Skin Cancer: Preventative Steps You Can Take

By Lance Madigan
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with more than a million new cases of skin cancer occurring each year, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths primarily from melanoma. And in Utah, your risk of getting skin cancer is even greater – the incident rate of melanoma of the skin (the most dangerous form of skin cancer) is the highest in the country. The rates of dying from melanoma (the total number of deaths compared to population) is also highest in Utah*.

Are You Shaped More Like a Pear or An Apple? New Study Finds Body Shape May Predict Heart Disease Risk

By Molly Araktingi
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One in three people will have cardiovascular disease in their lifetime, and about a third of them will die from a heart attack or similar malfunction before their heart disease is diagnosed. This is a scary statistic to think about. However, a new study has shown that people who have type one or two diabetes who gain weight in their abdomen, or have an apple-shaped body, could be at a higher risk of developing heart disease. 

The Link Between Depression and Your Heart Health: New Study Finds Treating Depression Helps Your Heart

By Steven Tew
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Unlike some illnesses, depression is no respecter of persons, nationality or age.
 
It affects the old and young, the strong and weak, the outgoing and shy, and as more and more people of influence speak out about the severity and reality of mental illness, depression is becoming a major topic throughout the world today.

Keeping Your Brain Healthy As You Age

By Brad Gillman
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There are many health-related issues that occur through aging. The body and mind begin to break down and slow down. You may feel physical changes in your bones, muscles, and heart while changes in your brain’s function, such as memory loss and motor skills, might be more subtle.

Yet there are steps you can take to help slow the toll and keep your brain healthy and alert.