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Red, White, & Blue Can Be Healthy For You!

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

How about this 4th of July, instead of grabbing for the bag of chips, burgers, and hot dogs most people feel compelled to serve, you serve something to really celebrates independence?! Independence from the Standard American Diet (yup, SAD for short). Many Americans feel that a summer celebration must include meat on a grill. It's the grill that has gotten so many Americans into diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Break the trend. Don't bow to the pressure (or if you have to attend such a BBQ like I have to, bring a whole bunch of stuff with...

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Happy Father's Day-How's That Prostate?

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In light of both Men's Health Month and Father's Day this coming week, I thought we'd chat about the prostate. Hey, why not, right?! The prostate gland is found only in men, and sits below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer is the 2nd highest cause of cancer deaths amongst men. It is a slow growing form of cancer, and many men live with it undiagnosed for a long time. What can be done to prevent it?  As always, consult your doctor and have regular checkups, as well as exercise. Your physician may recommend a PSA (prostate specific...

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