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Springtime Health Ideas

Spring...the season or preparing... planting... sprouting. Whether its seeds in your garden or ideas for a new project on the job or on your home, Spring brings the energy and desire to create something new. Time, energy and money are spent to "make-ready" your home, yard, automobiles and wardrobe, but how much attention is given [...]

May 15th, 2014|Blog|

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of U.S. cancer fatalities, with more than 50,000 deaths annually. It also is one of the most avoidable types of cancer. Up to 90 percent of colon and rectal cancers can be prevented through lifestyle changes and the early detection and removal of precancerous polyps and early stage [...]

May 14th, 2014|Blog|

Reports of sick travelers climb!

By: Alison Young, USA TODAY Federal health officers logged more than 3,000 cases of potentially infectious diseases among travelers in the past year, including airline passengers with tuberculosis, whooping cough, measles, mumps and typhoid fever, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data obtained by USA TODAY. The reported cases, a fraction of illnesses [...]

August 5th, 2013|Blog|

More Americans meeting diabetes goal

The number of Americans meeting their diabetes goals - blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol - has increased considerably over a 12-year period, says a new study by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and published in Diabetes Care. The authors wrote that from 1988 to 2010, [...]

February 18th, 2013|Blog|

Low Magnesium Linked To Heart Disease

Low magnesium levels have been found to be the best predictor of heart disease, contrary to the traditional belief that cholesterol or saturated fat play the biggest roles. Research scientist Andrea Rosanoff, PhD., and her colleagues conducted a detailed review of cardiovascular disease research, using studies dating back to 1937. The current review is based [...]

February 2nd, 2013|Blog|

Rapid Detection Offered By Tuberculosis Test Endorsed By WHO

A diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) can accurately and quickly detect both TB and drug-resistant strains, according to a new study. The authors of a new systematic review assessing the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert® MTB/RIF test published in The Cochrane Library say their study can provide timely advice for clinicians and policymakers in countries [...]

February 2nd, 2013|Blog|