Health

Getting to the bottom of colonoscopies

May 3rd, 2017 | By
Getting to the bottom of colonoscopies

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second-leading cause in men, but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, it’s one of the few cancers that can be prevented by appropriate screening. “Colonoscopies are life-saving, preventive tests,” says Dr. Kevin Leung, a gastroenterologist with Digestive Health
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Nearly-finished flu season ‘bad for elderly’

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

At least 17 people in Pierce County, most of them seniors, have died from the flu during the current influenza season that health officials have declared an epidemic. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department reported in January that the flu fatalities occurred primarily among people 60 to 90 years old who had underlying health issues. The
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Diabetics can manage the disease through their lifestyles

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

“Take two aspirin and call your doctor in the morning.” We rely on medications to treat many of our diseases and illnesses, and most prove effective — even life -saving. But for those suffering from diabetes, a life defined by changing medications and uncertainty makes normal living difficult. What are the most effective methods to
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Your eyes will thank you for learning about glaucoma

Feb 27th, 2017 | By

Every year, people make lists of things they will do to stay healthy and feel their best. But what about seeing your best, too? Here, from the federal government’s National Eye Institute, are five things to know about glaucoma, a common eye disease: Glaucoma can cause vision loss and blindness, which can’t be reversed. Fluid
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