Sugar: Does it cause cancer?

Does sugar feed cancer? Not exactly. There is no current evidence that shows a direct link between sugar intake and cancer growth! But, here’s what we do know: A diet high in simple or added sugar increases our risk for diabetes, which is linked to an increased risk for cancer Excess body weight can also…
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Hit the slopes safely this season

Skiing and snowboarding trips are something many people and families look forward to over the holidays and during the winter months. But for most it’s not a year-round hobby, so people may overestimate their abilities, and instead of speeding gracefully down the slopes like stars Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn, they can end up more…
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Why can’t I visit a baby in the NICU?

Throughout late fall, winter and early spring, the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) in the hospital is often limited to parents and grandparents. Brothers and sisters may be eager to meet their new best friend, but this time of year is RSV season, which can be life threatening to our tiniest patients. Respiratory Syncytial Virus,…
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Diabetes: Know, assist and prevent

November is the month our nation brings to light awareness of diabetes. In Kentucky alone, diabetes affects 13.1 percent of our state’s population. Also, it is estimated that 275,000 Kentuckians are diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition in which the blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal but not yet high enough to meet the guidelines…
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Nine steps for a healthier office potluck

Office potluck meals can bring fun into the workday! With some planning, they can be delicious and healthy at the same time. Here are suggestions to have a good meal while still watching your waist line: Pick your theme- have a signup sheet that lists foods you want people to bring. Here’s an example of…
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