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#WellnessWednesday - Natural Ways to De-Stress

With the pressure of our society, jobs, technology, and relationships - stress has become a common part of the human experience. While some stress is normal, feeling constantly overwhelmed can actually compromise your health. Stress is linked with insomnia, disrupted hormone production, heart attacks, and more which is why de-stressing is a critical part for our overall health.

Midlife Fitness and Reduced Cancer Risk

We all know that physical activity is one of the best practices in living a healthy lifestyle, but did you know midlife fitness may also lower the risk of some cancers later in life? According to a recent long-term study, men who are more fit in middle-age are less likely to be diagnosed with lung, prostate or colorectal cancers years later.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

As the leading cancer in men between the ages of 15-35, early detection through imaging technology like ultrasound is key in diagnosing and treating the disease.

The Effects of Stress on the Brain

In April we also recognize Stress Awareness Month- a national, cooperative effort to inform society about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, as well as harmful misconceptions. Stress can be defined as the brain’s response to any demand. It produces a hormone called cortisol, which in large amounts, is detrimental to many parts of the body. Researchers continue to study how elevated levels of cortisol can poorly affect learning and memory, the immune system, bone density, weight loss, cholesterol, heart disease, and more. And they’re finding out why- because stress and its accompanying cortisol production actually changes the structure of the brain over time.

Regular Health Exam Guide

A few simple exams can help detect heart disease, cancer, and other serious issues while they’re still treatable. But when should you have them? How often? Read more for our answers.

Teen Binge Drinking and the Brain - Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recognizes April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Their goal is to shed light on the consequences of drinking too much and how alcohol affects the body so that people can reduce their alcohol intake and lead a healthier life.

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