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Colorectal Cancers: Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal Cancers: Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most curable cancers—if it’s detected early. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently renewed its advice stating that screening for colorectal cancers should begin at age 50 and continue to at least age 75.
For people age 76 to 85, the USPSTF noted

Life-Saving Advice: Get Screened Before Bowel Cancer Symptoms Occur

Life-Saving Advice: Get Screened Before Bowel Cancer Symptoms Occur

In the United States, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon (large intestine) and rectum—is the third-most common type of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death. The vast majority of these cancers are adenocarcinomas, which usually develop from growths of tissue (polyps) known as adenomas on the inner lining of

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and

Adequate Vitamin D Linked With Multiple Health Benefits

Vitamin D is well known as a key nutrient that is needed to create and maintain strong bones, but it also is involved in numerous other functions that affect daily activities and long-term quality of life.

“Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health,” says Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN,

Should You be Taking Aspirin?

According to a recent national survey (American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May), 52 percent of people age 45 to 75 are taking aspirin daily or every other day. Many have been advised to do so by their doctor, says Mount Sinai cardiologist Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD. “Aspirin can help keep

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