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In 2015 the American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 93,000 new colon cancer cases. Individuals over the age of 50 are at the highest risk of being affected. The good news is over the past 20 years, the death toll for colon cancer has significantly dropped due to technological advancements and early detection- highlighting the importance of regular screenings. According to Dr. Cary Gentry, Colon & Rectal Specialists, “Ninety percent of patients can be cured if colon cancer is discovered in the early stages- so the earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome.” Take charge of your colon heath with the following information and tips. Signs of Colon Cancer Knowing your body is essential. If you experience any of the following symptoms you should make an appointment with your physician: Significant changes in bowel habits regarding consistency or frequency Abdominal cramping and bloating Unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue Possible light or dark blood in the stool Rectal bleeding Prevention Individuals between the ages of 50 and 75 should get yearly screenings. Here are several ways to lower the risk of colon cancer: Diet: Along with your physician, create an eating regimen that will allow you to maintain a healthy weight. Be sure to consume lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. This not only helps reduce the risk of colon cancer, but helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle Exercise: Speak with your doctor about what exercise program you can participate in to reduce your risk of colon cancer. Obesity has been closely linked with higher risk of colon cancer. Calcium and Vitamin D: Synergistically, they have been proven to reduce […]
If it’s always been a dream of yours to see the USA in your Chevrolet — or Toyota or Nissan or Ford — having a family that lives far away might give you the opportunity to do just that. But unlike a day running errands or even an overnight vacation in a nearby town, planning a cross-country road trip to see your grandbabies involves some serious pre-planning. If your loved ones live in Portland and you’re bound and determined to drive to see them from Phoenix, Dallas or Baton Rouge, the following tips will get you and your car ready to go: Step 1: Plan Your Route Invest in a detailed U.S. road atlas and look at all possible routes between your home and your family’s place. While certain routes will be more direct — for example, traveling up I-5 into Oregon — there are other, possibly more scenic routes that you can take instead, such as cutting across Nevada rather than simply motoring up California. Once you have your route planned, you can use Google Maps to help you determine the driving distance and timing. AAA also has a trip planning feature called TripTik that may helpful. Step 2: Make Reservations Once you make your itinerary and have a good idea of where you’ll be stopping each night, make reservations at hotels or motels. While it can be fun to play it by ear and decide along the way, it can also be stressful to be really tired and unable to find a place with vacancies. If you belong to an auto club you can get trip booklets with recommendations about nice lodging options, […]