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Cardiac Risk Factors
The highest death rates in the United States today are associated with coronary artery disease (heart disease), cancer, and stroke. There is a number of significant risk factors for these diseases, some of which a person can modify to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. A risk factor is a personal characteristic which […]
Colonoscopy: The Gold Standard for Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. In 2010, 52,000 people died from this disease. It is predicted that there will be 132,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed this year. With increased use of screening colonoscopies, these numbers are declining. However, only 67% of people over […]
Fast Facts for Female Cancer Screening
One of the most important reasons to see a physician and have an annual exam is for cancer screening. Common female cancers include breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, and uterine cancer. Listed below are a few fast facts for review. Please further discuss with your doctor the importance of proper cancer screening.   Breast Cancer Screening […]
The Mind & Body Connection
Stop dieting and start a journey to healthy living! There are many fad diets out there: some significantly restrict your calories and others are just simply unhealthy. Over 90% of people who diet to lose weight ultimately regain those pounds, and more than 40% of those people regain even more weight than what they started […]
Pain: A Common Complaint
Pain has an incredible impact on lifestyle and quality of life. Pain is one of the most common complaints that brings patients to their doctors. Approximately 30-50% of Americans have neck pain or headaches yearly, and millions visit the emergency room seeking treatment. Lower back pain affects over 80% of Americans at some point in their lives […]