Category: Preventive Care

lifestyle changes to lower cancer risk
Sep 27 2016

Can lifestyle changes lower your cancer risk?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

A number of recent studies suggest a possible link between the lifestyle choices you make and your cancer risk. While these choices don’t appear to affect your risk for all types of cancer, they may have a significant impact on your risk of developing and dying from several common cancers. While the studies are observational,... Read More

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Lower your risk of cognitive impairment
Aug 16 2016

Lifestyle changes may reduce your risk of cognitive impairment

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Cognitive impairment—problems with memory, focus, language, and the ability to multitask—affects millions of older people in the U.S. Many assume that these problems are a natural result of aging, but several studies have found that there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make that may lower your risk of cognitive impairment or slow... Read More

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What is clean eating?
Aug 9 2016

What is clean eating?

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

Clean eating has been the focus of a lot of attention lately, with celebrities and authors touting the health benefits of this approach to diet and nutrition. But what does it mean to eat clean? The answer to that question can vary, depending on who you ask. Some versions of clean eating require you to... Read More

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How attitude affects healthy aging
Jul 26 2016

Healthy aging: Studies identify a new link to longevity

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Healthy aging depends on many different factors, from your genetic makeup to lifestyle choices, such as exercise, weight, and stress management, and health problems and illnesses you develop over your lifetime. There is, however, another factor that researchers have found may have a significant impact on your health and how long you live—your attitude about... Read More

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Why evidence-based diets work better
Feb 9 2016

Want to Lose Weight? Try an Evidence-Based Plan

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

There are many different ways to lose weight, but how do you know which ones will help you achieve healthy weight loss and maintain your weight for the long term? Rather than chasing the latest fad, the best approach is to find an eating strategy that’s backed by scientific evidence. When is a diet not... Read More

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9 factors that may increase Alzheimer's risk
Oct 20 2015

How to combat the 9 factors that could raise your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

There are about 5.3 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 33 million worldwide. As the U.S. population ages, the number is projected to increase 40 percent and reach 7.1 million people in just 10 years. But the findings of a recent study suggest there are steps you can take... Read More

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healthy sleep
Oct 13 2015

Build a healthy sleep strategy

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

How often do you get a good, sound night of sleep? If you’re having problems falling asleep, staying asleep or frequently feel tired during the day, pinpointing the causes and building a strategy to help you get the sleep you need can have a positive impact on many different, important aspects of your health and... Read More

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lower your risk of osteoporosis
Sep 22 2015

Take these steps to lower your osteoporosis risk

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Osteoporosis will affect one in three women and one in five men in their lifetime. That’s why it’s never too early to start making the lifestyle changes that can help protect your bones from this disease. The first step is to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and what you can do... Read More

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Diabetes risk
Sep 10 2015

Sugary drinks increase your diabetes risk even if you’re a healthy weight

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

One sugar-sweetened soda, flavored water, or iced tea a day isn’t a going to cause any health problems if you’re slim or at a healthy weight, right? That assumption was recently found to be inaccurate by researchers in Britain. In fact, drinking just one sugar-sweetened beverage a day increased the risk of developing type 2... Read More

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detecting colon cancer
Aug 11 2015

Higher quality colonoscopies can lower your cancer risk

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Getting a screening colonoscopy can detect cancer early when it’s more treatable. That’s why colonoscopies are considered the gold standard for detection. But a new study discovered that the experience and skill of the gastroenterologist who performs the procedure can affect your risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer or dying from the disease. The... Read More

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