Health Tips

Ovarian Cancer: The Cancer That’s Caught Too Late

Feeling tired or bloated aren’t reasons that most people would rush to a doctor. But they are common ovarian cancer symptoms. The difficulty with ovarian cancer is that it often begins quietly and goes undiagnosed until it has spread to other organs. According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, only about 20% of all cases are caught in Stage I or II.

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Safe Pediatric Imaging for Injuries

During National Youth Sports Week, we celebrate the healthy influence that youth sports organizations have on children and their families. We also recognize that sports and other physical activities can result in injuries that need to be addressed with the child’s age and size in mind.

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Man Up Men: 7 Tips to Live Healthy

Almost 30% of men say they “wait as long as possible” to seek medical care when they’re ill or in pain.1 Too many dismiss the need for physicals and preventive screenings and may put their own health in jeopardy in the process. Thankfully, attitudes are changing and men are becoming more proactive with their own health.

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Five Ways to Stay Active in the Triad

Physical activity is good for your health. It helps control weight, boost energy levels and reduce the chance of health conditions like cardiovascular disease and even breast cancer. Here in the Piedmont Triad, our central location and mild climate encourage outdoor activity almost year-round. Check out these local suggestions to get outside and stay healthy:

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Virtual Colonoscopy or Traditional Colonoscopy?

Science is making it easier for us to take preventive measures in managing our health. But that means we have to be proactive in scheduling preventive screenings when we feel perfectly healthy with no known symptoms. This is especially true when it comes to colon cancer. When caught at an early stage, colon cancer is a preventable and highly treatable cancer.

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Five Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

The average American adult’s heart is seven years older than it should be.1 Years of unhealthy lifestyle choices can age hearts prematurely and leave them vulnerable to serious heart conditions. American Heart Month is the perfect time to begin implementing small changes to your everyday routine to reduce your chance of heart disease and keep your heart healthy.

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Three Smart Ways to Stop Cervical Cancer

Too many women don’t talk about cervical cancer. They don’t know that it used to be one of the highest causes of cancer deaths among American women. Or that just by following some basic recommendations, they can drastically reduce their risk of getting it. In honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, we want to educate families in our community about preventive cervical care.

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The Top Four Health Screenings to Consider in 2019

How long has it been since you saw your family doctor? When was your last mammogram? Too often, basic preventive health measures are delayed for “more important” things. But according to the CDC, if everyone in the U.S. received the recommended clinical preventive care, more than 100,000 lives could be saved each year. Consider the following regular screenings to help your physicians detect health issues in their earliest stages:

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Saving Lives and Supporting Families through Breast Cancer Education

October is the month of pink. Families walk and race in pink. Athletes take the field in pink. And pink ribbons adorn cars and shirt collars. Breast Cancer Awareness Month unites people worldwide to promote breast cancer education, research and early screening. Because almost all of us know someone who has been impacted by this life-threatening disease—and early detection can save lives in our community.

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