Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

3.1.17

Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and/or rectum—is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute1. This year, an estimated 95,000 Americans will be diagnosed, and nearly 50,000 will die from it2. Continue reading

The Link Between Hypertension and Heart Disease

2.23.17

Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

High blood pressure (hypertension) is frequently referred to as the “silent killer.” It occurs when the blood within your blood vessels cannot travel freely, increasing pressure inside the vessel. High blood pressure can significantly increase your risks of developing other conditions, such as heart disease. Therefore, it is important to be diagnosed, obtain effective treatment and take the necessary steps to control your blood pressure to lower your risk of heart disease. You can increase your chances of effectively managing your hypertension by knowing the facts.  Continue reading

A Guide to Women’s Wellness for 2017

1.26.17

Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

We recently welcomed in the New Year—one that we hope is filled with opportunity. You might have already defined your goals and set a plan, but we recommend you seriously consider adding ‘take charge of your health’ to the top of your list!  Making it a priority to schedule your well health visits is the perfect place to start; and while doing so, be sure to remember to add your women’s wellness checkup to your list. Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Facts & Prevention

1.17.17

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year1, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Preventive Care

1.6.17

It is that time of year again where millions of people are vowing to get fit and stay healthy. But when February hits, the gym is deserted. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier this year, put a new twist on it and start by seeing your doctor for a routine preventive care exam. Take it one step further and encourage your family members to get a check-up as well—even if they feel healthy and do not present any symptoms. Continue reading