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Reduce your risk of getting diabetes.

Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. It causes your body to produce little to no insulin, or to not use insulin properly. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, which has no known cause, the development of Type 2 diabetes is associated with several risk factors, such as:

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A screening can help detect lung cancer early.

Are you or have you been a smoker? Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States and Delaware. Smoking is the No. 1 risk factor for lung cancer — in the U.S., cigarette smoking is linked to an estimated 85 to 90 percent of lung cancers.

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If you remember picture-tube TVs, you should picture yourself getting a colon cancer screening.

Did you spend time with Laverne & Shirley, the Bunkers, the Jeffersons, Mork from Ork, and the Six Million Dollar Man? Do you remember watching the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s miracle on ice, stretched out in front of your family’s RCA Victor console TV? Although all of these shows and events happened more than 30 years ago, they’re reminders that you’re at the age for a screening of a very different kind.

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You can prevent colon cancer by getting screened.

In Delaware and in the United States, colon cancer arising in the large bowel — also known as colorectal cancer — is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women, and it’s also the second-most common cause of cancer death. Although it is possible to develop colon cancer at any age, 90 percent of diagnoses happen after age 50.

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Healthy Delaware Update: Healthy Tips

Happy New Year! By now, you’re probably working toward that New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s eating better, exercising more, or finally putting out the cigarettes for good, we hope your resolution will help you better yourself.

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Focus on Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.1 And while older women are more likely to get the disease, all women are at risk. There’s no preventative screening for ovarian cancer. Therefore, it’s important for women to know their own body and what’s normal, so that they can recognize any signs or symptoms.

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Focus on Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Delaware — and the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in Delaware and the U.S. Nationally, each year, an average of 411 people per day die from lung cancer.

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Focus on Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink shirts. Pink bracelets. Even pink hair. Every year during this month, there’s always an outpouring of support for the fight to end breast cancer. And while the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to raise awareness year-round.

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Focus on Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a scary word. In today’s world, almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. In addition to being physically active and eating healthy, there is something else you can do to keep yourself healthy: get screened.

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Focus on Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males in the U.S. and Delaware — but not all prostate cancers are the same. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms, and some men may not show any symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to know what risk factors increase your chance of developing prostate cancer.Read More 

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Focus on Diabetes and Cancer

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer. Managing your health and getting screened for diabetes and cancer can help you avoid complications down the road.

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Focus on Skin Cancer Prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, we encourage you to educate yourself on this highly preventable disease with ways to stay sun safe all year long

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Focus on Physical Activity

Flowers are blooming, and the days are growing longer. Spring is officially in the air! Now is the perfect time to improve your health with physical activity. From reducing your risk for chronic disease to improving your moods, being more physically active can have some big health benefits.

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Focus on Colon Cancer

If you are 50 or older, or have a family history of colon cancer, it’s important that you get screened. Know when and how often you should be screened, and find out what factors put you at a greater risk for colon cancer.

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Focus on Lung Cancer 

Lung cancer is the number-one cause of cancer death in Delaware. Smoking is the number-one risk factor for lung cancer—in the United States, cigarette smoking is linked to about 90 percent of lung cancers. Even scarier, more than half of those with lung cancer will die within one year of being diagnosed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Take Action!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and no matter where you are in Delaware during the month of October, you’ll surely see plenty of pink in stores, on buildings, on people, and more. But what does all this pink mean? What does it call us to do?

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Stay Awesome This Autumn

From the onset of cooler weather to busy fall schedules to the disappearance of roadside stands bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables, the end of summer poses obstacles for continuing healthy practices that can help prevent and fight cancer. But fall in the state of Delaware actually offers a “bountiful crop” of opportunities for people all ages to keep up regular and healthy nutritional habits.

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Three Ways to Get Healthy and Active

You’ve made the commitment to get fit and live a healthier life. Now what? Aside from adjusting your diet to include more nutritious food and less junk, the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is sticking to a regimented exercise routine.

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Pasta Replacement Meal: Quinoa Lasagna

When trying to lose weight, carbohydrates may not be your best friend. Cutting back on carbs can be difficult, and can put a strain on your relationship with pasta. Don’t despair, lasagna lovers—quinoa, a popular whole grain super-food, is a delicious and nutritious substitute.

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