News of Note

Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving

The month of November brings us Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. How ironic is it then, that November is also National Diabetes Month? If you’re one of the 415 million adults who have diabetes, Thanksgiving can be as scary as Halloween!

Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are high in fat as well as carbohydrates; but with careful planning, you can make healthy choices that fit into a healthy meal plan, and enjoy this wonderful celebration with friends and family.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Now that October’s Breast Cancer awareness month is behind us, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the events you may have missed.

Danger In The Air

While smoking can increase our chances for developing COPD, new research shows that when children are exposed to second hand smoke, they too can develop the disease. The study results also suggest that adult exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of death from COPD, heart disease and stroke.

Don't Go Vaping Your Heart

So if all this talk about cigarette smoking has you thinking that e-cigarettes are a better health option, think again. Research out of the University of California shows that the use of e-cigarettes can nearly double the odds of a heart attack.

Record Flu Deaths

As we head into the cold and flu season, the debate over the safety and benefits of flu shots rages on.

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently reported to the Associated Press that 80,000 Americans died from the flu, or complications related to the flu, this past winter.  

Skin Cancer Risks

A new study finds that people, who develop frequent cases of skin cancer, may also be at risk for other types of cancers.

Your Family Health Portrait

November is Family Health History Month, and the holidays are the perfect time to gather information you and your doctors need. This Thanksgiving, after you give thanks and enjoy a meal with your loved ones, why not take a few minutes to discuss your family health history? Here are some tips to get the conversation started.

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Thank An Elephant

You’ve heard the saying, ”an elephant never forgets”. Now researchers have found that an elephant rarely gets cancer, too.  It turns out that elephants possess a rare gene which successfully fights cancerous mutations.

Think Pink

It’s October! Time to “think pink” for the prevention of breast cancer. Here’s what’s going on in our neck of the woods.

How Florida Measures Up

It’s failing grades for the state of Florida for not taking more steps to prevent cancer. The 16th annual “How Do You Measure Up” report measures Florida and other states on where they stand on issues that the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says will reduce suffering and death from cancer. Here’s how Florida stacked up.

Tied Up

You may want to loosen your tie for this next story. Researchers in Germany found a pretty good reason to adopt a more casual dress code after doing MRI scans on 15 healthy young men wearing ties. The study was recently published in the journal Neuroradiology.