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Pinterest Pin ItThe Party’s Over?

The Party’s Over?

Posted on 11/19/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Just days before Halloween, foodies got bad news that was neither a trick nor a treat.

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classified eating red meat – beef, veal, pork, lamb – as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This new classification puts steak and pork chops in Group 2A, the same group as inorganic lead compounds and malaria.


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Pinterest Pin ItNew Mammogram Guidelines: What You Should Know

New Mammogram Guidelines: What You Should Know

Posted on 10/27/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

If you’re confused about when you should start getting mammograms, you’re not alone. The American Cancer Society’s new guidelines recommend women begin having mammograms at the age of 45. However, this doesn’t align with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation of 50 years old or the American College of Radiology’s recommendation of 40 years old.


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Pinterest Pin ItGenetic Research and Cancer - A Promising Future

Genetic Research and Cancer - A Promising Future

Posted on 10/22/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

There is a growing public awareness that our genes may play a role in determining whether or not we develop cancer. Angelina Jolie’s very public announcement that she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, and that she had prophylactic surgeries to reduce her cancer risk, made the genetic risk of cancer something personal, understandable, and frightening for many women.

What should you know about genetics and cancer risk?

We talked with three genetics experts at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation about this rapidly evolving field of medicine.


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Pinterest Pin It Heart Health Is Year-Round

Heart Health Is Year-Round

Posted on 10/06/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From athletes on television to special packaged products at stores, we see pink ribbons everywhere, reminding us there is still no cure for this serious disease.

With so many reminders about breast cancer, it can be easy to forget that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women – causing one in three deaths each year. In fact, more women die every year from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined.


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Pinterest Pin ItWildfires, Poor Air Quality Exacerbates Breathing Problems

Wildfires, Poor Air Quality Exacerbates Breathing Problems

Posted on 09/16/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Driven by an unprecedented drought and above-average temperatures, wildfires continue to scorch hundreds of thousands of acres throughout California. Since the start of 2015, more than 5,200 fires have burned through nearly 218,000 acres of vegetation, according to Cal Fire. Sutter Health doctors say these fires have a negative impact on our air quality, making it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe.

Dr. Tze-Ming Chen, a pulmonary and critical care specialist with the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, says smoky conditions cause great respiratory distress for many of his patients. 


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