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Much of the current research in colon cancer focuses on two areas. The first involves the genetic mutations in colon cancer cells that lead them to become malignant. Researchers are exploring how different mutations can direct treatment and prognosis. The second area of research involves invest
The risks associated with colon cancer screening vary based upon the test performed. For example, the risks of colonoscopy include an adverse reaction to the sedative used for the procedure, bleeding from any biopsy performed and a tear in the colon. These complications are rare, however.
To reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, talk with your primary care provider about colorectal cancer screening. This substantially lowers the risk for developing cancer. It should begin in all patients by age 50, and sooner in those with a family history of colon cancer or high-risk con
Whether working out at home or at a gym, success is more easily achieved when a person is able to be consistent with an exercise program, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. When weight lifting at home, options include free weights, band exercises, workout videos, plyometri
A child can begin weight training at the onset of puberty (traditionally 13 to 14 years of age), says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. When a child begins weight training the key is to focus on technique and not on the amount of weight lifted. Light weights and body weight exercis
No one is too old to lift weights, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. There is no specific age that’s too old for weight training as long as the person has cleared the program with his or her healthcare provider first. For older people, weight lifting can help improve bone dens
To begin a weight training program, first discuss any kind of exercise routine with your primary care provider, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. Then, consider making an appointment with a personal trainer or fitness expert. These professionals will show you proper wei
Weight training not only builds muscle, it may help prevent disease, improve mood and aid in losing weight, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. Other benefits of weight training include: Increasing overall strength. Weight training improves a person’s ability to perform taxing
It is possible for atrial fibrillation (AFib) to go away on its own, but whether or not AFib will resolve on its own depends on the cause. Most of the time, AFib gets worse over time, with episodes becoming more frequent and lasting longer. When AFib is associated with acute stress such as an infect
Atrial fibrillation isn’t necessarily dangerous, but if ignored, it can put someone at risk for stroke. In addition to causing symptoms such as weakness or tiredness, if heart rate is not controlled, atrial fibrillation can also make the heart weak, which is called cardiomyopathy.
If you suspect you have atrial fibrillation (AFib) you should see your regular doctor and discuss your concern with him or her. If an arrhythmia is not evident on an electrocardiogram (EKG), your doctor may recommend long-term monitoring, such as with a Holter or event monitor to confirm the diagnos