Many people often shudder when their doctor informs them it’s time for a screening colonoscopy. But regular screening, beginning at age 45 for people with average risk factors, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
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Breast cancer and other medical illnesses remain a risk for women - even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, due to concerns about the virus, many women have postponed their annual screening mammograms, increasing their risk of undetected cancer.
What comes to mind when you think of self-care? Exercise, nutrition, and sleep are probably at the top of your list. Taking care of your mental health, time outdoors, and staying connected to loved ones are equally as important.
The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition offers a free screening of a documentary about children and their overall health. "Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" shows how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children.
Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast health and diagnostic services, will offer greater access to 3D mammography with its newest Texas location at Navarro Regional Hospital.
One-year since some of the first COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders it seems easier to justify procrastinating and postponing some activities or chores. But a recommended colonoscopy should not be one of them.
Each New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans bid farewell to the past year and look forward to a fresh new start on January 1. This year, however, ringing in the new year was radically different as many of us celebrated long-held traditions virtually – or not at all – and braced for post-holiday spikes in COVID-19.
More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, fears are growing about the long-term impact on cancer rates. Put simply, Americans are skipping their screenings and the potential consequences are a major concern of oncologists.