The biggest reason I care so deeply about the elderly is because of what happened to my late grandmother during her almost six-month stay at two nursing homes — one in Santa Fe, N.M., and one in the Denver metro area.
This is an easy way to dress up asparagus.
March is National Colorectal Cancer month
It’s reassuring to know that as long as you get recommended colon cancer screening tests you will most likely avoid colon cancer. That’s because colon cancer starts out as a benign polyp in your colon. Once removed, your cancer risk at that site is gone. Screening tests don’t usually treat problems they only detect problems. An exception is a colonoscopy — colonoscopies allow physicians to both detect suspicious polyps and remove them all in the same visit.
Leafy greens are extremely nutrient-dense, topping the charts in vitamins A, C, and K, potassium and fiber while only providing 5 to 40 calories per cup! Kale also provides a powerful phytochemical, lutein, which protects the eyes from degeneration.
Make those muscles or heart and lungs work.
Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.
Throughout March, The Memorial Hospital will offer low-cost health screenings for men in a program called March MANness. For just $100, male patients can get checked for prostate cancer, colon cancer, heart disease and hearing problems.
The Connect For Health Colorado RV will be in Northwest Colorado for open enrollment sessions today.
Cholesterol levels are far from just a grown-up matter, and Northwest Colorado medical professionals hope to emphasize that parents should keep their child’s readings in mind.
New nutrition labels proposed Thursday for many popular foods, including ice cream, aim to more accurately reflect what people actually eat. And the proposal would make calorie counts on labels more prominent, too, reflecting that nutritionists now focus more on calories than fat.
The Obama administration quietly issued a health law fix Thursday to help states that have had technical problems running their own enrollment websites.
The Obama administration official at the New York City panel missed a chance to explain an important aspect of the law that gets to the “what’s in it for us” question.
The mild tasting and crunchy fiber-rich “cruciferous” vegetable is excellent source of vitamin C and K.
Even 10 minutes is better than none.
Calling all men! Have you had your car in for an oil change lately? How about a tune up? Well, now it’s your turn. Get in and get your motor (and all its parts) checked during the March MANness event.