Colon Cancer Warning Signs and Screening Options

If you are 50 years or older you need to get tested for colon cancer, earlier if you have symptoms such as rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits, or have a family history of colon cancer. You have the power to PREVENT colon cancer—not just find it early. Early colorectal cancers usually have no symptoms—making […]

Fatigue or heart attack or stroke?

When minutes matter…do you know the signs? Knowing the signs of heart attack and stroke can help you save a life – and quality of life. According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States, while stroke holds the number 3 spot. Not only […]

How many lookalike poisons are in your house?

Every 30 seconds in the United States, a child is poisoned. Most children under five years of age are poisoned when they eat or drink products that look like flavored drinks or candy. These products may smell pleasant, may have a sweet taste or may just have a similar appearance to something edible. Often small […]

Is your child distracted at school?

Have you ever found a grade on your child’s report card that seems to be below his or her abilities? This may indicate poor study habits, a behavior problem or indicate an underlying medical condition. Distractibility in kids can be due to learning disabilities, situational stress or trauma, abnormal lead levels, vision or hearing abnormalities. […]

March is National Nutrition Month

Every year in the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) celebrates National Nutrition Month to raise awareness for the importance of making smart food choices and developing thoughtful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme for National Nutrition month is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The theme recognizes that individuals have […]

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