Alcohol and Tobacco Use: Diabetes Risk Factors Increasing in Prevalence

Despite continuous therapeutic innovations and management strategies, diabetes remains a major public health concern affecting an estimated 34 million Americans with an ever-increasing prevalence. Of the factors known to influence diabetes risk and development, tobacco use is an established cause of type 2 diabetes and there is a growing consensus that alcohol use contributes to the […]

Heart Health Month: Sleep Disorders and Atrial Fibrillation 

Lifestyle factors and their modifications have long been established as critical elements for the successful prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease. In addition to dietary habits and physical activity levels, sleep patterns are also a key behavior to consider in interventions. Sleep-disordered breathing, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders are known risk factors […]

The Benefits of Exercise for Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients

Although rates of new cases have steadily declined over the past two decades, colorectal cancer remains the third leading cause of death among all cancers in the United States. Rates of colorectal cancers are highest in African American men and women, and increase significantly after the age of 85. Currently, the overall five-year survival rate […]

Could Exercise Counter a Sedentary Lifestyle?

On average, Americans currently spend around 11 hours a day sitting and research suggests that only about 20% of adults are meeting physical activity guidelines. The trend toward increasingly sedentary lifestyles is becoming a significant public health issue, resulting in an estimated $24 billion in direct medical spending. Research has long shown that a sedentary lifestyle […]


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