The National Cancer Institute recommends women over the age of 40 get a mammogram screening every one to two years. However, not all women heed this recommendation.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab helps patients reduce their risk of future heart events, alleviate pain from heart surgery and improve recovery and symptoms of disease. Patients come to weekly rehab sessions to help their hearts and their lungs, but at Hillcrest Claremore they have an opportunity to be engaged with the program for another reason – the annual Summer Distance Challenge. The challenge encourages patients to get more out of their exercise routines and push themselves a little harder. This year the theme was “Route 66.”
Belly fat is a nuisance. It makes clothes fit tight. It doesn’t go away easily. And it’s bad for your health. For most of us, we tend to focus on how to lose our belly fat for purposes of looking and feeling better. There are countless articles on tips for losing belly fat or the best foods to fight belly fat. Belly fat, though, is not just a problem for vanity.
Some obese people have no greater risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal-weight people, a new study suggests.
Moreover, for patients with heart disease, being obese may actually reduce the risk of death, a phenomenon called the "obesity paradox," another study finds.
Early detection and treatment are key to surviving cancer. Both men and women can greatly improve their outcomes if they recognize the symptoms of cancer early. Would you know what to look for? We have broken down a list for men specifically. Please share this important life-saving information with your friends and family. If you have any questions about these symptoms specific to your health, contact your primary care physician.
Celebrating our nation’s independence with family and friends typically centers around food, fun, and especially fireworks! But that fun can be quickly doused when something goes wrong. In 2010, 8600 injuries were the result of fireworks, with 2 out of every 5 of those injured under the age of 15. Also, more fires are reported on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. Taking the right precautions will ensure you enjoy your holiday instead of dealing with serious injuries or even death.
Lifestyle is one of the main building blocks for health. What you do today can affect your health for years to come. For that reason a recent report from the CDC is stirring up quite a bit of concern pertaining to teens’ health. According to the CDC, the number of teens 12 – 19 years old who are diabetic or pre-diabetic has jumped from 9 percent (1999 – 2000) to 23 percent (2007 – 2008) in less than a decade. What is more troubling, diabetes is one of the controllable risk factors for cardiovascular diseas