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Eating to Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Caroline Susie on Mar 14, 2017 11:11:51 AM

While 90% of colon cancer occurs in adults over the age of 50, colon cancer diagnosis are on the rise in millennials. While researchers are still trying to figure out why, colon cancer still remains the number one most preventable cancer. Here is what the latest research shows us:

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Topics: Nutrition

Could menopausal symptoms be hiding a thyroid condition?

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Mar 10, 2017 8:04:00 AM

You’re a middle-aged woman. You’re tired all the time and have trouble sleeping. You’re gaining weight, plagued with hot flashes, and your menstrual cycle is irregular. You might assume you’re going through menopause. But could it be something else?

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Topics: Wellness

Cholesterol 101

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Mar 8, 2017 9:50:27 AM

It’s one of those medical terms we know is important…but we’re not really sure why. What really is cholesterol? What’s the difference between LDLs and HDLs, and why do we add them together? It’s hard to turn on the TV without a seeing a commercial for cholesterol-lowering medication, but few of us really understand what it really is, and why we need to care.

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Topics: Wellness

How to Navigate the Salad Bar

Posted by Caroline Susie on Feb 20, 2017 1:59:06 PM

When you are trying to eat right, you go for the salad, right?  But did you know that some salads have more than 1,000 calories in them?  Gasp!  That is more than 3 oz lean beef, green beans and a potato side!  You can get to 1,000 calories in a hurry with toppings like cheese, croutons, fried meats and creamy dressing.  In fact, most fast food salads have more calories than a burger.  Yikes!  Here is how you can build and order salad and feel good about your decision.

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Topics: Nutrition, Recipes

Recipe Rehab: Game Day Edition

Posted by Lizzy McCrary on Feb 3, 2017 7:30:00 AM

One month into 2017, many resolutions have come and gone. Some faithful dieters are still sticking to their guns and cutting calories and increasing exercise. Often by the time the Big Game rolls around the first Sunday in February, healthy habits can go out the window. After all, Super Bowl food is rarely super-healthy.

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Topics: Nutrition, Recipes

“Seasonal” Allergies Can Be Year Round

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Feb 2, 2017 2:08:51 PM

If you suffer from sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and congestion, you may be one of the 40 million people in the United States with seasonal allergies. 

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Topics: Wellness

The Skinny on Fad Diets

Posted by Caroline Susie on Jan 24, 2017 10:46:43 AM

We’re a few weeks into 2017…time for a New Year’s resolution touch-base. One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight. People try to achieve that goal in many different ways.

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

Restoring Hope: Methodist program provides comfort and care in the wake of sexual assault

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 20, 2017 1:49:39 PM

Three years ago this month, the fight against sexual assault got another weapon. Methodist Dallas Medical Center launched the second SANE program in Dallas County. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) offers around-the-clock, rapid-response services for sexual assault survivors ages 14 and older. 

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Topics: News

The Faces of Hope prove beating pancreatic cancer is possible

Posted by Calvert Collins-Bratton on Jan 18, 2017 4:44:28 PM

It has long been considered a death sentence. Despite the number of cancer deaths decreasing nationwide, pancreatic cancer is poised to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death by the year 2030. Even worse, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research reports 93% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis, only 8% will survive more than five years.

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Topics: Methodist Culture

Running vs. Walking: Which is Best for You?

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Jan 10, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Statements I overheard at a New Year’s Eve party:

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Topics: Wellness, Fitness

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