5 Surprising Facts about Colon Cancer

Here are five things you might not know about colon cancer. Young people can get it. Colon cancer is most commonly found in people over 45 years of age. In fact, 90% of new colon cancer cases are found in people who are over 50 years old. However, colon cancer can develop in young people […]

Gimme Five!

On the 5th anniversary of Michelle Obama’s “Lets Move!” campaign, she asked all Americans to celebrate with #GimmeFive. Use the hashtag at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or wherever to share five ways you’re going to keep getting healthier, and then challenge your friends to do the same. One of the most popular lists at Twitter […]

Why You Don’t Want a Colonoscopy and Why You Should Have One Anyway

Monsters, ghosts, and colonoscopies. These are the things that go bump in the night. At least, that’s what some people would have you believe. While a colonoscopy is a relatively quick and simple procedure that can save your life, many people who should get one choose not to. They might hate the idea of the […]

The Breast Center Hosts International Fellow

Surgeon from Senegal Visits Fayetteville to Learn About Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Care The National Consortium of Breast Centers is sponsoring an international fellow at The Breast Center, a MANA clinic, on March 2, 2015 through March 13, 2015. Dr. Sidy Ka, a surgical oncologist from Senegal, Africa, will be spending approximately two weeks in […]

5 Fun Ideas with Frozen Fruit

It’s still cold outside and fresh fruit won’t be growing locally for months. Don’t despair! Fruit that has traveled a long distance can’t match locally grown fresh fruit in flavor or nutrients, but frozen fruit can come a close second. Since it’s flash frozen at the peak of ripeness, frozen fruit often tastes better and […]

Asthma and Winter

Cold winter air can make it hard to breathe, no matter who you are, but for those with asthma, winter can be downright unbearable. The number of asthma flare-ups typically increases during winter months. One of the reasons for this is that people tend to spend more time indoors during the winter. The other reason […]

Depression and Digestion: What’s the Connection?

Many of us know from experience that there is some kind of connection between our moods and our stomachs. We get butterflies in our stomachs before that big test or job interview, we are sickened by a shocking report on the news, or we are too excited to eat on a special day. One way […]

Measles and Vaccination Smarts

Many of us are too young to remember when measles was a common disease, but it has been in the news lately, starting with an outbreak in Disneyland and continuing with reports of measles exposure on public transportation in California. Measles was thought to have been eradicated in the U.S. but it is now making […]

Colon Cancer Awareness

Since 2000, March has been the officially designated month for colon cancer awareness. Colon cancer is second only to lung cancer in the number of deaths it causes in the U.S. each year. However, people are less aware of colon cancer, perhaps because it affects parts of the body that we don’t feel as comfortable […]

Sugar, Salt, and Blood Pressure

A paper in the journal Open Heart questions whether salt is the only danger for people at risk of high blood pressure. People with these risks are told to cut back on salt. But James J DiNicolantonio of the Department of Preventive Cardiology, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and Sean C […]