Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of  a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. On average, African Americans, Hispanics and … Continue reading “Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages”

Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts with a 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that such women be screened every two years beginning at 50 years old and continuing through age 74. […]

It’s Heart Health Month

1 and 99. Two numbers to remember – this month and every month Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. 99 percent of us need to improve our heart health. Take care of your heart. It’s the best Valentine’s present you can give to yourself – […]

Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge About Their Condition

A new analysis finds that many women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their illness, with minority patients less likely than white patients to know and report accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics. This further supports the need to better educate women about their health conditions so they can make more informed treatment decisions.The findings appear in the online version of […]

Fast Food Still Too High in Salt, Fat and Calories

Are you planning to reduce or eliminate fast food from your diet this year? You probably should. Despite the epidemic of obesity in the U.S., there’s been little change in portion sizes and meal formulation between 1996 and 2013. An analysis of calorie, sodium, saturated fat and trans fat content of popular menu items served […]