The American Cancer Society reports that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with only lung cancer causing more cancer-related deaths among Americans. More than 50,000 deaths are attributed to this disease every year in our nation. But there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing this horrible disease. Prevention is key when it comes to colon cancer. Because it is a disease that is largely preventable, it’s important to know the factors that can contribute to its development. GI doctors throughout the country recommend healthy living for its prevention. That doesn’t mean you have to eliminate all your favorite foods or become an Olympic athlete to avoid getting colon cancer. For many of us, it means changing a little here and there in order to live a longer, healthier life free of colon cancer and its deadly effects. Following are some important tips on lower your risk of colon cancer. Continue reading “How to Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer”
Nothing can slow you down more than sluggish digestion. Okay, so regularity may not be the hot topic around the water cooler or at that trendy party you went to last weekend. But it’s definitely something that everyone in Queens, and throughout the country for that matter, thinks about on a regular basis. A slow digestive tract is sure to ruin what could otherwise be a dynamic afternoon loaded with fun and activity. And if you’re not getting enough fiber in your diet, you’re likely having more of those sluggish days than ever. Eating the proper amount of fiber is vital to well-functioning digestive organs. And, while a properly performing digestive system is critical to a well-functioning body, it’s not the only system in the human body that needs fiber. According to recent studies, fiber can lower the risk of myriad health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Here’s more information from top GI doctors in Queens on the many health benefits of fiber and why you need to ensure that everyone in your family gets enough of it every day. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Fiber”
New Jersey residents excitedly embrace the summertime months. While the weather is enjoyable, it can also wreak havoc on the skin. Summertime will require that special attention be given to the skin in order to keep it healthy and in good shape. The dermatologist can suggest many ways to protect the skin during the harsh summer months. Here are just a few tips for how to care for the skin in summer.
Think About the Basics
One of the best ways to protect the skin’s health is to protect it from overexposure to the sun. Whenever it is possible, avoid the sun from 10 am to 4 pm which is the time of day that the sun is most dangerous. Even when it is cloudy it is a good idea to wear sun block that offers at least 15 SPF and contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. These two ingredients block both UVB and UVA rays from damaging the skin. Whenever you are going to be out in the sun for more than 15 minutes it is a good idea to wear sunscreen. Continue reading “Summer Skin Care Tips”
As soon as the weather permits, New Jersey residents head outside to enjoy the warm sunshine. Most people are very aware of the importance of protecting the skin by using sun screen, but many are unaware of the importance of protecting the lips with lip balm. Most of us do not think about the chances of developing lip cancer, but they are as real as the chances for developing any type of skin cancer. Our lips are an essential part of our body and really worth protecting. They help us eat and talk properly; and they even provide a measure of protection from eating foods that are too hot or too cold. Yet we tend to take them for granted. Continue reading “How to Prevent Lip Cancer”