Cancer is not totally outside your control. Although genetic
factors may cause cancer, inherited genes are responsible for a
fraction of cancers.
Remember this simple slogan: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8.
Some risk factors you can’t do anything about. But others you can treat, manage or control with the help of your healthcare provider.
Close your eyes. (You may need a friend to read to you.) Visualize a great day. You just had an excellent night’s sleep, the sun is shining, and you have incredible energy.
When you were a child, you played tag. You swam with friends
until someone made you get out of the pool. You raced your
sibling from the outfield to the concession stand, and competed
in hopscotch and jump rope.
Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for type
2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it
should be. Most people who get type 2 diabetes have prediabetes
Eating trans fat can take years off of your life. And you may be
eating it in chips, crackers, and baked goods and not even know
Many Americans are carrying around some excess pounds. According
to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, 66% of U.S. adults are
overweight or obese (61.6% of women and 70.5% of men).
A study published in 2008 by researchers at the University of
Chicago Medical Center found that nearly 1 in 25 Americans over
age 57 are potentially at risk for a harmful interaction of
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