Tag: Health Screenings

Diabetes in Children Increasing

Posted: May 12, 2016

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) reports that as many as three million Americans have Type 1 diabetes and an alarming number of them are children. Type 1 diabetes occurs when, as a result of genetic and environmental factors, the body’s immune system destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is an important [...] Read Post

10 Habits to Maintain Good Health

Posted: August 18, 2015

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Committing to healthy behaviors is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give to yourself, as well as to those around you. By taking care of your health, you are able to serve as a role model to your family, friends and co-workers. Following is a handy list of 10 habits that will help [...] Read Post

How to Create a Healthier Workplace

Posted: August 4, 2015

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How many hours per day does the average American work? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer is 8.8 hours. Spending over 40 hours per week at work can take a toll, both physically and mentally. Often, individuals sit or stand for multiple hours at a time, grabbing a quick bite of whatever [...] Read Post

Can Smoking Impact Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted: October 20, 2014

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In addition to gender, there are a number of risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer, such as aging, family history, alcohol use, obesity, exposure to high dose of radiation, as well as birth control pills and hormone drug use. Another [...] Read Post

Health Screenings Worth Taking

Posted: January 13, 2014

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All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time for a routine physical, even if they are healthy. During these visits, your doctor can screen for diseases, assess risk of future medical problems, encourage a healthy lifestyle, update vaccinations, and maintain the provider-patient relationship in case of an illness. Preventive health screenings [...] Read Post