Colorectal cancer can be prevented or treated successfully when caught early up to 92% of the time, yet it is still the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Why? “People don’t get their screenings when they should,” says colorectal surgeon Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero. It’s as simple as that.
Cancer patients need as much strength as possible to heal, yet 80% of cancer patients suffer from malnutrition. Here is some information for cancer patients and caregivers about ways to incorporate the right nutrients into a patient’s diet.
For every story about someone whose health or lifestyle made them a likely candidate for a heart attack, there’s another narrative: the seemingly healthy person with no warning flags who had one.
Most of the 19% of Americans who smoke would like to quit for good, however nicotine is extremely addictive. But quitting can be done. Here is some advice on how to get through the tough times.
In the last 40 years, cervical cancer has declined by more than 50% because of the pap test, yet 15% of Tennessee women still don’t get screened. Here’s what a screening entails and why you should get one.
A few conditions worsen when temperatures dip, leading to achiness, itchiness or discomfort. Here are a few conditions that get worse in winter and what to do about them.
If you’re part of the 72% of Americans experiencing digestive health issues, it’s important to learn more about what those could be. Here are 5 common conditions.
When Alzheimer’s Disease strikes, everyone’s thoughts naturally go to the person who’s received the diagnosis. But people who will be caregivers need support as well.
By becoming aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse, family, friends and coworkers are in a better position to offer help.
Stress literally changes who we are. That’s why it’s key to understand how to bring calm into our lives, anticipate stressful triggers and, when possible, avoid them.