Category: General Health

The Importance of Understanding Your Blood Test Results

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Written By Amanda Williams, MPH How often have you had an annual physical and are told by your healthcare provider that “everything looks good”? You leave their office feeling assured that everything is okay, health wise. But what does that “okay” mean exactly? The question that I ask my customers who tell me they have…


Life Expectancy in the U.S. Drops for the First Time Since 1993

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According to research from death certificates filed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has released a report stating that for the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined at one-tenth of a year or about 5 weeks…


Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin Support a Healthy Colon?

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Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements commonly used to support joint health. But a new study reports that these supplements may also support colon health via anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Data from the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow up Study published in the International Journal of Cancer, report that these two supplements were associated with a…


Hispanic Heritage Month: Health Spotlight

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Hispanic Heritage Month, the 30-day period between September 15 and October 15, was created under President Lyndon Johnson to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the Library of Congress’ National Hispanic Heritage Month’s website, “The day of…


New Study: Exercise May Reduce Cancer Risk Brought on by Alcohol

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According to the CDC, nearly 90 percent of Americans report drinking alcohol during their lifetimes, and more than half of adults say they have consumed alcohol in the past month. However, more than half of American adults also do not exercise. A new study suggests exercising regularly (moderately or vigorously) may offset some of the…