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Archives for Prevention

Tips for Fall Fitness

by Louise September 17th, 2015 | Exercise, Prevention
It's about that time again. Here in New England, there are already a few trees with their leaves turning shades of yellow and orange. Luckily, fall is one of the best seasons for exercise: the temperature drops a bit, but there's still enough daylight to catch a bit of sun before or after work. As the summer comes to an end, it's the perfect time for a lifestyle assessment. Did you exercise as much as you had hoped? If yes, do you think it's time to take your exercise to the next level? If no,
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Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention

by Louise July 23rd, 2015 | Health Observance, Prevention
According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans are living with diabetes. Of these millions of people, only 18.8 million people are diagnosed, which means that an estimated 7.0 million Americans, children and adults, are living with undiagnosed diabetes.

There are two main types, known simply as Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes affects children and young adults who can't make their own insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert sugar and starches into energy needed for daily life. Insulin issues can lead to nerve, kidney, and heart damage.  Each year, diabetes is listed
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Breast Cancer: Controllable Risk Factors

by Louise October 16th, 2013 | Health Observance, Prevention
The statistics related to breast cancer are staggering: one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's time to take a second look at what women can do to reduce their risk. Some factors are not preventable. The first and foremost factor is of course gender: females are 100 times more likely than men to develop breast cancer. Other genetic factors include age, family history, and gene mutations that put some individuals at a higher
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5 Preventable Deficiencies for Women

by Louise August 22nd, 2013 | Health Observance, Prevention
It is difficult to look at the nutritional deficiencies present in the U.S. and try to pinpoint the most prevalent one, because different deficiencies are represented in different areas of the population. Lifestyle choices and regional circumstances can play a role, but the typical nutritional deficiency is a result of not accounting for one's specific needs, which depends not only one's stage in life, but also gender. It may seem that what makes a healthy diet for one should make a healthy diet for all (as long as meals are proportionate), but that's not necessarily the case. Here are
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Men’s Health: Lessons Learned

by Louise June 26th, 2013 | Prevention
June is Men's Health Month. Did you know that June 10-16 was National Men's Health Week? Some organizations hosted special events for the occasion. The purpose of the event was to increase the awareness of preventable health problems, as well as to encourage early detection of disease among males. Though the month is now drawing to a close, the lessons learned are of course always relevant. Here are some of the biggest topics from Men's Health Month:

Managing Stress - Stress is perhaps ones of most overlooked health related concerns, so we put it first on the list here to give
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