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Prostate Cancer: Know Your Risk

Nov 12, 2017

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for men. On average, 1 in every 9 men will get diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. While the exact cause of this disease is unknown, there are risk factors that can increase your chances for it. Some risk factors may not be in...

Men's Health
Oncology
Woman with heartburn

Oh My GERD!

Nov 12, 2017

Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? You may be dealing with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder. Also known as acid reflux, GERD occurs when acid from your stomach flows back up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. How GERD Works Normally, a muscle called the lower...

Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Acid Reflux
Weight Loss

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

Nov 12, 2017

Diabetes is a group of disorders leading to chronic high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to produce enough or properly use insulin to regulate these levels. There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Today, diabetes impacts about 29 million Americans, 90...

Diabetes

Lung Cancer: Don’t Wait Until Symptoms Occur

Nov 12, 2017

Only about 14 percent of all new cancers are lung cancers, but it is overwhelmingly the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women. Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. The Importance of Early Detection While the...

Lung Cancer
Lung Care
Oncology
Healthy Aging
Imaging

Baby's Size During Each Month of Pregnancy

Oct 12, 2017

From prenatal care to pediatrics, CHI St. Luke’s Health’s team is with you every step of the way as your family grows. Compare the size of your baby and learn what’s happening as he or she develops in the womb during each month of pregnancy with our infographic. Our Family Birthing Centers in The...

Maternity

Plan for It: Respiratory Distress & How to Respond

Oct 12, 2017

If someone around you displays signs of respiratory distress, will you know what to do? Before an emergency happens, plan for it. Know the Signs of Respiratory Distress Many people who suffer respiratory distress exhibit signs they’re having to work harder to breathe or not getting enough oxygen....

Emergency Care
Lung Care

Halloween Sweets: Trick or Treat?

Oct 12, 2017

It’s that time of year again: the season for costumes, scary movies, and lots of candy. With so many children eagerly anticipating all the fun Halloween brings, it can be tough to crack down on their sugar intake. But according to the American Heart Association, children should have no more than 16...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

3 Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects & What You Can Do

Oct 12, 2017

When going through a breast cancer treatment plan, the side effects of the treatment itself can negatively affect your quality of life. You may feel like you have a fuzzy, forgetful brain. You might lose your interest in food. Or, your hair may start to fall out. All of these can lead to feelings...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Women's Health

3 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Oct 12, 2017

If you are a woman in the U.S., you have about a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer over the course of your life. Though breast cancer statistics are alarming, there are ways you can reduce your risk. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, one-third of breast cancer...

Breast Cancer
Healthy Aging
Oncology
Women's Health

3 Forgotten Food Groups & Recipes to Help You Remember

Oct 12, 2017

Getting your body the nutrients it needs is a big step to better health. However, many Americans aren’t getting the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Each person’s nutritional needs vary based on age, gender, medical conditions, and more, but getting adequate amounts of...

Diet & Fitness
Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness