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New High Blood Pressure Guidelines and Hypertension Health Threats

Updated blood pressure guidelines released at the Scientific Sessions conference of the American Heart Association earlier this year mean nearly half of all adults in America now have hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure.

Open Enrollment – what does it mean and why is it important?

Over recent years, health insurance has changed drastically. These include changes in costs, coverage, benefits, and the mandate requiring all US citizens and legal residents to have health insurance or a penalty will be owed when you file taxes. Read this helpful guide to know all the details about this year's Open Enrollment period.

The Health Benefits of Okra

Okra is a popular vegetable in the Southern US. Not only is it versatile and makes a great addition to many dishes, but it's also very easy to grow in your backyard or garden!

Pumpkins: More Than a Seasonal Treat

Pumpkins are a popular decoration during the holiday season, and have become a staple in many dishes thanks to their great seasonal flavors. But did you know that they are also highly nutritious and come with many unique health properties?

5 Tips to Manage Financial Concerns during Cancer Treatment

Being diagnosed with cancer brings fear and anxiety regarding treatment decisions and uncertainty about the future. Unfortunately for many patients, there is the additional concern about the financial burden of cancer treatments.

Protecting Skin from Cancer-Causing Ultraviolet Rays Year Round

Although we get a break from heat and humidity over the winter months, the sun's UV rays are still strong. A new study, revealing that sun exposure may activate genetic mutations that cause dangerous melanoma to grow, reminds us that we should be protecting our skin year round.

How to Manage Fatigue During Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer in men in the United States, and cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment. Learn how to manage cancer-related fatigue in this week's Wellness Bulletin.

Can Diet Help Children with Epilepsy?

A ketogenic diet is a special low carb, high-fat diet that includes heavy cream, butter, and nut and seed oils. The diet eliminates sweets such as candy, cookies, and desserts. It has been shown to have a positive impact on children with epilepsy.

Living Well as a Cancer Survivor

Thanks to improved cancer screening practices and rates, early detection, and treatment advances, cancer survivorship is on the rise and with it new joys and challenges are also emerging. While many survivors say they enjoy stronger family bonds and a renewed appreciation of life, they may also struggle with fear and doubt. This article explores the common emotions experienced by cancer survivors, as well as ways to deal with them.

‘Scanxiety’ and other Post Cancer Treatment Realities

For many cancer survivors, it seems cancer is never really over. The fear of recurrence can make follow-up visits and routine examinations events to dread. Even when the diagnosis is in the distant past, survivors still worry cancer will one day return. While a certain degree of anxiety is perfectly normal, I always encourage patients to look for ways to reduce these negative emotions so they can better manage their health.

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