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Educating Young Women on Breast Cancer

Educating Young Women on Breast Cancer

Many young women are concerned with breast health and risk factors that may lead to the development of breast cancer. These concerns are understandable, as approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, there are many important things young women should know when it comes to breast cancer, the risks, and the importance of screenings.

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Take A Closer Look At How The Sun Affects Your Skin

Take A Closer Look At How The Sun Affects Your Skin

We are right in the middle of summertime, and that means sunny days and warm weather. People are outside in the sun with their skin exposed trying to soak up the rays. As they shed the layers of clothing, it often prompts people to take a closer look at their skin and what they should do to protect it and could do to improve it. Throughout the summer I am going to post a bit of advice on ways to protect and enhance your skin.

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Natural beauty… with a little help from our friends

Take a look at the photo above. Does one photo automatically make you think that person is happier, friendlier and even more beautiful? Did you have a check list you went through to determine which photo one was more attractive than the other? Our minds subconsciously recognize aspects of people’s faces and bodies that allow us to make the decision that something is considered beautiful. It is the eyes, mouth, cheekbones- all in the right proportions and balanced….natural.

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Your Health Matters: weight loss surgery options increase along with obesity rates

Your Health Matters: weight loss surgery options increase along with obesity rates

Our newest, FDA-approved weight loss surgery option, the gastric balloon, was featured on KCAU’s Your Health Matters segment this week.

To watch the video and read the story, click the link below:

http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/news/local-news/your-health-matters-weight-loss-surgery-options-increase-along-with-obesity-rates

To find out more about Weight Loss surgery, click here, or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars.

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Get a colonoscopy: KCAU’s Tim Seaman finds no reason to put it off

Get a colonoscopy: KCAU’s Tim Seaman finds no reason to put it off

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, and for those who are 50 and older, it’s a good time to have a conversation with your doctor about getting a colonoscopy.

For many, just the idea of a colonoscopy produces enough anxiety to keep them from having it done. But putting it off, even for just a year or two, could mean the difference between a simple procedure to remove small polyps and having to undergo serious treatment if a polyp progresses into cancer.

In a two-part series, KCAU’s Tim Seaman shares his personal experience with this potentially life-saving screening, and assures us all that there is no reason to avoid it.

In Part One, which you can find here, Seaman talks to his doctor about the procedure, and interviews a local barber who tells a cautionary tale about waiting too long to get screened for colon cancer.

Part Two, found here, follows Seaman as he sets up an appointment with Dr. Michalak and goes through with the entire procedure, including the “dreaded” prep. Throughout it all, he found no reason to avoid getting a colonoscopy, and encourages everyone who has been putting it off to start that conversation.

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