Understand the risks of electronic cigarettes

As electronic cigarette sales have grown nationwide during the past year, there is heightened interest in their health risks compared to traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products designed to turn nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor, simulating the act of tobacco smoking. Continue reading

Studies show smoking may increase risk of cervical cancer

The U.S. Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer may be widely known as a common disease in the United States. However, have you ever considered how early prevention and detection can help battle human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and cervical cancer? Continue reading

HFCS in manufactured food may lead to health issues, study says

Have you ever thought about your high blood sugar being linked to daily intake of soft drinks and processed foods? A study published in Metabolism May 2012 issue shows that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a sweetener commonly used in manufactured foods and beverages, may link to a variety of health issues such as diabetes and metabolic effects. Continue reading