CDC: Decline in Cancer Death Rates

Cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, and children in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019. Cancer death rates are continuing a two-decade trend in declining mortality that reflects improvements in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer. The declines in death...Read More

Why Are Fruits and Vegetables Important in Cancer Prevention?

For decades, clinical trials and studies at the forefront of cancer research have analyzed the role of lifestyle in cancer prevention and control. Conclusively, a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular physical activity can reduce a patient’s risk of cancer. Risk factors such as obesity and alcoholism have...Read More

The Scientifically Backed Health Benefits Of Curcumin

In India, the active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Today, it’s become the basis for new supplements and revolutionary clinical trials. Curcuma longa, or curcumin, the secret behind the health benefits of turmeric, has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Also known...Read More

Reported Rise in STD Cases

Despite social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 2.5 million cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis in 2021. This data includes cases reported by multiple agencies and is considered preliminary.   As STD cases continue on an upward trend, many practitioners are seeing patients prioritize being tested at regular intervals....Read More

CDC COVID-19 Travel Guide

The holiday travel season has begun. Every year, millions of people take vacations to visit family and friends, making this a peak season for the spread of viruses and diseases. To help travelers prepare, the CDC has published an official travel guide for the holiday season. This guide includes:  In...Read More

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes affects over 500 million people worldwide.  Projections estimate this number to rise to 783 million globally by 2045. The stigma around diabetes makes conversations about risks difficult, but the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is looking to change that with their 2022 campaign: Today’s Diabetes Hits Different.  The campaign offers...Read More


DHEA and DHEA-S have become key markers in hormone testing. Their role in producing sex hormones makes them essential for a comprehensive examination of your patient’s hormonal health. Beyond indicating adrenal function, the levels of these hormones can help identify hormonal imbalances, tumors, and other medical conditions. Although both DHEA...Read More

Heart Health and Exercise

A new study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session provides additional support to a long-held belief: regular exercise positively impacts heart health. The research provides additional evidence that exercise improves heart health by activating parts of the brain that counteract stress. Those that engaged in the...Read More

How Balanced Cortisol Levels Could Be the Key to a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleeping difficulties pose a significant struggle to a large portion of patients. Approximately 33% to 50% of the adult population have insomnia symptoms. Though dozens of complicated factors shape sleep, many sleep-related health difficulties are linked to the hormone cortisol. If you receive a patient with sleep problems, whether they...Read More

Explaining the Benefits of Hormonal Testing to Premenopausal Patients

As you consult with middle-aged women about transitioning to the premenopausal years, a time also known as perimenopause, remember hormone testing is a beneficial baseline assessment of their current health status. These results can impact your treatment plan for managing the symptoms of perimenopause and, eventually, menopause.  Here’s who should...Read More