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Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 27th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun exposure and Vitamin D. Everyone needs to know and understand the risks of too much sun exposure as skin cancer ...

Check Yourself Out

Posted by Maggie Klee on June 19th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Yes, that is right. Men also need to know their body, and in some cases check themselves on a regular basis to look for changes. Therefore, in honor of Men’s Health Week, let’s talk about two cancers only men face that may not be the most comfortable to talk about: testicular and prostate cancers. Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men ...

It’s Men’s Health Week

Posted by Maggie Klee on June 15th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today kicks off Men’s Health Week, a national event to raise awareness for preventive men’s health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the #2 cause of death for men in the United States. Research has proven that more than half of cancer deaths can be prevented. Aside from our Seven Steps to Prevent Cancer, here are some health tips men tend to ignore.

Make Your Work Day Healthier During National Employee Wellness Month

Posted by Nicole Handler on June 4th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today’s guest blog comes from Nicole Handler, a personal trainer, in honor of National Employee Wellness Month. The main reason I workout is for physical health, and I’m not just talking about having a good BMI. We know that leading a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping some diseases at bay, including cancer. And since my family history is riddled with cancer and other diseases I want to do everything I can to reduce my risk.