What Are the Key Statistics about Cervical Cancer?

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for cervical cancer in the United States are for 2016: About 12,990 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed. About 4,120 women will die from cervical cancer. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate is 92% If detected late, the […]

Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk

Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures: Body mass index (BMI) Waist circumference Risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with obesity Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and […]

Feeling run down? It could be anemia

Anemia is a silent condition. Anemia starts out as a subtle feeling of constant tiredness. As it progresses, you can’t concentrate, you feel dizzy and your head aches. Advanced anemia causes heart palpitations, cold feet and hands, shortness of breath and chest pain. Anemia occurs when blood does not transport enough oxygen to the rest […]

Your thyroid is your metabolic control center

Located just under your Adam’s apple, your thyroid secretes hormones into the blood stream to control the rate that every cell and organ turns nutrients into energy. Thyroid hormones control metabolism, growth, body temperature, muscle strength, appetite, and the health of your heart, brain, kidneys, and reproductive system. Thyroid cells are the only cells in […]

Twist, Rattle & Roll: All About Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are common sports injuries. In fact, foot and ankle injuries account for more than 60% of all athletic mishaps. Sports that are played on uneven surfaces or require quick, side-to-side movements create risk factors for ankle injuries. A sprain injures one or more of the ligaments in the ankle, typically on the outside of the joint. Ligaments on […]

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