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Reducing the Risk of Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer: What is it, how do I know I have it, and how do I prevent it? Colon cancer is not a common topic of conversation, but it is a fairly common type of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 102,480 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year. When coupled with rectal cancer, which accounts for about 40,340 new cases annually, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women, excluding skin cancers. “Colon cancer usually begins as an overgrowth of normal cells, called a polyp. It

A Very Important Vaccination

If you are over 50, here’s something to add to your bucket list. Move this one to the top of your list now. Get your shingles vaccination ASAP! (Check with your physician to determine if you are eligible). Ninety-eight percent of adults in the U.S. have been infected with the chickenpox virus and are at risk for shingles. Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus can live, but remain inactive, in certain nerve roots within your body for many years. If it becomes active again, usually later in life, it can cause shingles. The risk for

The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Winner Shares Tips for Holiday Desserts

If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion. “We assume it’s because we overate, but for a lot of people, that pain and sick feeling may not be about how much you ate but what you ate,” says Kyra Bussanich, (, three-time winner of The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and author of a just-released recipe book, Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle. “About 2 million Americans have celiac disease – an auto-immune reaction to gluten, the protein in wheat,”