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  • National Diabetes Month: Prevention and Risk Factors by

    Posted on: November 13, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      November is National Diabetes Month, a time to bring attention to the large impact this disease has on Americans. Over 30 million, or one in ten Americans, have diabetes, a disease that can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it is not properly controlled. Medical costs for those with diabetes are twice as high as those without the disease. An estimated 84 million Americans are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Luckily, those at risk for ...

  • Daylight Saving Time: Protecting Your Health by

    Posted on: November 8, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      Daylight saving time is this Sunday, meaning we shift our clocks back an hour. This time change can be more than just an annoyance, it can have many negative health effects due to disturbed circadian rhythms. Below is a list of conditions with increased risks associated with daylight saving time. Increased Risk of Stroke: A 2016 study found that stroke rates increased by 8% in the two days following daylight saving time. Increased Risk of Heart Attack: Instances of heart at ...

  • Do You Know the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer? by

    Posted on: November 8, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and because one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, it's important to learn the risk factors and symptoms of this disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and occurs when cells in the breast tissue mutate and begin reproducing, usually clustering together to form a tumor. A tumor is considered malignant (or cancerous) when these cells spread to other parts of the breas ...

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