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Blog - Women's Wednesday

  • Colorectal Cancer

    | Posted by Jodi Miranda, RN, BSN, PCCN

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both women and men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society there will be approximately 95,270 new cases of colon cancer in the United States in 2016. It is estimated that 1 in 23 women and 1 in 21 men will get colorectal cancer in their lifetime ( Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or rectum, which are parts of the large intestine or the lower part of your digestive system. Food travels through your ...

  • Diabetes

    | Posted by Jodi Miranda, RN, BSN, PCCN

    Diabetes has two major categories: Type 1 and Type 2. In type 1 diabetes it is typically diagnosed in children and young adults and was previously called juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes makes up 5% of the diabetic population. In type 1 the body does not produce insulin and insulin therapy is necessary. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 your body does not use insulin properly, which is called insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is treated with lifestyle changes, ...

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

    Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Failure or CHF is a chronic condition whereby the heart does not pump blood as well as it should. It does not mean that the heart has stopped working, but that the heart isn’t able to pump adequate blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. This can happen due to a weakened heart muscle or a defect in the heart. If the heart isn’t circulating blood the way it should, the kidneys receive less blood and filter less fluid from the body&...

  • Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

    | Posted by Jodi Miranda, RN, BSN, PCCN

    It’s that time of year when New Year’s Resolutions start to surface. Health-related goals are very popular resolutions with weight, exercise, stronger relationships and smoking cessation topping the list for many people. The road to better health for women is often filled with many obstacles such as work demands, family, low energy, procrastination and minimal free time. WebMD came up with five resolutions for women that may help improve our physical and mental well-being and keep ...

  • Healthy Eating: Five Survival Tips for Holiday Parties

    | Posted by Jodi Miranda, RN, BSN, PCCN

    How can we partake of the holiday festivities without enduring the dreaded food hangover? Holly Grainer, M.S., R.D. published an article for Eating Well magazine which recommends these five survival tips: REST UP: Get a least seven hours of sleep before the big holiday party. Studies suggest adults eat extra calories and choose higher-fat foods when they are sleep deprived. CHOOSE WISELY: Your first buffet food picks matter so choose wisely! Reach for lower calorie foods first because ...