Alcohol and melanoma linked

[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]New research from the American Association for Cancer Research has added melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—to the list of cancers correlated to alcohol use. More specifically, consumption of white wine has been found to correlate with the occurrence of melanoma in white males and females. Melanoma joins colon, liver, breast, head and neck cancers as […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] My Story: Why you need to make exercise and your health a priority By Charity Wayman, B.S. Health Education and Promotion At age 17, I was completely bedridden. I had recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease and a heart syndrome, and I was no longer able to go to school. I was […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-9″] By PEAK Health & Fitness TIPS TO REDUCE SODIUM Watch the serving size Don’t fool yourself by thinking that the sodium content listed on a nutritional label is for the entire package. Before you blow your entire day’s worth of sodium, determine exactly what one serving equals. Food label claims • Sodium-free: […]

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NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM By Peak Health and Fitness What is the University of Utah CDC-National Diabetes Prevention Program?​ A study done by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group in 2002 showed that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes by making moderate lifestyle changes. Since […]

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NAVIGATING THE NO-MAN’S-LAND BETWEEN PEDIATRICS AND ADULT CANCER CARE By Brynn Fowler, MPH; Anne Kirchhoff, Ph.D., MPH and Lor Randall, M.D. Patients diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15-39 sometimes enter a “no-man’s-land” of cancer care. These adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients may not fit the usual profiles for either pediatric or adult […]

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