Cancer is not totally outside your control. Although genetic factors may cause cancer, inherited genes are responsible for a fraction of cancers.
Remember this simple slogan: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8.
Some risk factors you can’t do anything about. But others you can treat, manage or control with the help of your healthcare provider.
Close your eyes. (You may need a friend to read to you.) Visualize a great day. You just had an excellent night’s sleep, the sun is shining, and you have incredible energy.
When you were a child, you played tag. You swam with friends until someone made you get out of the pool. You raced your sibling from the outfield to the concession stand, and competed in hopscotch and jump rope.
Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most people who get type 2 diabetes have prediabetes first.
Eating trans fat can take years off of your life. And you may be eating it in chips, crackers, and baked goods and not even know it.
Many Americans are carrying around some excess pounds. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, 66% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese (61.6% of women and 70.5% of men).
A study published in 2008 by researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that nearly 1 in 25 Americans over age 57 are potentially at risk for a harmful interaction of medications.
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