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Life After Treatment

In the days, weeks, and months following the ending of cancer treatment, an individual can have many questions and feel many different emotions on what's next. It is important to create a plan of action to aid in the transition of life after your treatment is finished.

High Body Fat Levels Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Overweight and obesity is often associated with an increased risk for several different cancers. However, a study's findings was recently published that shows postmenopausal women can have an increased risk for breast cancer even with a normal BMI but increased body fat levels.

What risks come with being overweight?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 71.6% of Americans over 20 are overweight or obese. Being overweight can increase your risk of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, among others.Weight loss will not only benefit you physical health, but also energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.

Oh Snap! Everything you need to know about peas

Peas are a good source of protein, vitamin C and vitamin K, vitamin B1 and also provide iron, folate, fiber and vitamin A. Not only are they low in calories, but they are also easy to store and easy to prepare. Read this bulletin to learn everything you need to know about the benefits of peas and a delicious and easy recipe.

Maintaining Health and Wellness in the New Year

The New Year is a good time to reevaluate your health and wellness. Creating and establishing new habits that promote a healthy lifestyle should be a priority. We encourage you to continue or make the change to a healthier you.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

It is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and I want to stress the importance of screening for this disease. Because the Pap smear test is able to detect cellular abnormalities and precancerous lesions that can develop into Cervical Cancer, it is vital for women to be screened either annually or every 3 years. By being proactive in screening, the incidence rates of Cervical Cancer have drastically declined over the last 30 years.

Rheumatoid Arthritis 101

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and progressive autoimmune and inflammatory disease, where the immune system attacks patient’s joints and connective tissues by mistake, causing inflammation and progressive destruction of articular structures (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body. Rest, exercise, stress management, and diet have shown to be beneficial for patients with this disease. Read this bulletin to learn more about dietary factors that are beneficial when managing rheumatoid arthritis.

New year family traditions that can benefit your kids health

The transition from childhood to adolescence can bring undesirable changes in eating behaviors such as sedentary behaviors, increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, calorie-dense, nutrient poor snacks and food away from home and a decline in the consumption of milk and other nutrient-dense foods. Read this bulletin to learn what strategies science says work better in order to adopt new family traditions this 2019 that may encourage your kids to live healthier lives.

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