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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. continue reading »

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

When breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, many doctors believe that removing several more nodes provides better treatment. But a new study suggests otherwise. The finding may change the way early-stage breast cancer is treated in some patients. continue reading »

Pediatricians’ Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Pediatricians’ Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Experts say ultraviolet-A rays in booths are 10 to 15 times higher than midday sun. In a new policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said it supports legislation that would bar children from using tanning beds or other artificial tanning devices. continue reading »

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

CDC recomienda que las personas con condiciones crónicas de salud se vacunen contra la influenza. Si usted es uno de los millones de estadounidenses con una condición de salud crónica como el asma, la diabetes continue reading »

Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men

Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men

But women who have a certain type of heart attack tend to be older and sicker, raising death risk. Gender does not appear to have any impact on the risk of dying following a severe heart attack, new research indicates. continue reading »

Health Tip: Unwind With Yoga

But practice it correctly. Yoga may be a great way to exercise, relax and even relieve pain. But the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says you can do more harm than good if you practice yoga incorrectly. continue reading »

¿Cuánta Vitamina D Necesitan las Preadolescentes?

En invierno, las preadolescentes necesitarían más vitamina D, ya sea a través de la alimentación o suplementos, para tener huesos sanos. continue reading »

Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

For kids, education about safe interactions with canines 'cannot begin early enough,' advocates warn. Many people consider their dogs as best friends, but hospital records suggest some pooches feel otherwise. continue reading »

Want to Delay Alzheimers and Get a Brain Boost?  Become Bilingual Studies Show

Want to Delay Alzheimers and Get a Brain Boost?  Become Bilingual Studies Show

Studies carried out in Canada at York University and here at Penn State have found that individuals that had a high probability to get Alzheimer’s disease could delay the onset if they were bilingual. continue reading »

Important USDA Nutritional Guidlines Unveiled in Spanish

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today joined local business leaders, retailers and community members at Sedano's Supermarket to unveil the Spanish-language continue reading »

El Efecto Placebo Podría Funcionar al Revés

El Efecto Placebo Podría Funcionar al Revés

Un estudio encuentra que en el efecto 'nocebo', los niveles de dolor aumentan mientras decrece la creencia de los pacientes en el analgésico. continue reading »

America’s Health a Mixed Bag: Report

America’s Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says. U.S. officials on Wednesday released the annual state-of-the-nation's health report and the news is mixed, with life expectancy rates on the rise but obesity levels still climbing. continue reading »

Calorie Labels Don’t Affect Kids’ Fast-Food Choices

Calorie Labels Don’t Affect Kids’ Fast-Food Choices

Posting calorie counts of menu items at fast-food restaurants doesn't appear to inspire teenagers and parents of younger children to order less-fattening meals, new research finds. continue reading »

Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection

Gift-Giving, for Many Men, Means Avoiding Rejection

Steering clear of risky presents (and sales clerks) is the goal, behavior expert says. Men looking for Valentine's Day gifts are most concerned with finding something that is least likely to be rejected, and that often means jewelry, according to a shopping behavior expert. continue reading »

Travelers Health Notice From the CDC: Carnival and Mardi Gras 2011!

Travelers Health Notice From the CDC: Carnival and Mardi Gras 2011!

Carnival is an annual celebration that traditionally ends the day before the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday). The last day of celebration is called Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday,” which falls on March 8 in 2011. continue reading »