Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Jean Ziegenhorn / March 11, 2019

In addition to being National Nutrition Month, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC, of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with more than 50,000 people succumbing to the disease each year. Similar to mammograms for breast…

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Vitamin D Deficiency

By Jean Ziegenhorn / February 11, 2019

If you live 37 (or more) degrees north of the Equator, you experience such little sunlight that your body can’t synthesize adequate vitamin D from sun exposure alone. That includes anyone north of Atlanta! This isn’t necessarily a bad thing- the American Academy of Dermatology recommends against getting vitamin D from sun exposure given the…

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