Colorectal Cancer: Get the Facts, Know the Signs

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Mar 21, 2017 8:13:37 AM

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month so it's a great time to learn more about this deadly, but often preventable and treatable type of cancer. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States.

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Topics: health conditions, healthy living, health tips, observances & holidays, healthcare research, cancer prevention

The Fight Against Cancer

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 13, 2017 9:20:00 AM

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In just this year alone, approximately 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer. That’s a sobering statistic that translates to about 1,650 people per day. But there are steps you can take to prevent certain cancers, and the dangerous impact of some cancers can be lessened with proper screenings and early detection.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays

6 Steps Toward a Healthier 2017

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 20, 2016 2:30:54 PM

As you’ve been scrambling around getting shopping done, putting up decorations, and planning holiday dinners, the end of the year has been sneaking up on you. Don’t let all that planning and activity juggling get in the way of one of the most important things you can do for yourself before the year runs out: make your 2017 New Year’s Resolution List.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

What Did You Do for American Diabetes Month?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 30, 2016 4:31:51 PM

American Diabetes Month is coming to a close. The theme of this year's observance was very personal as the one in 11 Americans afflicted with diabetes were invited to share their stories about living with the disease through social media and #thisisdiabetes. There were stories of parents caring for children, individuals responding to a crisis, everyday management tips, images of healthy meals, and endless stories by loved ones who were champions for a grandmother or father or neighbor with the disease.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

A Snack That's Good for Your Brain? That's Nuts!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Literally. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E, which studies suggest could be linked to less decline in cognitive abilities. Additionally, nuts are packed with other great nutritional value, boasting vitamins, minerals, protein and heart-healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

The Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 21, 2016 8:15:25 AM

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. The sobering fact is about 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, preventive care, observances & holidays

4 Steps to Food Safety

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 29, 2016 8:41:22 AM

Even though America has one of the safest food supplies in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates roughly 48 million Americans get sick from a foodborne illness each year, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. While foodborne illnesses are common, the good news is we can do a lot to prevent them.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, diet, observances & holidays, recipes

Men's Health Week 2015

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Men's Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father's Day. This year's men's health week is celebrated from June 15th to June 21st. 

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Topics: family health, healthy living, observances & holidays

National Cancer Survivors Day 2015

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 7, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Today in June is National Cancer Survivors Day. This day is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. 

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, observances & holidays

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Today is the 22nd annual event of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This event is the nation's largest health promotion event for older adults. The theme for this year's event is "If You Keep Moving...You'll Keep Improving!"

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Topics: healthy living, fitness & exercise, observances & holidays

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