Coping with Cancer

Creating a Cancer Care Package

When a friend or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to lend your support and show you care. But what can you do? And what will really help your loved one as he or she begins cancer treatment? Cynthia Ulreich, an oncology-certified nurse practitioner …

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Sun Safety

Annual Skin Cancer Screening Can be Life Saving

The sound of lawn mowers and boat motors means the transition from winter to spring is finally under way. With that comes important reminders about protecting your skin in the sun. Practicing sun safety is key to reducing your risk of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer and …

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Cancer Screenings
colonoscopy

At-Home Alternatives to Colonoscopy

At-home health screening tests today cover everything from testing for high cholesterol to urinary tract infections – and even colon cancer. So when it comes to colon cancer, are at-home test as good as colonoscopy, which is the gold standard for colorectal screening, colon polyp removal and early cancer detection? …

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Cancer Screenings

When to Get a Mammogram? Your Questions Answered

As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” More breast cancer screening recommendations and more confusion for women, particularly those in their 40s, about when to begin regular, annual mammograms. If you’re confused after reading the revised breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer …

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Lung Health

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? What the Experts Say

In 31 years of practicing medicine as a lung specialist, you see more than your share of evidence of the harmful effects of smoking. That’s why Henry Ford pulmonologist Daniel Ouellette, M.D., is adding his voice to the growing group of physicians, researchers and public health officials who advocate for …

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Healthy Lifestyles

Thirdhand Smoke: More Danger When You Light Up

You may have heard of secondhand smoke, but did you know that smoke can be thirdhand? Roughly 42 million Americans use tobacco, but millions of nonsmokers are being affected, too. Here’s what you need to know to protect you and your family: Secondhand Smoke vs. Thirdhand Smoke: What’s the Difference? …

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Reducing Your Risk

Prevention Is Power: Turning The Health Odds In Your Favor

We can’t control everything in life – bad things happen, much as we’d like to avoid them. But we can prevent quite a lot. As a matter of fact, nearly 75 percent of diseases are preventable. Those are great odds! So when it comes to making sure you stay healthy, …

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Health In the News

Lessons from Angelina Jolie’s Cancer Prevention Story

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an op-ed piece written by filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt. In it, she detailed her very personal story about her family history of cancer and her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. While Jolie Pitt’s circumstances are not …

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Active Lifestyles

The Dangers of Sitting Too Much (And What to Do About It)

For many of us, the average day involves a lot of time spent sitting. At our desk for most of the workday. In the car during our commutes or running errands. On the bleachers at the kids’ sporting events. On the couch with our remotes, iPads or books in hand. …

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Cancer Prevention

What You Eat May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

The power to help prevent cancer may be on your dinner plate, says Henry Ford Health System family medicine doctor Eshel Turk, M.D. Making the right food choices actually can help reduce your risk for several cancers. Follow these healthy eating strategies to get the most from your diet. Increase …

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