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Health Matters: National Colon Cancer Screening Day

Today is National Colon Cancer Screening Day and doctors want people to know more about the disease. Colon cancer is the third deadliest form of cancer. But when it’s caught early patients have a ninety percent chance of survival. Many patients avoid talking about screening for this disease with their doctor. And gastroenterologist Dr. Arnold Levy explains his theory on why there’s a fear. To find out more about colon cancer visit...

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Health Matters: Resolution Reboot

It’s February, and many of you may be one month into your healthy New Year’s Resolutions. Well, FOX2 has a few health tips to help you keep your fitness and health related goals strong all month long. The first is Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drinking water before and after each meal has been shown to increase weight loss. Reach for water instead of caffeinated or added sugar beverages like energy drinks and sodas. Daily Water Recommendations Women: 91 ounces Men: 125 ounces *Source: Institute of Medicine The Institute of Medicine recommends men drink 3.7 liters which is 125 ounces of...

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A new study published in today’s world health organization bulletin believes the U.S. government has the power to slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic by regulating the fast food industry. The study says that long term health issues such as diabetes and heart diseases could all be prevented if the government took a firmer stance on fast food restaurants. But how do you regulate fast food? Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell explains. “I think it’s going to be very difficult all the way around. I think that you may have to limit some of the additives, some of...

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