Stay Healthy, Men!

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! In honor of Men's Health Month, … [Read more...]

Has your baby been screened for hearing impairment?

Hearing impairment is something that is not easily discernible in adults, much more in babies and little children. Studies have shown that even the slightest hearing impairment can translate to … [Read more...]

Lp(a) – another fat that is bad for our heart

Another bad fat has been identified to be bad for our heart. And we should get tested for it, according to experts. The European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) has recent issued new guidelines … [Read more...]

Obesity screening at age 6

There is cancer screening. There is screening for diabetes. Now health experts urge for obesity screening in children starting at age 6 years. This is according to recommendations from an expert panel … [Read more...]

The mammogram debate: the two sides

Mammogram guidelines questioned Mammogram, the gold standard for breast cancer, is currently questioned just like what happened to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) s for prostate cancer. This was … [Read more...]

Summer is coming: how to prevent and check for melanoma

Resource Post for May In preparation for the summer season, there are health observances in May that are focusing on awareness about skin cancer. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and … [Read more...]

Denial can be deadly – participate in the National Alcohol Screening Day

April 9th is the 9th Annual National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD). Have you even thought of taking a self-assessment for alcohol problems? Or are you in denial? You'd be surprised to know that the … [Read more...]

Think about your colon (even if you don’t want to talk about it)

The colon is an organ that people would rather not talk about. It is associated with waste and dirt, thus a subject matter that is almost taboo. Yet, cancer of the colon is a real problem that people … [Read more...]

April is National Cancer Control Awareness Month

April is the month to step up on cancer control awareness. So how can we help? Several cancer research institutes in the US are actively campaigning during this month. And they give us some tips on … [Read more...]

Experts: routine depression screening for teenagers

It is a problem that many parents face: clinical depression among teenagers. As many as two million American teenagers suffer from depression and most go undiagnosed, thus untreated according to … [Read more...]

Screening for prostate cancer: the pros and the cons

Resource post for March In almost all diseases, screening and early detection is the key to management and cure. What used to be fatal diagnoses of late stage breast and cervical cancer have now … [Read more...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is the month to step up on awareness of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer mortality in the US, according to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Approximately … [Read more...]

Expert recommendations:heart patients should be screened for depression

Background Time and time again, studies have shown that many patients become depressed after suffering from major cardiac events. This occurs even after successful surgery and interventions. The … [Read more...]

Is skin cancer on the rise?

The incidence of skin cancer is increasing. And this increase is not only due to better screening and diagnostic techniques. The threat is real and not just an artefact of better technology, according … [Read more...]

First baby preselected as “breast cancer gene-free” born in the UK

Resource post for January It is not surprising that it happened in the UK first. After all, this is the country where the first in vitro fertilization baby was born 30 years ago. It is the country … [Read more...]

Prostate cancer screening and marital status

As in most diseases, early detection of prostate cancer can greatly improve the chances of treatment and survival. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 40% of prostate cancer cases are not detected … [Read more...]

Olympics Special: Athletes screening using ECG

The Summer Olympic Games in Beijing have just started. What better way to start this week than talk about athletes' heart rates? There are certain tests that professional athletes have to go through … [Read more...]

New Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

Yesterday the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its recommendations regarding prostate cancer screening. Summary of Recommendations: USPSTF concludes that the current … [Read more...]

The Big FIVE-O

Time to start screening for colon/colorectal cancer. NOW! The Facts: March is National Colon/Colorectal Awareness Month. The lifetime risk for being diagnosed with colorectal cancer is 1 in … [Read more...]

Who is Prostate Cancer?

He can be any man. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after lung cancer, affecting one in six men in the U.S. He is rarely under the age of 40, usually over 50 and in fact two-thirds … [Read more...]

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