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Healthy Concerns for Women

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10/20/15 1:04 PM

 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, according to the World Cancer Research Fund; and on top of that, breast cancer is 100 times more likely to develop in women than in men, which means that simply being a woman is a huge risk factor for the disease. This brings up a very interesting issue: how does being a woman affect one’s health? The answer, according to MedlinePlus, is quite significantly. With October designated as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” the parade of pink ribbons should serve as a reminder that women must take their overall health seriously.  
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Topics: Wellness, Health Consumer, preventive healthcare, healthy living, breast cancer awareness, making strides, mammogram, breast cancer

Don’t Contract With Contacts

Posted by EHE Blogger

10/6/15 2:01 PM

 

Wearing contact lenses is typically a convenient and safe form of vision correction, but sometimes convenience breeds complacency. Keeping your contacts clean and maintained is of the utmost importance because these medical devices are placed directly on the eye, and unhygienic use will eventually cause certain eye infections and vision problems. And while this may appear obvious, it isn’t unheard of for contact lens wearers to forget to wear, wash or store their lenses properly, or even discard them after prolonged use.  
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Topics: Wellness, Health Consumer, preventive healthcare, healthy living, vision care, eye care, eye health, vision loss, optical health, ophthalmologist

Considering Men’s Health

Posted by EHE Blogger

9/15/15 4:36 PM

 

September is considered “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month,” where numerous organizations and experts seek to raise awareness for prostate health, inform about the risk factors for prostate cancer, and encourage prostate screenings. This month is right before “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” (October) where there is a similar push for awareness and prevention, but this time for the breasts.  
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Topics: Wellness, Health Consumer, preventive healthcare, healthy living, Mens Health, Prostate Cancer Awareness, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The Moderation Conundrum

Posted by EHE Blogger

9/8/15 4:15 PM

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You’ve probably heard or seen the phrase “Please drink responsibly” or have read the studies purporting the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption and thought to yourself, “I knew a couple of beers wasn’t that bad.”But to do something in moderation requires one to know what is considered extreme, and when it comes to alcohol consumption, considering recent trends, what may appear as moderate drinking could quietly be a binge drinking environment in reality.
 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, preventive healthcare, healthy living, AlcoholAwareness, Alcohol

Digestive Health: Fiber

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/20/15 11:16 AM

 

According to the Health Services department at Cornell University (Gannet), “The most immediate benefit of dietary fiber is its improvement of digestive function.” This article will examine fiber’s role in digestion with particular emphasis on how it affects the colon.
 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, Stomach

Digestive Health: Disorders

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/13/15 11:10 AM

 

When it comes to peace of mind, your gut is largely influential. In fact, a 2008 paper titled, “ Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function,” goes into detail on how the nutrients of food impact the enzymes of the gut, which consequently interact with neurons in the brain. But even though food has a real affect on mood (and brain function for that matter), many Americans suffer from digestive disorders. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) remarks that “60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases’—almost a quarter of the population.
 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, Stomach

Digestive Health

Posted by EHE Blogger

7/23/15 10:01 AM

 

In the “Maintaining Health” series it was established that what you put inside your body determines, more than any other component, the trajectory of your health. This series, titled “Digestive Health,” will help you discover how food and drink is broken down; why the kinds of food that you ingest affect your digestion and consequently your health; and what you can do to keep your digestive system in optimal working condition.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, Stomach

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 5: Food and Mood

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7/9/15 10:55 AM

 

When it comes to food and mood, you are what you eat. We tend to soothe ourselves with foods that contain high levels of added fat, sodium, and/or sugar—among other things—when we’re feeling strained. In fact, our current mood is an often overlooked component of our health. In order to maintain one’s health, individuals should understand the relationship food has on their mood.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, organic food sales, organic foods, organic

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 4: Nutrition Facts Label and Ingredients List

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6/23/15 10:22 AM

 

Foods that are refined, processed, and/or packaged – whether organic or non-organic – often contain high levels of added sodium/salt, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, added sugars/caloric sweeteners, added fats/oils, refined flours/grains, and/or hydrogenated/Trans fats. As your diet is critical in maintaining your health, knowing how to read the Nutrition Facts Label and the Ingredients List on food items is necessary in understanding exactly what you’re putting into your body. This article will examine these two items and can help you to make better food decisions.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, organic food sales, organic foods, organic

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 3: Organic Foods

Posted by EHE Blogger

6/11/15 9:16 AM

 

In the previous entry of the “Maintaining Health” series, it was established that what you put into your body is the most important factor in maintaining your health. But while reducing or eliminating refined, processed, and/or packaged foods is fundamental advice for cleaning up your diet, sometimes things get lost in translation when it comes time to shop. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the demand for organic produce has exploded from 2005 to 2014 and the trend looks to continue. However, it is important to note that simply eating organic food doesn’t necessarily mean that one’s diet is safer and more nutritious.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, organic food sales, organic foods, organic

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