What Men Should Know About Their Prostate

It’s estimated that the U.S. will have close to 238,000 new cases and 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2013.

The causes of prostate cancer are not well understood but it is known that genetics, race, smoking, obesity and old age are factors that influence prostate cancer. Men with a first degree relative that had prostate cancer have eight times higher the risk of developing prostate cancer and it may occur in a  younger age.

What is the prostate?

"10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight" from VeryWell.com

Want to know why you're not losing weight? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.

1. You're Not Exercising

The one thing that's so hard about exercise and weight loss is this: It's hard to burn enough calories with exercise to make a serious dent in your weight. In fact, the workouts that are most effective for weight loss are the hardest ones:  High intensity interval training, tabata training or metabolic conditioning.

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

When you’re told that you have skin cancer, it’s natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. The main risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to sunlight (UV radiation), but there are also other risk factors. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease.

People with certain  risk factors are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Some risk factors vary for the different types of skin cancer.

"What Is Metabolism and How Do I Change It?" from VeryWell.com

Want to know more about what metabolism is and how to change it? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.

Metabolism is a combination of biochemical processes that your body uses to convert food into energy. These metabolic processes include breathing, eating and digesting food, the delivery of nutrients to your cells through the blood, the use of energy by your muscles, nerves and cells, and finally the elimination of waste products from your body.

Seasonal Allergy Treatments for Children

Millions of people suffer from allergies, including many children. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

Hay fever is triggered by breathing in allergens, like pollen. Sneezing and nasal congestion are some of the most common symptoms, but your symptoms can vary depending on the types of plants that grow where you live.

Allergy Medicine for Children

"Will Eating Nuts Make Me Gain Weight?" from VeryWell.com

Are nuts too high in calories? Find out by reading the article below from VeryWell.com

Nuts are a nutritious component of a healthy diet, and they've also been shown to contribute to greater longevity.   But because they contain a relatively high amount of fat, many people worry that they'll gain weight if they eat nuts.  Is this true?

Answer:  As long as you confine your nut consumption to an ounce (28g) or so each day, you are unlikely to gain weight from the nuts alone, according to a 2008 article published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Be Prepared for Summer Fun

As the days get warmer, more people are excited to spend more of their time in the great outdoors. This increase in outdoor activity results in an increase in emergency visits at most hospitals.

Getting outside and into the water is a fun activity for children and adults, and it provides a great source of physical activity. When you are out with your family swimming and splashing around in the neighborhood pool or community lake, take simple steps to ensure everyone is safe.

Make sure to keep an eye on your kids at all times in the water.

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