Lifestyle Modifications Make Big Difference in Cancer Burden

More than 28,000 healthcare professionals who met four healthy-living criteria (never or past smoking, moderate or no alcohol, BMI of 18.5-27.4, and regular physical activity) were compared with over 100,000 participants who did not meet all four criteria. Researchers estimated that 25% of cancers in women and 33% in men could have been prevented. Also, these…

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Infants and Toddlers Need Adequate Sleep for Healthy Development

The American Academy Sleep Medicine recommends that infants get a minimum of 14 hours of sleep per day and toddlers 12 to 14 hours for healthy development. Parents are urged to make this a priority in starting their child’s health habits on the right foot. Even if your toddler fusses in an attempt to stay…

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Good Health Habits Reduce Risk of Death By 47%

A study of 63,791 Chinese women in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study, age 40-70, who never smoked or used alcohol, reports the combined effects of 5 health habits reduce mortality from all causes by 47%. These health habits included normal weight, lower waist-hip ratio, daily exercise, never exposed to spouse's smoking, and higher daily fruit and vegetable…

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Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

This time of year the news is full of making (and breaking) resolutions. News is also full of health topics – the faddish, the fun, the foolish. Everyone wants to lose weight, start exercising, improve their heart health, make themselves more attractive, increase their longevity.And the number of programs and pills sold by gurus and…

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