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Many of us associate the risk of heart attacks and strokes with people over the age of 65. However, you might be surprised to learn 10 percent of first-time heart attacks occur in individuals under age 50. Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, discusses the shocking statistics.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Cooper Clinic radiologist and breast imaging subspecialist R. Vance Dell, MD, discusses when women should begin undergoing annual mammograms and how 3D mammography can help with early detection and diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s disease impacts more than 5 million Americans. While there is no cure, there are things you can do to lower your risk of developing the disease. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper offers seven suggestions to help you maintain a healthy mind.
We all try to eat healthy and exercise most days of the week, but do you encourage your coworkers to do the same? Cooper Clinic's Dr. Riva Rahl discusses the importance of becoming a wellness leader in the workplace.
How many hours do you sit a day? S. Michael Clark, MD, Preventive Medicine Physician at Cooper Clinic discusses why it's important to move every day, even if just for two minutes.
Despite everything we know about protecting our skin against UV radiation, skin cancer diagnosis continues to soar. Cooper Clinic Dermatology Director Dr. Rick Wilson discusses possible reasons why.
Colon and rectal cancer rates are rising among young and middle-aged Americans while they continue to decline for adults 55+. Cooper Clinic Gastroenterologist Abram Eisenstein, MD, discusses the concern.
Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, discusses sedentary behavior and current research on the potential health risks of sitting too much.
Setting health-conscious New Year's resolutions is a popular practice, but keeping the resolutions can be challenging. Dr. Cooper offers his advice for focusing on health and wellness as a lifelong journey, not as a January-only to-do list.
Cooper Clinic's Nina Radford, MD, chimes in on one of the most popular gifts this holiday season - fitness trackers and wearable technology. Can they benefit overall health? What should you consider when purchasing one? What are the most important features? Learn more about the medical point of view before purchasing.
An increased number of people are dealing with insulin and blood sugar problems. As a result, healthcare costs are rising along with complications resulting from diabetes. Cooper Clinic’s Camron E. Nelson, MD explains diabetes basics and the significant risks associated with the disease.
In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics, explains the childhood obesity epidemic and what must be done to reverse it.
Maintaining a high level of physical fitness is important to overall health, especially as you age, and can be adjusted to help meet your individual needs.
Americans continue to gain weight. When it comes time to lose the extra pounds, what factors truly matter? Cooper Clinic's Camron Nelson, MD, explains the weight loss process.
Just one bad sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer, and tanning can lead to premature aging. Cooper Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Helen Kaporis explains the importance of annual skin cancer screenings and how to soothe a sunburn.
Vaccinations play an important role in public health, as they are some of the safest and most primary forms of prevention available. Michele A. Kettles, MD, MSPH explains.
When it comes to behavior change, finding your motivation factor and setting realistic goals are keys to success. Dr. Tyler Cooper, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics, explains.
New research suggests that the cardiovascular benefits of healthy diets may be determined by more than what is in the food when we put it on our plate. Those health benefits may also be determined by how our gut metabolizes those foods. Cooper Clinic’s Dr. Nina Radford explains.
To take control of your health, you must first identify your health-related goals and then discuss them with your physician. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Emily Hebert, MD, gives tips for starting small to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Workplace stress can cause various health issues that can keep you from living a balanced, well-rounded life. Dr. Tyler Cooper, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics, explains why professional wellness should be a top priority for both employers and employees.
Ovarian cancer is the number one cancer-related cause of death in the United States. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Dr. Emily Hebert discusses diagnosing the disease and how women can be vigilant of their own bodies and family history.
Early detection is key when it comes to diagnosing, treating and surviving breast cancer. Cooper Clinic's Vance Dell, MD, explains the importance of mammograms as a necessary preventive measure.
Does the flu shot actually give you the flu? Do I need to get a flu shot as a healthy and active adult? Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Dr. Emily Hebert answers questions as flu season approaches.
According to the CDC, the number of obese children in America has more than quadrupled in the last 30 years. Dr. Cooper explains how we must act now to curb this issue.
What kinds of weight loss goals and expectations should you set for yourself, and how can you begin your weight loss plan? Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services explains.
Rick Salewske once weighed more than 530 pounds. Today, he’s down 300 pounds, continues to live a healthy lifestyle and is working to motivate others to do the same.
Being fit and active can greatly affect a man’s risk of getting cancer and dying from cancer later in life. Continue reading to learn more.
Cooper Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Rick Wilson explains how the skin, your body’s largest organ, is affected both positively and negatively by the food and drink you consume every day.
What bad beauty habits do you have that might be damaging your skin? Cooper Clinic’s Dr. Helen Kaporis explains some of the most common beauty habits and how to break them.
A DEXA scan, historically used for bone density scanning, is also an accurate way to measure body composition. Learn about this simple, yet advanced technology.
Metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that increases one’s risk of premature death due to heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Increasing muscle mass with strength training can improve these risk factors.
Confession time: do you have some bad habits you need to break? Those habits could be holding you back from a happier, healthier you.
If you’re seeing a dermatologist for the first time as part of a preventive exam or out of concern from a self-check, know what to expect with tips from Cooper Clinic Dermatology.
When it comes to heart health and fitness, there’s one number you should know—VO2 max. Do you know your VO2 max? Find out what it is and why it’s important.
We drive more and walk less and huge portion sizes have become the norm. Our sedentary lifestyles and deficient diets are slowly killing us and Dr. Tyler Cooper suggests small adjustments to improve your health.
Are you addicted to caffeine? While it has some benefits, drinking too much caffeine may also have a negative effect on your health. Learn more about the pros and cons of caffeine and just how much is safe to consume daily.
Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get more fit and live a healthier lifestyle? Keep an eye on these health and fitness trends to help you along the way.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and is often the result of a combination of contributing health conditions. That combination of health conditions is known as metabolic syndrome.
The holiday season is a favorite time of year for many. No matter how much you look forward to the parties, festivals and family gatherings, they may have a negative impact on your sleep. Read on for tips to rest well during the holidays.
Studies have shown a possible connection between depression and heart disease. Are people who suffer from depression more likely to develop heart disease? Get the facts from Cooper Clinic Cardiologist.
How much time do you spend at your desk every day? Taking a few minutes to step away from your workstation can positively impact your health, your stress level and even your productivity.
If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, you may have been asked to participant in a clinical trial. Knowledge is power! Learn about the benefits of cancer clinical trials from The Cooper Institute.
Trying to lose weight but not succeeding? It may be because you’ve fallen prey to one of many common myths regarding weight gain and weight loss.
Think you exercise well and aren’t at risk of injury due to muscle weakness or imbalance? Take the Functional Fitness Assessment to see just how balanced your body really is.
The options for preventive health screenings are seemingly endless. Do you know which tests are recommended? Find out which screenings Cooper Clinic physicians recommend for men and women.
A sedentary lifestyle can negatively affect your heart health. But does having a desk job really mean you’re more prone to heart disease?
Summertime can wreak havoc on your skin. From sunburn to bug bites and dry skin, find out how to take care of your skin this summer.
Many studies point to a connection between dehydration and memory loss, but what are the real implications of dehydration on the brain?
Did you know you could be at risk of developing lung cancer even if you’ve never picked up a cigarette? Cooper Clinic’s Dr. Nina Radford explains risks of lung cancer for non-smokers and the new lung cancer screening recommendations.
Thyroid cancer is on the rise, but why? Find out what Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper thinks about the increased incidence of thyroid cancer.