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:
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or are a family member, friend, or caregiver to someone who has been diagnosed, this terrible disease can impact everyone. But there is hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and follow-up care, cancer survivors are living longer after diagnosis.
More than 31,000 Delaware adults have been diagnosed with heart disease.
The holidays can be the happiest time of year — and the unhealthiest. You can still have fun and stay healthy at the same time by following these 10 healthy holiday tips.
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.