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Is 50 the Magic Number for Colorectal Cancer?

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month The American Cancer Society estimates 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease. Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer…

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Heart Health is Tied to Mental Health

February is American Heart Month! Recent research confirms the phrase “you are what you eat” may be true, especially when it comes to effects on mental health. The study reports that a heart-healthy diet can have a positive impact on how you feel. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has been shown to lower high…

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Cut Carbs—Not Fat—to Save Your Heart

While we’ve long been told to lay off the fat, new studies support growing evidence that too many carbohydrates pose the real threat to heart health. Scientists have known for hundreds of years the heart is the engine of the body, but they’re still learning just how deadly the wrong fuel can be. Heart disease…

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Have a Heart: Donate Life

February 14th is National Donor Day This Valentine’s Day—and any day for that matter—is a great time to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor! What better way to express love than to commit to saving and healing others? Today in the U.S. more than 114,000 people are in need of an organ transplant….

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