Article & Blog Archive for December 2019

A Breast Imaging Primer: Mammos and Sonos and MR’s, Oh My!

Breast Ultrasounds, MRIs, and Mammograms

Thanks to energetic yearly awareness campaigns and the resilient breast cancer survivors sharing their stories of early detection, most women of screening age know this mantra by heart: get your mammogram every year, once a year.

New Year’s Resolutions Success Tips

Healthy New Year

New Years is a time for making new habits and changes to better yourself and your health. However, many fall short or don’t follow through with their goals. The first step to be successful in your New Year’s resolutions is to set attainable goals.

The Importance of Eating an Apple a Day

Apple Roses

Eating apples has health benefits, including preventing chronic diseases, lowering cholesterol, improving digestion, reducing the risk of some cancers, and inducing beneficial bacteria in the colon. Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

New Year’s Resolutions: Staying Active

New Years Resolutions

Being more physically active is one of the top five most common New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to get in shape for vanity or for health, you should know that exercise can reduce your risk of chronic diseases as well as some cancers.

Brussels Sprouts: A Colorful and Nutritious Side Dish

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a great source of many different vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, K, B6, fiber, and folate. They make for a colorful and nutritious side dish to add to any holiday meal. This bulletin contains a recipe for a Walnut Brussels Sprout salad.

Grapefruit: A Tangy Addition to Winter Meals

Grapefruit salad

Grapefruit is an abundant winter fruit in Florida and whether grilled, baked, juiced, or eaten raw, it adds a tangy zest to any meal. It also is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. This week’s bulletin includes a tasty grapefruit salad.

‘Scanxiety’ and other Post Cancer Treatment Realities

Scanxiety

For many cancer survivors, it seems cancer is never really over. The fear of recurrence can make follow-up visits and routine examinations events to dread. Even when the diagnosis is in the distant past, survivors still worry cancer will one day return. While a certain degree of anxiety is perfectly normal, I always encourage patients to look for ways to reduce these negative emotions so they can better manage their health.

Zucchini: The Versatile Vegetable

Zucchini

Zucchinis are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and manganese. It is a versatile vegetable that has many health benefits and can even be used in place of pasta.