Health News You Can Use
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Processed Meat & Cancer: Is It Worth the Risk?
No matter how delicious you think bacon and sausage are, there’s no denying that they’re simply not healthy. Bacon, sausage and other processed meats tend to be high in sodium, fat and preservatives.
It’s these nutritional facts about processed meats that have linked them with an increased risk of obesity and other serious health conditions such as high cholesterol and heart disease. However, there’s also a growing body of evidence linking processed meat with an even more serious health problem. - Read More
6 Facts About Hernias
If you’ve never had a hernia before, you may not know exactly what they are or think of it as just another type of muscle pull. But they’re a bit more serious than that.
“In simplest terms, a hernia is a hole in the muscle layer. Through that hole, tissue that belongs in the abdomen can bulge through,” said Dr. William Bothwell, a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in hernia repairs at Abington-Lansdale Hospital. - Read More
Lose Weight the Healthy Way With 6 Steps
Many people who want or need to lose weight look to the New Year as the perfect time to cut out junk food and incorporate more healthy habits into their everyday lives. Unfortunately, many New Year’s resolutions fail when people try to do too much too fast or simply don’t have a plan on how to accomplish their weight-loss goals. - Read More