Health and Wellness

Understanding Low Back Pain (12-1-2017)

From theSpineCommunity Back pain is a symptom associated with over 60 different medical conditions.  These disorders involve a number of different organ systems.  A variety of healthcare professionals have expertise that can be useful in the diagnosis... Continue Reading

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation (05-17-2017)

The development of skin cancer is certainly a risk for any individual, but particularly for those of us who spend time in the outdoors. As summer approaches it’s important to keep in mind that by taking certain steps to protect yourself from the sun,... Continue Reading

CDC Vaccine Information and Recommendations for the 2016/17 Influenza Season (09-22-2016)

With the start of a new school year and the approaching winter, it’s time to get informed about the most critical information regarding the 2016/17 influenza vaccines and CDC’s vaccination recommendations. The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6... Continue Reading

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing (07-8-2016)

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide... Continue Reading

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk (08-8-2014)

Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now been reported to increase the risk of acute myelod... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health (04-17-2014)

A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life, according to the results of... Continue Reading

Supplements May Not Protect Against Cancer and Heart Disease (12-4-2013)

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation stating that it cannot recommend for or against vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer or heart disease. The recommendation is based on the results... Continue Reading

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer (11-8-2013)

Good news for coffee addicts—new research has found that regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent. In fact, the study—published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology—found that people who consume more than... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (09-11-2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Sleep problems and fatigue are among the... Continue Reading

Celiac Disease Associated with Higher Risk of Lymphoma (09-4-2013)

Individuals with celiac disease have an increased risk of lymphoma, particularly if they have a condition known as persistent villous atrophy, according to the results of a large cohort study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.[1] Celiac disease... Continue Reading

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