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Important Screening Tests for Men You Shouldn’t Skip

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One of the easiest things men (and women) can do for their health is getting appropriate screening tests. Screenings are important to help catch diseases early and treat them successfully. Skipping these important tests could be a matter of life and death, especially for men – who are less likely to see their doctors on a regular basis. Here are 5 simple tests to pay attention to: 1. Cancers Skin, prostate, testicular and colorectal cancers are among the most common cancers found in American men. Screening tests can find the…read more

Sugar! The Real Halloween Horror Story

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It’s that spooky time of year again—Halloween. While haunted houses and ghoulish costumes usually take top prize for most horrifying, Candy is the culprit we should really be afraid of. During this fun and frightening time, it’s important to be aware of the role sugar is playing in our holiday traditions – and our lives. Addicted to sugar When we eat sugar, the reward centers of the brain are stimulated – it makes us feel good. When we eat sugar-containing foods often, we develop a tolerance, which requires us to eat…read more

Is It Really Genetic? How Lifestyle Choices Impact DNA

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Cracking the human genome was deemed essential in order to help us better understand diseases, our susceptibility to them, and how to best treat them. But now, many scientists believe our lifestyle habits are actually much more important in determining how our bodies develop disease. The Human Genome Project  The human genome is the complete assembly of DNA that makes each individual unique. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international research project intent on mapping the entire human genome. The results were predicted to, among various other applications, help us better understand disease, better…read more

Steps to a Healthier Heart

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  February is heart health month making it the perfect time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. About heart disease Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, responsible for one out of every three deaths in the USA. It is also a leading cause of serious illness and disability. Simple cardiovascular activity like brisk walking can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease. What you can do Walking brings up the heart rate, lowers…read more