Category: Preventive Care
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
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
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
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
Health and wellness: Are you following the right exercise regimen?
You know that getting regular exercise is essential to your health and can help reduce your risk of a range of chronic diseases including heart disease and diabetes. Some studies have also found an association between exercise and a decreased risk of certain cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Is your exercise routine fine-tuned to promote better health... Read More
Five Changes that Could Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk
By proactively making changes to what you eat, your activity level, and other lifestyle factors, you may be able to decrease your risk of prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in American men. The potential benefits of these lifestyle changes are supported by evidence from a range of clinical studies, an important factor to... Read More
Healthy sleep: one of five keys to health and wellness
On the most basic level, we all want to live a long and healthy life. While material possessions, career success, and other achievements can enhance our lives, the most essential element of living well is your overall health and wellness. So, what steps do you need to take to guard and improve your health? Read More
Do you need a routine PSA test to screen for prostate cancer?
At its annual meeting in May 2013, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced updated recommendations about when and for which men prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing was appropriate. The blood test measures levels of prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. Higher levels of PSA can indicate the presence of... Read More