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Myth or Fact? - Colorectal Screenings

Simple screenings are the key to preventing diseases like colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Americans. A colorectal screening can not only detect the presence of cancer, it may even prevent it from forming. Because it can detect polyps — growths that your doctor will remove before they turn into cancer. This Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, test your knowledge to make sure you understand some essential facts about this important preventive method.

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Staying Healthy Tips

Recipe

Recipe of the Month: Herb-scented Quinoa with Swiss Chard

Hard to believe that the sagebrush, known as tumbleweed from all those old cowboy movies, is a relative of the now highly regarded quinoa plant, found in the high Andes mountains for thousands of years. These chewy seeds are called one of the “superfoods”, a gluten-free marvel with lots of protein, fiber and calcium.

Maintain proper hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Sit in a quiet spot, enjoy music and focus on your breathing. This moment of meditation can help quiet your mind and calm nerves you may have.

A sneaky way to increase the amount of water you consume is by eating water-rich foods such as cucumber, watermelon, zucchini and grapefruit.