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What are Thyroid Symptoms You Should Not Ignore?

January 11, 2018

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the lower front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormones, which are released into the blood and distributed throughout the body.

Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and maintain homeostasis. They help the... read more

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Colon Health, Prevent Colon Cancer

January 9, 2018

Make Colon Cancer Prevention a Priority in 2018

Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and contrary to what most people think, it is not just older people who are affected. People of all ages are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and... read more

Should Colonoscopy Screening Begin at a Younger Age?

December 14, 2017

I am 41 years old, so I have not had my first colonoscopy yet. Fortunately, colon cancer does not run in my family, and I don’t have other factors that would increase my risk for the disease. I know the day will come, though, and I am... read more

Make Memories for Years to Come: Quit Smoking and Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

December 13, 2017

It is hard to believe that it is almost time to say goodbye to 2017. Now is a good time to reflect on the memories of the previous year and to look forward to 2018.

New Year’s Resolutions are our traditional way to make a fresh... read more

Share Stories and Family Health History this Holiday Season

December 12, 2017

There is nothing like the holidays to bring a family together for storytelling. My Grandma Shirley is one of the best storytellers I know. As a mother of 12 children, she has plenty of subject matter, I assure you! Some of her favorite stories involve family genealogy. She loves... read more