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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.
- 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.
by Lindsay Latteman, MD, OB/GYN at Stellis Health
Most people know the basics about menopause. It often is mentioned in vague terms – known as “the Change of Life” or “the Change.” But we often don’t talk about what happens after menopause, what to expect, or when to be worried. (more…)
Currently, the states of Washington, New York, and New Jersey are experiencing measles outbreaks. Even though measles was virtually eliminated in the United States in 2000, the disease is making a comeback. Parents should vaccinate their children to prevent measles for these five important reasons. (more…)
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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.
- 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.
We at Stellis Health believe that vaccines are an essential part of keeping your children healthy 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…)
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.
We at Stellis Health believe that vaccines are an essential part of keeping your children healthy and safe. We recommend vaccines be given by the schedule proposed by the Center…