Cycling is somewhat like walking in that it’s always a great outdoor activity, but whether or not it qualifies as a workout depends entirely on how you do it. A quick ride around the neighborhood with the kids can be a great family outing, but it won’t burn the calories necessary for weight loss unless [...]
A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that colonoscopy risks may outweigh the benefits for some patients over the age of 85. Elderly patients with a medical history of stroke, diabetes, heart failure and atrial fibrillation are encouraged to consider alternatives such as the fecal occult blood test. These less invasive [...]
Whether you are training for an upcoming Get Your Rear In Gear event or hitting the pavement as part of a regular exercise regime, here are a few guidelines that will help keep you safe while you get fit. 1. Find a safe place to run. Most states have laws or ordinances designating an appropriate [...]
A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that important test results including cholesterol blood work, mammograms, Pap smears and screening tests for colon cancer are not always shared with patients. According to an Associated Press report, “the first study of its kind finds doctors failed to inform patients of abnormal cancer [...]
Written by Lori Brunelle, Colchester, VT Paul was diahnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. He lived 2 yrs and 10 months with the diease and lost his life on March 12,2009 at age 42. He received treatment at FAHC-Burlington, VT His surviving family members: Wife-Norma Paquette-Schnabel, 9 yr old son-Jerrett, Step Children- Mindy & Bobby Jennings, Mother- Blanche Couture, Father-Edward & Carol (spouse) [...]
As Minnesotans wait to hear if Governor Tim Pawlenty’s unallotment process will affect the Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, colon cancer advocates in Vermont are celebrating news that they have become the 27th state to mandate insurance coverage for the full range of colorectal cancer screenings. Governor Jim Douglas signed the legislation on May 29th, 2009. [...]
Many people feared the end of the world as we know it would occur at the Millennium. Massive power outages, computer network crashes, natural disasters, geopolitical crises and other mortal blows to humankind were all predicted; yet none came to pass. Except for me.
President Obama held a town hall meeting today in Green Bay, Wisconsin to kick off his campaign for health care reform. According to an Associated Press report, the president plans to spend $1.5 trillion over the next decade to provide health care coverage to uninsured Americans. Obama referenced the success of health care initiatives in Wisconsin as he discussed his hopes for a national overhaul of the health care system.
We are sad to pass on the news that Sara lost her battle with cancer on November 4th, 2009 @ 10:20 p.m. Her husband left this message on Caring Bridge: Devoted and beloved friends, I’m so sorry to write…that our dear Sara passed away last evening at approximately 10:20 pm. She was surrounded by her [...]
Cardiovascular fitness is not affected by cancer treatment, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. These findings come as a result of research conducted at a physician-directed fitness clinic for cancer survivors. Priscilla Furth, MD and Jennifer LeMoine, PhD, who co-authored the study, tested 49 women with a range of diagnoses and who had undergone [...]