Monthly Archives: January 2015

Diabetes Screening and Control

Some diseases, like the flu, go away after a short amount of time. But diabetes is one health problem you’ll need to manage your entire life. It may seem difficult or overwhelming at times, but there are simple things you can do every day to feel better, stay healthier, and keep one step ahead of diabetes-related problems. Continue reading

Protect Yourself From the Flu

Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is a respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness and hospitalization. Flu vaccines provide protection against the infection. Each year, the vaccine protects against the flu virus that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming year. This differs from year to year so it’s very important to get vaccinated each year. Continue reading

Getting Screened: Know Your Options

More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer diagnoses occur with people age 50 years and older. The American Cancer Society suggests all men and women begin regular screenings for colorectal cancer at age 50. Those with a family history of colorectal cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease (among other risk factors) should speak with their doctor about undergoing screenings earlier or more often. Continue reading