10 things that can increase your risk for diabetes
While some of the risk of getting diabetes comes from genetics, there are some things you might be doing that could increase your overall risk for diabetes.
What You Eat May Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
According to new research, consuming a traditionally Western diet may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how changing your diet can reduce your risk.
What to Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
The disease is on the rise—but these foods may help you decrease your odds of getting it.
Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer with These 5 Tips
New research is being conducted on colon cancer as it becomes more prevalent in America. Here are 5 ways you can protect yourself from this serious disease!
20 Foods To Cut Colon Cancer Risk
Up to 90% of colon cancer cases can be linked to diet. Let food be your medicine.
What are the risk factors for colon cancer?
Risk factors of colon cancer are age-related, and the risk factors increase as we age. Watch James R. Curtiss, MD, of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, e...
How Your Kitchen Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about colon cancer and how you can reduce your risk for developing the disease. While some risk factors, like your family history, can’t be changed, what goes on in your kitchen can go a long way in keeping your colon healthy To lower your risk, adopt these healthy habits in your kitchen. 1) Leave fruit out on the counter. When possible, leave fruit out on the counter for healthy snacking. Studies show…
10 risk factors of colon cancer
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The good news is that it's also one of the most preventable Most people do not look forward to having a colonoscopy. But it's important to overcome any fear or embarrassment to be able to detect colon cancer in its earliest stages. Polyps are tiny, pimple-like growths found in the colon. If they are not detected, they can become cancerous and grow benign and malignant tumors. These tumors can then…
Why African-Americans are at a greater risk of colon cancer
In his Inglewood office, Dr. Donald Henderson has one of those plastic medical models on his desk of a colon. Also called the large intestine, the colon has an important role. It reabsorbs water from digested food to keep the body from becoming dehydrated. It’s shaped like an upside-down horseshoe “It starts on the right hand side where the appendix is located, and where the small bowel and large bowel are joined together,” Henderson said. The colon travels up the right side of…
What's in a Number? Detecting a Hidden Risk for Breast Cancer
Dense breast tissue can sometimes make very small cancers harder to detect. But Reading Hospital has a new tool to help. Dr. Margaret Bazarnic explains Volpara.
What Are Colon Polyps and Do They Increase Colon Cancer Risk?
Colon polyps form on the lining of the colon or the rectum. A history of polyps is one of the main risk factors for colorectal cancer, a common but preventable disease.
10 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
Colon cancer rates are rising, and the disease is striking adults at a younger age. But risk factors like weight gain and poor diet are within our control.
How to control your stroke risk
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How shingles can increase risk for heart attack, stroke
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Six Ways to Lower Your Risk for Colon Cancer
Help lower your risk for getting colorectal cancer with our 6 tips for lifestyle changes you can start making right now.
How Can I Reduce My Risks of Colon Cancer?
While no cancer is 100% preventable, there are ways to reduce your risks of developing cancers of the colon. Elizabeth Ford, MD, a family medicine physician with ProMedica Physicians at Port Sylvania Family Physicians discusses the importance of knowing your family history, limiting your exposure to environmental factors, and watching what you eat Genetics: Know your family history. We know that if you have a first-degree…
5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Step up your colon cancer prevention game with these five strategies, proven to minimize your susceptibility to the disease from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Related: How to Catch Colon Cancer Early Load Up on Plants and FiberVegetables should make up half of your plate, with the remainder split between protein [...]
How to grill out without increasing your cancer risk
As you fire up the outdoor grill this weekend, are you worried that your tasty charbroiled meat may contain carcinogens — chemicals that cause cancer? According to the National Cancer Institute, wh
What Puts You at Risk for Colon Cancer?
Be aware of Colon Cancer's risk factors and the signs and symptoms associated with it. Being proactive can result to early detection!