Stevia, More Than Just a Sweetener

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

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March 20, 2019


What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide and form a cancerous tumor. The colon and rectum are part of the body’s digestive system.

Colon Cancer Screening

Did you know that if colorectal cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat? There is no single cause of colon cancer. Nearly all colon cancers begin as noncancerous (benign) polyps, which slowly develop into cancer.

Colon cancer screening can detect polyps and early cancers in the large intestine so that they can be treated before cancer develops or spreads. Regular screenings may reduce the risk for death and complications caused by colorectal cancer. Experts recommend that most people start screening for colorectal cancer at the age of 50 or earlier if you have a family history of the disease.

Stevia, More Than Just a Sweetener

Stevia is a bushy shrub that is native to northeast Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. It is probably best known as a source of natural sweeteners used in foods. Researchers have also evaluated the effect of chemicals in stevia for medicinal purposes, however, results have been mixed. Learn more about stevia.

Managing Tension Headaches at Home

Tension headache is a common type of headache. It can occur at any age, but it is most common in teens and adults. A tension headache occurs when neck and scalp muscles become tense, or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, a head injury, or anxiety. Learn what you can do to treat a tension headache at home.

The Rites of Spring, Pollen and Hay Fever

In the spring and summer, trees, weeds, and grasses release tiny pollen grains into the air. Some of the pollen ends up in your nose and throat. This can trigger a type of allergy called hay fever.

Symptoms can include:

  • Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose
  • Coughing and postnasal drip
  • Itching eyes, nose, and throat
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes

Spring Green Salad

Welcome spring with this Spring Green Salad as a healthy lunch or side dish.

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