Low Patient Awareness Hinders Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 30 years after Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established, October has become synonymous with early breast cancer detection and treatment. Breast cancer mortality declined 39% in the U.S. from 1989-2015, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The incidence of breast cancer in men is rare compared to the incidence in women, with [...]

By |2019-10-23T14:30:06-06:00October 23rd, 2019|

The Mediterranean Diet: A Classic Diet That Packs a Big Punch

With countless diets competing for our attention, it can be hard to distinguish one diet from another, let alone know what healthful eating looks like. Believe it or not, one of the diets that promotes heart health and weight loss is also one of the oldest. What’s the Mediterranean Diet? From the depths of Italy [...]

By |2019-09-26T10:04:05-06:00September 26th, 2019|

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Old Gracefully

Watching the number of candles on the birthday cake multiply each year isn’t easy. Getting older may bring new challenges, but it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits that can help you grow old gracefully. Three Meritas Health doctors share what works, whether you’re 25 or 75. Keep Moving “Patients always ask me for [...]

By |2019-09-30T11:29:07-06:00September 4th, 2019|

Men’s Health: Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

Your ears, lips and nose are the biggest problem areas when it comes to skin cancer, especially in men over the age of 50. The reasons? Damaging sun exposure and lack of preventive screenings. The Problem By age 70, one in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer. And while men and women [...]

By |2019-07-30T11:12:55-06:00July 29th, 2019|

Summer Break Safety

Summer is all about fun in the sun … until someone gets hurt. Keep your kiddos safer this summer by brushing up on playground slide safety tips, the warning signs of dehydration and the best defense against bug bites. Aaron M. Mayer, DO, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, offers his advice. Slide Safely Sliding [...]

By |2019-07-03T08:00:21-06:00July 3rd, 2019|

Berries: The Original Sweet Treats

July is a wonderful time to celebrate all things berry, and is known as National Berry Month. Not only are berries delicious, but they are packed full of nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals (components in plants that have antioxidant properties that may help prevent inflammation). Berries are also low in calories and are [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:32:53-06:00June 30th, 2019|
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