Posts from 2013
Should you be taking a cholesterol-lowering statin?
Cholesterol used to be all about your number, but that’s changing. New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association could mean that you’ll leave your next doctor’s visit with a prescription for a cholesterol-lowering statin medication. To learn more about the new guidelines, we talked with George Rodgers, MD, FACC,... Read More
Webinar: Sedentary death syndrome—Why you need to exercise now
You know you should exercise, but you’re busy, or it’s too cold or too hot, or you just don’t like working out. How much of a problem can not exercising regularly really be? A very big problem, more and more studies are finding. One recent study found that people who sit for more than 11... Read More
Should you get a yearly lung cancer screening?
Lung cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly. It’s the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and accounts for approximately 28 percent of all cancer deaths. When lung cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, the cure rate is 50 percent... Read More
Webinar: Learn how exercise can transform your health
Join us for a free webinar on the many different ways that exercise can transform your health and overall wellbeing. You’ve certainly heard that exercise provides a myriad of health benefits: improving the health of your heart helping you maintain a healthy weight combatting depression helping you lower your blood pressure lowering your cholesterol and... Read More
Pre-surgery drug may help women battle aggressive breast cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted fast track approval for the biologic, targeted cancer drug pertuzumab, known by the brand name PerjetaR, to treat HER2-positive breast cancer before surgery. The drug had previously been approved last year to treat late stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. Additional larger clinical trials to confirm the results... Read More
Can healthy aging strategies protect your memory?
As we age, we expect our memory to get a bit less sharp, but a number of studies suggest that there are several fairly simple ways we can fight against memory and cognition loss. To understand what you can do to protect the health of your brain as you grow older, you need to know... Read More
Conquering back pain without surgery or medication
Are you living with chronic back pain? You’re not alone. More than 85 percent of Americans will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives and more than 26 million adults under the age of 65 live with frequent back pain. Many of those people are prescribed pain medication or undergo... Read More
Webinar: Smart ways to protect your brain health
Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can protect the health of your brain as you grow older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 16 million Americans are living with cognitive impairment. While some of those are younger people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury,... Read More
Health and wellness: How will you care for your parents as they age?
When we are young, we rely on our parents to provide most everything we need for a healthy life. As our parents grow older, that relationship begins to change. It becomes our job to make sure all’s well with the health and wellbeing of our parents. The foundation of healthy aging: a whole person perspective... Read More
Heart smart: Why you should be eating a Mediterranean diet
What’s the best diet for reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke? A large, randomized 5-year study conducted in Spain suggests that a traditional Mediterranean diet may be the leading contender. Read More