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Causes and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients

Causes and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients


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.

Defining Sedentary Behavior and Its Potential Health Risks

Defining Sedentary Behavior and Its Potential Health Risks


Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, discusses sedentary behavior and current research on the potential health risks of sitting too much.

Healthy Resolution Tips from the Father of Aerobics

Healthy Resolution Tips from the Father of Aerobics


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.

A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Wearable Technology

A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Wearable Technology


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.

Prevention and Proper Management of Diabetes

Prevention and Proper Management of Diabetes


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.

Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic


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.

The Role of Physical Fitness in Overall Health

The Role of Physical Fitness in Overall Health


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.

Nutrition, Exercise and Psyche Matter Most for Weight Loss

Nutrition, Exercise and Psyche Matter Most for Weight Loss


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.

Sun Protection and Prevention Can Decrease Risk of Skin Cancer

Sun Protection and Prevention Can Decrease Risk of Skin Cancer


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 are Safe and Effective Forms of Prevention

Vaccinations are Safe and Effective Forms of Prevention


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.

What's Your "Why?"

What's Your "Why?"


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.

Can Your Gut Impact Heart Health?

Can Your Gut Impact Heart Health?


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.

Small Steps to Take Control of Your Health

Small Steps to Take Control of Your Health


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.

Take Action on Executive Health

Take Action on Executive Health


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.

Understanding Ovarian Cancer

Understanding Ovarian Cancer


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.

Breast Cancer from the Inside Out

Breast Cancer from the Inside Out


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.

Got Flu Shots?

Got Flu Shots?


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.

Childhood Obesity is Killing America’s Children

Childhood Obesity is Killing America’s Children


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.

21 Healthy Habits to do in 30 Seconds or Less

21 Healthy Habits to do in 30 Seconds or Less


Cooper Clinic’s Dr. Riva Rahl lists 21 healthy habits that can be kick started in 30 seconds or less… and last a lifetime.

How to Kick Off Your Weight Loss Plan

How to Kick Off Your Weight Loss Plan


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.

How Diet and Exercise Improve Men's Fitness Levels, a Case Study

How Diet and Exercise Improve Men's Fitness Levels, a Case Study


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.

The Effect of Midlife Fitness on Heart Health and Cancer in Men

The Effect of Midlife Fitness on Heart Health and Cancer in Men


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.

Eating Your Way to Healthy Skin with Antioxidant Rich Fruits

Eating Your Way to Healthy Skin with Antioxidant Rich Fruits


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.

Avoid These Beauty Habits to Prevent Cancer and Early Aging

Avoid These Beauty Habits to Prevent Cancer and Early Aging


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.

Bone Density Scans Offered with Comprehensive Health Exam

Bone Density Scans Offered with Comprehensive Health Exam


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.

How Strength Training Can Help Combat Metabolic Syndrome

How Strength Training Can Help Combat Metabolic Syndrome


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.

How Breaking 7 Bad Health Habits Can Really Change Your Life

How Breaking 7 Bad Health Habits Can Really Change Your Life


Confession time: do you have some bad habits you need to break? Those habits could be holding you back from a happier, healthier you.

What to Expect on Your Initial Visit to the Dermatologist

What to Expect on Your Initial Visit to the Dermatologist


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.

Knowing Your VO2 Max Can Revolutionize Your Fitness Plan

Knowing Your VO2 Max Can Revolutionize Your Fitness Plan


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.

Making Adjustments to Improve Your Health Takes Small Steps

Making Adjustments to Improve Your Health Takes Small Steps


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.

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?


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.

Year-Round Fitness Trends to Help You Keep Your Healthy Resolution

Year-Round Fitness Trends to Help You Keep Your Healthy Resolution


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.

Managing Your Risks: Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease

Managing Your Risks: Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease


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.

Tips to Getting Quality Sleep That You Need During the Holidays

Tips to Getting Quality Sleep That You Need During the Holidays


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.

Depression's Worrying Link to Life-Threatening Heart Disease

Depression's Worrying Link to Life-Threatening Heart Disease


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.

Getting Away From Your Desk Reduces Stress & Increases Creativity

Getting Away From Your Desk Reduces Stress & Increases Creativity


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.

Clinical Trials Offer Hope and Treatment for Cancer Patients

Clinical Trials Offer Hope and Treatment for Cancer Patients


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.

Nutrition Expert Dispels 5 Myths About Weight Gain and Loss

Nutrition Expert Dispels 5 Myths About Weight Gain and Loss


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.

Assessing Your Mobility with the Functional Fitness Assessment

Assessing Your Mobility with the Functional Fitness Assessment


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.

How Annual Exams Can Be Powerful Wellness Tools

How Annual Exams Can Be Powerful Wellness Tools


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.

Cardiologist Weighs in On the Heart Dangers of Sitting Too Long

Cardiologist Weighs in On the Heart Dangers of Sitting Too Long


A sedentary lifestyle can negatively affect your heart health. But does having a desk job really mean you’re more prone to heart disease?

8 Expert Suggestions to Keep Your Skin Beautiful in Summer

8 Expert Suggestions to Keep Your Skin Beautiful in Summer


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.

Dehydration and Its Effects on Brain Health and Function

Dehydration and Its Effects on Brain Health and Function


Many studies point to a connection between dehydration and memory loss, but what are the real implications of dehydration on the brain?

Screening for Lung Cancer in Smokers and Non-Smokers

Screening for Lung Cancer in Smokers and Non-Smokers


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.

Are Doctors Overdiagnosing Thyroid Cancer? Maybe They Are.

Are Doctors Overdiagnosing Thyroid Cancer? Maybe They Are.


Thyroid cancer is on the rise, but why? Find out what Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper thinks about the increased incidence of thyroid cancer.

Myth or Fact? Balancing Acidic and Alkaline Foods for Your Stomach

Myth or Fact? Balancing Acidic and Alkaline Foods for Your Stomach


Are you worried about keeping your inner pH in check by balancing the acidic and alkaline foods you eat? If so, you may be wasting your time.

Cleaning Out the Physical and Mental Clutter in Your Life

Cleaning Out the Physical and Mental Clutter in Your Life


Do you have so much piled up in your home or so many activities crammed into your daily to-do list that you can’t see over the mountain of clutter? Get three tips for cleaning out the clutter in your home and in your life.

Identifying, Managing and Eliminating Stress in the Workplace

Identifying, Managing and Eliminating Stress in the Workplace


Stress in the workplace can take a toll on employees and employer’s health. And it costs businesses billions of dollars annually. How stressed is your work environment?

How to Select Shoes That Will Properly Protect Your Feet

How to Select Shoes That Will Properly Protect Your Feet


Deciding what shoes to wear is more than making a fashion statement. Choosing the right shoes could mean the difference between a painful and a pain-free day.

NEW Sunscreen Guide

NEW Sunscreen Guide


Summer is coming! You probably know wearing sunscreen is important, but do you know what SPF to use, how much sunscreen to put on or how often it should be reapplied? Prevent skin damage or skin cancer; review this sunscreen guide.

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