Why Indoor Tanning is Particularly Dangerous for Young People

You might think that a session or two in a tanning bed to look good before a big social event is no big deal — and many women start this habit in high school.

But a recent study that looked at the potential impact of tanning beds says reducing indoor tanning could reduce the number …

Preparing for the Most Unexpected Body Change After Breast Cancer

Contributor: Diane Galvin, PT

After breast cancer surgery, many women are caught off guard by a lack of sensation in their breast(s) and other affected areas.

They have a lumpectomy, mastectomy or reconstruction and ask: “Am I ever going to get any feeling back… in my armpit? …over the scar? …on the inside of my …

Obsessed With Your Phone? Tips for Elbow, Thumb, Neck Pain

You’re constantly grabbing your smartphone to check the weather, watch videos, read the news, check in with family, text friends, play games and look things up.

But you may not realize that staying connected involves repetitive motions that can take a toll on several parts of your body. In fact, repetitive strain injuries associated with …

24 Ingredients to Avoid if You’re Living Gluten-Free (Infographic)

You know wheat toast is off the breakfast menu now that you’re living life sans gluten. But what about rye and panko? Here Cleveland Clinic dietitian Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD, points out what words to look for on your food labels if you’re gluten-free.

And keep in mind that there’s also a …

Is Colon Cancer a Risk Only If It Runs in Your Family?

 

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 alone, 95,520 people will be newly diagnosed with colon cancer and 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer. The truth is that everyone is at risk of colorectal cancer, says colorectal surgeon James Church, MD.

The post Is Colon Cancer a Risk Only If

My Poop Is Bright Green — Should I Be Concerned?

Q: My poop is bright green. Should I be concerned about the color of my stool?

If your stool is a color other than brown, rest assured that it’s usually a result of what you recently ate. Leafy greens can make your stool look green, while red fruits and veggies (like beets), artificial food coloring, …

Fish Oil Supplements: Are They Good for Cardiovascular Health?

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued an updated set of recommendations for people who have had a heart attack or who suffer from heart failure.

According to the AHA, people who have had a heart attack or who suffer from heart failure should add a fish oil supplement to their diet to help …

Should I Find Out Whether My Cholesterol is Sticky or Dense?

Q: Should I find out whether my cholesterol is sticky or dense?

A: Even though the levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol in your blood may be normal, the type of LDL you have may be more dangerous.

The LDL cholesterol may be stickier than usual, which can lead to more plaque buildup. It may …

How to Beat Fatigue in Your Breast Cancer Fight

Contributor: Diane Galvin, PT

“I know I’m supposed to exercise, but I’m just too tired.” This is the comment I hear from so many of my breast cancer patients.

I am a physical therapist who sees women after they have had a mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation — or any combination of those treatments. What …

What’s the Best Thing I Can Do to Avoid Cardiovascular Disease?

Q: What’s the best thing I can do to avoid cardiovascular disease?

A: Hands down, the most important preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease is smoking.

Here is a striking illustration of that fact. We conducted a study on patients who did everything else right. They exercised, ate a healthy diet and maintained a lean …