Men's Health Network supports screening for lung cancer, recommends e-cigarettes to curb smoking
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 00:50
(Washington, DC) – Men's Health Network strongly supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer released on December 31, 2013, and it suggests that more emphasis be placed on effective strategies to prevent boys and men from starting to smoke and for realistic strategies to get them to narrow tobacco consumption.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:26
Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American
Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year's Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association (ALA) offers five tips to help you along the way:
Summit Academy OIC awarded five grants totaling $1.65 million
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:19
Thanks to national and local grants totaling $1.65 million, Summit Academy OIC will expand its healthcare training and further enhance its construction programs while working to decrease the employment gap that exists for communities of color in the Twin Cities.
Better Business Bureau says losing weight is great but keep an eye on the bottom line
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 13:47
Many of us start the new year pledging to do things better. After weeks of holiday feasts and treats, getting in shape is generally one of the most common New Year's resolutions. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) says while losing weight is always a laudable goal, it's also important to treat this decision like any other major purchase.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 13:39
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Health and Human Services
January 1 marked not only the beginning of a new year, but an exciting new day in health care as millions of Americans will now be able to access care, thanks to the coverage they found at the Health Insurance Marketplace.
You're not alone - A doctor's take on common gastrointestinal symptoms
Thursday, 09 January 2014 23:49
(StatePoint) Frequent and bothersome gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are more common than you may think. While estimates may vary, five percent to 15 percent of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic GI conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).