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Archive for November, 2012

Life Line Screening’s Mo-Growing Efforts Contribute to Men’s Health

November 30, 2012

Throughout the past month, a few members of the Life Line Screening UK team joined the crusade to grow moustaches and raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Now that November is almost over, the mo-growing efforts of these employees can be applauded and shaving can begin.

Prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, is the primary focus of the Movember campaign. By growing moustaches, Mo Bros become walking, talking billboards for the cause. Mo Sistas can also contribute to the cause by helping to raise funds.

The five employees from Life Line Screening’s head office in Worthing, West Sussex in the UK can be proud to contribute approximately £200 to the cause.

 Life Line Screening UK’s Mo-Growing Efforts Contribute to Men’s Health

The Life Line Screening UK Movember team members pictured above are (L-R) Jack, Gareth, Dan, Helen and Rowan.

Life Line Screening is proud to support men’s health awareness and prevention not just during November, but year round. Learn more about keeping your body strong and maintaining a proactive approach to your own health today.




Foods that Lower Prostate Cancer Risk, Soft Drinks and Prostate Cancer, 2012 Prostate Cancer Findings

November 30, 2012



Today marks the last day of Movember, a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. We’ve decided to end the month with a bang and focus on some major prostate cancer headlines you should be aware of.

 

Foods that Lower Prostate Cancer RiskTop Foods that Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A healthy diet is a given when it comes to promoting health, no matter what condition you’re trying to avoid. With prostate cancer prevention, certain foods have been found to lower risk of developing the disease.

This Fox News article lists the top foods that prevent prostate cancer, how they help lower risk and how you should prepare them. Tomatoes are listed as the first prostate cancer-fighting food. Why? Former studies have shown a link between the vitamins and antioxidants in tomatoes and a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Further studies on tomatoes and prostate cancer are ongoing.

To read about the rest of the top foods for lowering risk of prostate cancer, view this link: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/04/anti-prostate-cancer-foods/

 

Study: Drinking Soda Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Previous studies have linked drinking large amounts of soft drinks can raise a person’s chances of becoming obese. One new study found that the fizzy drinks can also raise prostate cancer risk.

“Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent,” said Isabel Drake, a PhD student at Lund University. The study’s findings will be published in the upcoming edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 

Discover more information about these study results linking soft drinks to prostate cancer here: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/soda-day-raises-man-risk-prostate-cancer-article-1.1208695?localLinksEnabled=false

 

10 Biggest Prostate Cancer Findings in 2012 

With the focus of November primarily on men’s health, it’s no surprise that prostate cancer has been making headlines. With all this talk about raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer research, what can we say we’ve accomplished?

Every year, the United States makes progress when it comes to understanding prostate cancer, the second leading cancer killer of American men. This article by the Huffington Post goes through the 10 biggest prostate cancer findings of 2012. Did you know that one study showed working a night shift could raise a man’s risk of developing the disease?

Discover more findings here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/prostate-cancer-research-findings-studies-2012_n_2094685.html#slide=1738510

 

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Foods for Bone Health, Aging and Heart Disease, Importance of Diabetes Education

November 23, 2012

 

Foods for Bone Health | Life Line ScreeningBest Bone-Healthy Foods

Osteoporosis affects both men and women all over the world. The International Osteoporosis Foundation states that among women over the age of 50, 1 in 3 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. That number is 1 in 5 for men over age 50. For those at risk for osteoporosis, making healthy lifestyle choices like eating right can drastically improve your chances of avoiding the disease.

Some foods, like yogurt, milk, cheese, eggs, salmon and more are especially beneficial for building and maintaining a strong structure through bone mass. Specifically, adults over age 50 should be consuming a minimum of 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day.

Explore more foods that promote bone health along with tips to lower your osteoporosis risk here: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20365458,00.html

 

Could Signs of Aging Mean Heart Trouble?

If you look in the mirror and see creases near your ear lobes, bumpy deposits on your eyelids, a receding hairline or baldness, it might be more than just signs of aging. Compared to younger-looking people of the same age, these signs are linked to increased risk of heart disease.

According to researchers of one study, looking older for your age marks poor cardiovascular health. Among participants, those with 3 out of 4 of the aging signs listed above had a 57 percent greater risk for heart attack. However, gray hair and wrinkles on the face did not align with increased heart risks.

Being aware of the state of your health can provide valuable peace of mind and identify risk of heart disease before it leads to devastating consequences. Learn more about the benefits of a preventive health screening today.

To read more about this fascinating study, view this link: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/10/health/premature-aging-heart-risk/

 

The Importance of a Diabetes Education

November is National Diabetes Month, and the National Institute of Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control to promote awareness and education surrounding diabetes. The two organizations are targeting the 79 million people who are pre-diabetic through education programs. These programs strive to teach the importance of understanding diabetes and ways to control it by lowering risk factors like weight gain and sedentary lifestyles.

“We’re looking at the myths surrounding diabetes,” said Dr. Corinn Sadler, endocrinologist with Banner Health Endocrinology Clinic and guest speaker at one of the education events. “Our focus is to help people become aware of the risk factors, the complications and some of the misconceptions about diabetes.”

To read more from this article on National Diabetes Month, view this link: http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles/health/ci_21960298/diet-exercise-and-dealing-stress-help-manage-diabetes

 

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Top Men’s Health Risks, Flu Vaccines and Heart Disease, Benefits of Vitamin D

November 16, 2012

 

Top Men’s Health Risks, Flu Vaccines and Heart Disease | Life Line ScreeningTop Health Risks for Men Over 40

Our focus for much of November has been on Men’s Health. We know that risk factors like smoking cigarettes, unhealthy eating and not exercising are frequent habits that can lead to the development of ailments and conditions. But did you know that being single can be damaging to a man’s health? 

Activities like spending too much time using electronics (watching TV, using the Internet, using a smartphone) can lead to increased risk of certain health conditions. Another big risk is inadequate use of sunscreen, since men tend to be outside working or playing sports more often than women are. And yes, even being single can impact a man’s health.

To read more about these top health risks for men over age 40 and exactly how they raise risk of disease, view this link: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/mens-health/photos/7-top-health-risks-men-over-40#0 

 

Are Flu Vaccines Good for the Heart?

New research shows that flu vaccines may be good for more than just preventing the flu. They may also benefit the heart.

Results from two studies show that of heart patients, those who get the flu vaccination have lower risk of heart attack and stroke as well as fewer instances of irregular heart rhythms, like atrial fibrillation, the WebMD article states.

Although the studies were small, researchers are hoping to repeat the studies with more participants and more substantial proof. Learn more about how a cardiovascular disease screening from Life Line Screening can benefit you.

To read more about these studies and the specific findings, view this link: http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20121026/flu-vaccines-heart

 

Immune Benefits of Vitamin D: Real or Not?

Recent news has plastered the sunshine vitamin with a reputation of being ineffective in reducing incidence of the common cold. However, studies show the health benefits of vitamin D should not be overlooked.

“The health relationships examined, including immune response, were either not supported by adequate evidence to establish cause and effect, or the conflicting nature of the available evidence could not be used to link health benefits to particular levels of intake of vitamin D…with any level of confidence,” this Nutra Ingredients USA article states.

To read more from the article on vitamin D’s immune benefits, click here: http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Vitamin-D-s-immune-benefits-Cold-flu-and-beyond/?c=I4yCUtO7kH9yRR%252BMuY99Jw%253D%253D&utm_source=Newsletter_Subject&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%252BSubject

 

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Give the Gift of Staying Stroke-Free to Your Loved Ones

November 15, 2012


Give the Gift of Staying Stroke-Free to Your Loved Knowing that 4 out of 5 strokes are preventable, it’s heartbreaking to see someone you love suffer one. What if there was a way to make sure your family and friends never experience a stroke?

Life Line Screening’s “AWish4U” campaign allows you to give the gift of staying stroke-free to any of your loved ones who have not yet been screened. By urging all of your friends and family to get a stroke screening, we can all start a movement to Stay Stroke Free.

 

Are Your Loved Ones at Risk for Stroke?

Men and women of all ages have strokes. In fact, every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke. Certain risk factors, some controllable and some not, can increase the likelihood of having a stroke. It is recommended that anyone 50 or older be screened for stroke, because most strokes occur in people over this age.

Other risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Gender (males have an increased risk)
  • Family history of stroke
  • Race (African Americans are at an increased risk)
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Poor diet
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Physical inactivity
  • High cholesterol levels

 

Signs of Stroke

If your loved ones are at increased risk of stroke, do they know its warning signs? Would they be able to identify the threat of an oncoming stroke if it occurred? Being educated on the symptoms of stroke is one preventable method we can all work to improve.

Stroke warning signs often include:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arms or legs, particularly on one side of the body
  • Sudden loss of speech or trouble understanding speech
  • Sudden unexplained memory loss
  • Sudden dimness or loss of vision in one eye
  • Sudden onset of double vision
  • Sudden severe, acute headache
  • Sudden dizziness or loss of balance

To help lower the number of people impacted by stroke, Life Line Screening is giving away 500 FREE* Stay Stroke Free screening packages, which include screenings for the three leading causes of stroke: carotid artery blockages, atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure.

For eligibility for a free stroke screening, participants must be first-time customers. To forward to your friends and family, access a detailed message on these free stroke screenings or call 877-557-4438 and mention Priority Code: AWISH4U to schedule a screening.*

Together, we can reduce the incidence of stroke. Please share this with your loved ones today.

*Scheduling of a free stroke screening is on a first come first serve basis. Offer valid for first time customers only.




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