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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancers

Colorectal cancer isn’t a term that most people hear of on a regular basis, but it can be a dangerous issue for many Americans. In fact, it’s the fourth leading cancer of both new cancers detected (not counting carcinoma skin cancers) and cancer deaths. 

So, what should you know about preventing colorectal cancers and how you can protect yourself better? Here are five steps you can take right now.

  1. Learn Risk Factors

As with any disease, a variety of factors can increase your risk of developing colon or rectal cancer. If you have a family history of colorectal cancers as well as familial adenomatous nonpolyposis, you’re at higher risk from genetics. In addition, higher natural risk factors include being over 50, being African-American, having diabetes, and having chronic inflammatory diseases. 

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5 Strategies To Get Kids Into Exercise

One in five children in the U.S. has obesity, which can cause long-term affects including chronic health conditions, increased risks of being bullied, and lowered self-esteem. Experts recommend that young people exercise for at least one hour per day to reduce the risks of childhood obesity. Here are five strategies parents can use to encourage physical fitness in their kids.

  1. Set a Good Example of Healthy Living

Kids are shrewd critics, especially when parents don’t practice what they preach. Be a role model for your kids by practicing good fitness habits every day.

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Vaccinations are essential for Child Health and Safety

We at Stellis Health believe that vaccines are an essential part of keeping your children healthy Vaccination and safe. We recommend vaccines be given by the schedule proposed by the Center of Disease Control (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The schedule is based on years of scientific study on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians. It is agreed upon by a committee of 49 members from many different agencies. Most families do vaccinate their children on the regular time schedule. Without vaccines, there would be many more lives lost and many more disabilities would happen. In the early 1900s, one out of every 6 children died by the age of 5 from an infectious disease. (more…)

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health

Each year, thousands of people decide to make a fresh start after the holidays.You might make a goal to save money, be kinder, spend more time with family, or lose weight.This year, you might decide to make your health a priority.As you focus on your health, you reduce your risk of certain disease, injuries, and illness.
Consider the following New Year ‘s resolutions when making your goals for the upcoming year, and reap the benefits of better health as a result. 

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4 Facts About Flu Shots

kid getting flu shotHave you had your flu shot yet? Are you perhaps worried about some myths you have heard concerning flu shots and influenza? Here are some facts about flu shots that everyone should know.

  1. Influenza Is a Serious Illness

Influenza, or flu, can incapacitate some people for a few days but can become a deadly disease for people with weakened immune systems. Last winter, around 80,000 people died in the U.S. from complications related to the flu.

People with the flu commonly suffer from respiratory problems. They may have a cough with or without discharge. More serious breathing difficulties can develop. (more…)

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Sneezes, Sniffles, and Germs: Protect Your Kids at School

Approximately 22 million missed school days each year are attributed to contagious illness reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From the flu to stomach bugs, pink eye, or the common cold, your child is exposed to a variety of bacterial infections and viruses while trying to learn and grow at school.

As a parent, you might feel helpless against protecting your child from these and other common illnesses. Fortunately, you can reduce the chances of your child getting sick at school and spreading their illness to the rest of the family. Here are a few things to try.

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Cancerous Moles and Melanoma: Frequently Asked Questions

An estimated 91,270 American adults are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer every year. It is the fifth most common type of cancer among adult males and the sixth most common type of cancer in adult females in the United States, as well. For many patients, the first sign of melanoma is an atypical mole, but there are other symptoms you might not be aware of.

If you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with melanoma, here are some answers to a few commonly asked questions you might have.

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