Melanoma Risk Factors include fair skin, red or blonde hair, more than 50 moles, history of sunburn or UV exposure, family history of skin cancer, and light eyes. How can you protect yourself?
Dementia is an increasing problem and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in older adults, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the aging population.
Hepatitis is a virus. I will speak specifically about Hepatitis A, B, and C. The symptoms can include abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, joint pain, jaundice, and gray-colored stools.
As we approach the end of another year, we know weight loss is often a goal set as a New Year resolution and many seek reasonable and viable alternatives to meet their goals.
In my 12 plus years of caring for women, I have heard every excuse in the book for not exercising…. “I don’t have time”, “I have kids”, “I can’t afford a gym”, “I don’t know where to start”, etc. Weight is a concern for many of my patients. Excess weight also increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am a firm believer in healthy diet and exercise, both to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.
What kills more people: sugar or cigarettes? You may want to hold off before you answer this question. A closer look at the statistics behind what kills people could show a sweeter killer.
According to the National Cancer Institute the BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that are responsible for producing tumor suppressor proteins. When there is a mutation in one of these genes it increases the chance that DNA damage isn’t repaired properly.
Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, especially in younger people. In fact, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.