended to a full month. I found it interesting [...]

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Heart Healthy Meal for Heart Health Month

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD Agnesian HealthCare Dietitian According to TIME.com, consumers spend an average $100 more at restaurants on their special Valentine’s Day meal than they normally would. This price usually comes with at least half a day’s worth of calories and more than a day’s worth of saturated fat and sodium. [...]

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How do women know if they are having a heart attack?

It is true that women may experience heart attack symptoms that are different than what men may experience. We all hear about chest pain or tightness that may or may not radiate to the left arm and jaw, but there are other warning signs. Women are more likely to describe chest pain with or without [...]

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Heart Health

Women and Heart Disease

Women need to be aware of such statistics as: Every year, coronary heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. More women die within one year of having a heart attack as compared to men. Almost 65 percent of women, who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, had [...]

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Flu vaccine

Are You Considering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine?

What you need to know about HPV HPV is attributed to about 22,000 cancer cases in men and women in the United States each year. Cancers caused by HPV include: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, base of tongue, tonsil and throat cancer. HPV can also cause other diseases, such as genital warts.  Many of these [...]

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How come most women are never happy with what they have?

How come most women are never happy with what they have? I am included in this statement!  I wish I was thinner; I wish my hair was thicker; I wish I was better at my job; and the list goes on and on… The need to be different is actually depressing to me. If this [...]

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Swallowing Pill

Vitamins…what you should know

It’s a new year: I think I will add vitamins to my diet! A whopping 40 to 50 percent of Americans use some form of a vitamin or dietary supplement on a daily basis. Seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? Most people think that if they don’t eat fruits and vegetables, this is the [...]

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