“I really HATE this part” said my first patient this morning as she reluctantly positioned her feet in the stirrups. [...]
What to Know About Cervical Cancer
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month- a time to learn about the disease and the importance of early detection as well as get screened.
How Can I Reduce My Risk of Breast Cancer?
CDC experts answer some frequently asked questions young women have about breast cancer and breast health. There are healthy lifestyle choices you can make t...
Five tips to reduce your risk of falls
BY ALYSSA PETERSON, PT “Orthopedic Matters” Lancaster General Health The odds of falling each year after age 65 are about one in three, making falls a leading cause of injury among older adults. Here are five ways you can reduce your risk Age-related physical changes, health conditions, and medication usage can make you more susceptible to falls Although most of these falls aren’t serious, it’s best…
What Are the Key Statistics about Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Then, between 1955 & 1992, the death rate declined by almost 70%.
How Your Kitchen Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about colon cancer and how you can reduce your risk for developing the disease. While some risk factors, like your family history, can’t be changed, what goes on in your kitchen can go a long way in keeping your colon healthy To lower your risk, adopt these healthy habits in your kitchen. 1) Leave fruit out on the counter. When possible, leave fruit out on the counter for healthy snacking. Studies show…
Cervical cancer symptoms and risk factors: What to watch for
Cervical cancer symptoms sometimes can be vague, so even though it's important learn the signs of cervical cancer, understanding who's at risk is also critical in the early detection of the disease. Kathleen Schmeler, M.D., explains everything you need to know.
Vegan diet: Health benefits, risks, and meal tips
A vegan diet does not include animal products, such as honey, eggs, gelatin, or dairy. We explore the many health benefits and describe ways to achieve the best balance of nutrients. We also share dietician-recommended meal ideas and recipes. Learn more about the advantages of a vegan diet and factors to consider here.
Stroke: Prevention and Risk Factors
Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States Since stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, survival can be devastating both to the person who has suffered a stroke and to their family. Some stroke risk factors can be can be controlled or treated. A risk factor is a condition or behavior that occurs more frequently in those who have, or are at greater risk of…
Why Does Breastfeeding Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer?
CDC experts answer some frequently asked questions young women have about breast cancer and breast health. Watch Dr. Lisa Richardson, an oncologist and Direc...
What Are the Risk Factors Linked to Cancer?
Changing unhealthy lifestyle and health habits can help decrease your risk of developing cancer.
How Exercise Impacts Your Breast Cancer Risk
You might want to sweat more often to stave off disease
Cervical cancer and HPV
HPV and cervical cancer are preventable. Get educated about your risk, your options for prevention, and screening opportunities.
5 Tips on How to Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer
www.cancercenter.com/ 5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. However, most skin cancer types can be avoided by reducing sun exposu...
Kidney Disease Risk Factors and Top Preventive Practices
Understanding Breast Cancer Risk and How to Lower It
Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer Today, there are many risk factors that have contributed to more women being diagnosed with breast cancer. Most breast cancers AREN'T inherited -- only about 5% to 10% are. This means there are many things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed. If you have no history of the disease, there are steps you can take to keep your risk as low as it…
How Your Hometown Influences Your Stroke Risk
Most cases of stroke are ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot that limits blood flow to the brain. In many of these cases, blood clots may have been preventable with healthier lifestyle choices and proper preventive medical care.
1 Way to Lower Your Risk for 10+ Diseases
Playing in the yard with the kids, retiring to the sunny beaches of Florida, traveling around the world or mastering a hobby you’ve always dreamed of – we all have dreams. Why wouldn&rsquo...
Know your heart disease risk factors
Know your heart disease risk factors. Heart disease remains the #1 killer among U.S. men and women and affects people of all ages and ethnicity. Your heart health depends on many things such as eating and exercise habits, family history and more. Some of these risk factors you can prevent / reduce. American Heart Awareness Month (February) recognizes these risks and spreads the word about good…
What Are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer screenings, which typically include a pelvic exam and Pap smear, have significantly reduced the number of cervical cancer incidence and death rates in the United States. These screenings are especially important because symptoms of cervical cancer often go undetected until the disease is more advanced. “The vast majority …