Health and Beauty

Early detection is key to better cancer outcomes

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

With any form of cancer, the earlier the disease is detected and treated, the better the outcome is likely to be for the patient. Survival rate, quality of life, and the complexity and cost of treatment are all dramatically improved when cancer is caught early and treated appropriately. In fact, with more aggressive cancers, it’s often the case that cure is possible only when the disease is caught in the earliest stage.

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Fragility fractures and the “season of falls”

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

As we embark upon another long Northwest Ohio winter, we can expect slick, icy conditions to prevail at some point in the season, putting area residents at increased risk of slip-and-fall accidents. For people with strong, healthy bones, a simple slip and fall usually just results in a bruised ego—and, potentially, a sore backside—but for individuals predisposed to fragility fractures, this common mishap can prove to be debilitating or even life-threatening.

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Eating Well - Shedding pounds after the lockdowns

Written by Laurie Syring, RD/LD. Posted in Health and Beauty

By now, we’re all ready to say goodbye (good riddance?) to 2020. It was an extremely stressful year for so many reasons, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, which imposed severe limits on our activities. Not surprisingly, many people fell short of their weight and fitness goals this past year. If you embraced the 2020 chaos and refused to let it derail your weight-loss or weight-maintenance efforts, congratulations and keep on keeping on! On the other hand, if you’re thinking, “Ok, it’s time to reel it back in,” you have some decisions to make.

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Protect your home and family from radon

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Mention an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that can be harmful to your health, and most people will automatically think of carbon monoxide (CO). This is understandable since CO is highly dangerous and can cause sudden illness, even death, before anyone realizes they’re inhaling it. However, CO isn’t the only insidious, potentially harmful gas that can be a problem in your home. Radon, when present at a sufficiently high level, can also have an adverse impact on the health of a home’s occupants.

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Regular exercise plays a vital role in cancer prevention

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Most people are aware that regular exercise improves cardiovascular health, assists in maintaining an appropriate body weight, strengthens muscles and bones, and boosts emotional well-being. Perhaps somewhat less well known is the fact that, in addition to these and many other health benefits, exercise can also play an important role in cancer prevention.

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Quitting smoking doesn’t have to expand your waistline

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Kicking the smoking habit is one of the healthiest choices you can make—and with the New Year just one month away, a whole lot of people are contemplating quitting right now. Trouble is, in addition to symptoms like frustration and irritability, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and occasionally intense cravings to light up, smoking cessation can also lead to weight gain.

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