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Conditions That Can Cause Cancer

February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Live Well, Work Well

2 Chronic Conditions That Can Cause Cancer

New research suggests that nearly 6 percent of cancers (792,600 cancer cases) can be at least partly attributed to obesity and diabetes. The study, which was published online on The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology website, states that diabetes and a high body mass index (greater than 25) are both associated with a higher risk of certain cancers and are increasing in prevalence.

Fortunately, Type 2 diabetes and obesity can be prevented with proper lifestyle changes, which include the following:

  • Avoiding tobacco
  • Exercising regularly
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a healthy diet and limiting your intake of unhealthy foods
  • Managing your stress
  • Regularly checking your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Visiting your doctor for routine preventive care

Implementing the above prevention tips can help you remain healthy and avoid developing chronic conditions like obesity and Type 2 diabetes, which, in turn, can help lower your risk of certain cancers. For more information, please review the full-text version of the study.

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Know Your Insurance

February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Insurance Discount Strategies

Life Events that Affect Your Insurance Needs

As we age and reach different milestones in our lives, our insurance needs change. In order to ensure adequate coverage, contact your insurance […] Continue Reading…

Good Student Discount

February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Insurance Discount Strategies

Snapchat “SNAP MAP” Safety

February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Personal Tips, Trips & Traps

Valentine’s Day Facts and Statistics

February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in U-Tube

February 2018 Festivals and Events

February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Spotlight on the Community

The Washington, DC area and its surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to […] Continue Reading…

Prevent Frostbite

January 4th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Family Health & Safety

Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim

January 4th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Personal Tips, Trips & Traps

Accidents and natural disasters can strike without warning, causing costly damage to your home, vehicles and personal belongings. When this happens, you will have to file an insurance claim […] Continue Reading…

Winter Sports Safety Tips

January 4th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Live Well, Work Well

The cold, crisp air and breathtaking views are just a few of the simple joys associated with winter sports. To ensure that your skiing or snowboarding excursions remain safe, […] Continue Reading…