Month: November 2011

Why Folk Wisdom Usually Isn’t So Wise

It seems like everyone around us, whether they’re a doctor or not, has health advice to give. We’re told to take huge doses of Vitamin C to prevent colds, cut all fat from our diets to get thin, and always brush our teeth right after meals. Do you know what all these have in common?… Read more »

Great American Smokeout Nov. 17th…Can You Handle It?

November 17th is the Great American Smokeout, an annual event to help smokers quit and raise awareness of health issues caused by smoking, The American Cancer Society has tools on their website to help you quit, including a smoking cost calculator and desktop widgets. They also sponsor rallies, luncheons, and other functions, and have helped… Read more »

Mo-vember, the Mustachio Mania Month for Men’s Health

Have you heard of Movember – the mustache-growing charity event that happens during this month every year? Movember is designed to raise funds for, and awareness of, prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. Participants pledge to grow a mustache for the whole month and to educate those around them on prostate cancer and… Read more »

Do You Know These Diabetics?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month Diabetes is a serious condition in which the body does not produce insulin, and insulin breaks down sugar. The disease comes in many forms. Type 1 is usually diagnosed during childhood. Type 2 is often diagnosed later in life and is the result of the body not producing enough insulin… Read more »