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Diabetes Prevention

November is American Diabetes Month- so it's a great time to remind our patients of the importance of your annual bloodwork. Your annual bloodwork will measure your fasting glucose levels. A high level of fasting blood sugar shows that your body is not metabolizing blood sugar (glucose) properly. Looking at [...]

Diabetes Prevention2018-11-26T19:37:48+00:00

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Factors

October is breast cancer awareness month and a good time for all of us to consider risk factors for developing breast cancer. Most are familiar with the risk factors related to family and certain gene mutations (BRCA), but it’s important to also consider lifestyle-related risk factors. These are important because these are the risk factors you can do something about. We call these risk factors, modifiable. They differ from the non-modifiable risk factors like age and genetics.

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Factors2018-10-16T16:39:47+00:00

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 20172017-10-02T17:48:52+00:00

Artist and musician’s body is wracked with cancer, but she ain’t afraid to keep fighting

Over the past 40 years, the number of deaths per year from cervical cancer has declined by 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, the decrease in mortality is due in large part to the higher frequency of pap smears, which started in the ’70s.

Artist and musician’s body is wracked with cancer, but she ain’t afraid to keep fighting2017-09-15T22:08:39+00:00

Healthy Girl Workout

In my 12 plus years of caring for women, I have heard every excuse in the book for not exercising…. “I don’t have time”, “I have kids”, “I can’t afford a gym”, “I don’t know where to start”, etc. Weight is a concern for many of my patients. Excess weight also increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am a firm believer in healthy diet and exercise, both to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy Girl Workout2017-08-16T16:31:48+00:00

What is the BRCA gene mutation?

According to the National Cancer Institute the BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that are responsible for producing tumor suppressor proteins. When there is a mutation in one of these genes it increases the chance that DNA damage isn’t repaired properly. This increases the chance of cells becoming cancerous. About [...]

What is the BRCA gene mutation?2017-06-06T23:44:51+00:00
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