‘Tis the Season for Colorectal Screening? Give a Life-Saving Gift this Christmas.

Cancer, General Health, Men's Health, Woman's Health
Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sound unusual? Well, a new study shows that sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near individuals' birthdays increases attendance. The possible reason, say the study's authors, could be because birthdays and holidays trigger feelings about aging. More Information: (more…)
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Parents can help kids to slim down

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
A weight loss intervention directed at parents of overweight children may be as effective as interventions directed at both parents and children, study findings suggest. This new study confirms what Dr. Walt and his colleagues found when they did research for their book SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat. You can find the book here.  More Information: (more…)
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