Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?

Any woman may develop breast cancer; however, the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease. Risk Factors that Can’t Be Changed Gender. Breast cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men. Race or ethnicity. It has been noted that white women develop breast cancer slightly more often […]

Me & My Doctor

Working in tandem for better health Whether you’re healthy or sick, male or female,  15 years old or 100 years young, you’re in charge. Ask yourself this: are you healthy? Maybe you are today, but what about tomorrow? Finding a physician who you like and trust, and building a partnership with him or her over […]

How to read and understand food labels

  I’m often asked, “What should I look for when reading food labels?” Great question! First, let’s look at why we even have food labels. History of Food Regulations In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and […]

Fall is in the Air

Grilled chicken kebab with vegetables on a black background.

The leaves on the trees are now golden yellow, orange and bright red, which means fall has definitely made its presence known. Neighborhoods are decorated with haystacks, spooky Halloween decorations and although the sun is shining, the air is crisp. This change in season also brings football season and a good opportunity to cheer on […]

You Can Decrease Your Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This includes heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. Not all risk factors for heart disease are controllable (like age, family history, and race and ethnicity), but many others are. Preventable risk factors include: Diet Physical inactivity Obesity Smoking Hypertension (high […]

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