Prevention and Early Diagnosis Articles
Can aspirin prevent both heart disease and cancer? – The recommendations in September 2015 from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of medical experts, state that people between the ages of 50 and 59 years who are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, and who are not at an increased risk of bleeding, should take 81 mg of aspirin daily (which is typical dosage of “baby” or low-dose aspirin).
Colon cancer: who is at risk, and how can it be prevented? – Patients who received colonoscopies and had noncancerous or pre-cancerous growths (polyps) removed, were half as likely to die from colon cancer.
Aspirin: could it reduce your risk for cancer? – Often called a “wonder drug,” aspirin reduces aches and pains, fever, and swelling, and lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. But few of us ever imagined that it might also lower our chances of developing several types of cancer, and help keep cancer from spreading.
Can a handful of nuts a day keep cancer away? – Evidence is growing about the many ways in which eating nuts, seeds, and legumes can improve your health. These foods have been linked to healthier hearts and a lower risk of diabetes, but now studies show they may also cut your risk of getting cancer! Here’s what we know and don’t know.
Good news for coffee drinkers: the health benefits outweigh the risks for most people – Recent research suggests that coffee offers more health benefits than risks for most people. However, women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and women over 65 should probably limit their coffee intake because for them, the risks may outweigh the benefits.
Have colon cancer? Skip the hot dogs, deli, and burgers – New research shows that eating red meat and processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer or of dying from colon cancer.
Beginner’s guide to developing an exercise routine – Exercise is one of the best ways to maximize your health. If you want to exercise but aren’t sure where to begin, we can help! If you feel like your daily life doesn’t allow you to get fit (not enough time, no money for a gym membership, etc.), we have some “work-arounds” that may help.
Having trouble sleeping? Pills are not a safe solution – Findings from a 2012 study suggest that people who take hypnotic sleep medications are more likely to get cancer or die than people who do not take these medications.
Buy a nice sleep mask! It’s an investment in your health – Research shows that sleeping in total darkness allows your body to produce as much of the hormone melatonin as possible. This is good because when your production of melatonin drops, you are at greater risk of breast and/or colorectal cancer and other health risks.
Colon cancer screening – Get the facts about various colon cancer screening tests.