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How Can we Better Prevent Heart Disease in Women?

While many of us typically think about heart attacks as a “man’s disease,” heart disease (a leading contributor to heart attacks) is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

10 Ways to Boost Your Physical Activity

Today, less than 60 percent of adults are physically active on a regular basis, and 25 percent aren’t active at all. We understand that between work, school, family, and friends, getting to the gym can be hard. After all, the number one reason why people don’t exercise is because they don’t have time. Well, we’re happy to say that even if you can’t make it to a gym, there are still plenty of ways you can increase your physical activity while just going about your normal day.

Brain Cancer and Diabetes: The Surprising Link Between The Two

While we all like to enjoy a few sweets from time to time, everyone knows that a diet high in sugar isn’t good for you. Not only can a high sugar diet lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, and diabetes, but it can also increase your risk of most cancers (especially colon, breast, and bladder). So researchers were surprised to learn that certain brain cancers, like glioma, were less common in people with diabetes and high blood sugar.

May is American Stroke Month: Stroke Prevention and Identification

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. But despite the fact that close to 1 million people will suffer from a stroke this year, only 1 in 4 Americans can name at least one warning sign of a stroke. Early intervention is incredibly important for stroke victims, because the sooner they are treated, the less likely they are to suffer from long-term disabilities. In honor of American Stroke Month, here are some F.A.S.T facts you should know about strokes:

Only 1 in 3 Men Regularly Check Themselves for Testicular Cancer

Despite being one of the easiest forms of detection, only one in three men regularly check themselves. As Testicular Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, here are just a few of the ways you can protect yourself from this disease.

Can Smog Raise Your Risk of Having Breast Cancer?

Though smog alone is not in and of itself considered a “cancer causing agent,” women who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to have dense breasts — a known risk factor for breast cancer.

Understanding Cancer Recurrence

Over the past few decades, there have been many triumphant advances in the form of cancer care. But sometimes, despite even the best technology and care, cancer returns in the men and women who have already beat it once before. When it does, it is referred to as cancer recurrence.

Esophageal Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

This year, it’s estimated that nearly 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Currently, the disease is four times more common in men than in women, making it the 7th leading cause of cancer death for men in America. In honor of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re raising awareness by highlighting some of the most common symptoms of this disease.

How Diagnostic Imaging is Identifying These Common Spring Sports Injuries

We all know that one of the best ways to stay healthy is to exercise regularly. To take a little pain out of the grueling task that is exercising, many of us turn to sports. With spring now here, soccer, football, and baseball players (just to name a few) are all eager to hit the field. And though sports most often improve your health, they’re also notoriously known for damaging it. If you experience one of these common sports injuries, these are the diagnostic imaging tests that can help determine its severity.

This April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, in 2017. Despite the fact that 1 in 64 men will have oral cancer in his lifetime, the disease tends to remain largely untalked about. As April brings oral cancer into light, we want to increase awareness of this disease by sharing some risk factors, symptoms, and treatment methods.