Flu cases elevated in U.S., CDC urges prevention

Jan. 8, 2015—As of late December, about half the U.S. was experiencing high rates of influenza (flu), along with elevated numbers of hospitalizations and deaths due to the illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This elevated rate of flu is not unusual—it happens every year. Nevertheless, it is a cause Read more about Flu cases elevated in U.S., CDC urges prevention[…]

Many women missing vital step to prevent cervical cancer, says CDC

Nov. 13, 2014—Many women are not getting screened for cervical cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s concerning given the importance of the screening: It can allow doctors to detect abnormal cells before they turn into cancer and give women the opportunity to take steps to potentially prevent the disease. Read more about Many women missing vital step to prevent cervical cancer, says CDC[…]

Diabetes prevention classes at Memorial

Diabetes Prevention Classes at Memorial Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Memorial’s prevention program helps people lower their risk of type 2 diabetes. Participants meet in groups with a trained lifestyle coach for 16 weekly, one-hour sessions and Read more about Diabetes prevention classes at Memorial[…]

Schedule a group mammogram today!

Take care of what’s really important – your health. A yearly mammogram could save your life! Group Mammogram Events are being offered by ‘Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography center.    We can host groups of ladies from work, clubs/organizations, or family and friends.   Scheduling a group event will allow you to enjoy your annual screening mammogram in a Read more about Schedule a group mammogram today![…]

Changes in skirt size linked to breast cancer risk

Oct. 10, 2014—Going up a skirt size might mean something worse than going shopping for new clothes—it could mean a greater risk of breast cancer. A recent study found that going up a full skirt size every decade between age 25 and menopause increased a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer after menopause by 33 percent, compared to Read more about Changes in skirt size linked to breast cancer risk[…]

Take steps to reduce your risk for breast cancer

As of yet, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this country. Even so, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk. And October, which is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is the ideal time to take them. One Read more about Take steps to reduce your risk for breast cancer[…]

Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program – Changing Lives

We just completed week 4 of the Diabetes Prevention Program when a participant in the class started talking about a goal that she had set for herself. Her goal was to walk up four flights of stairs as she would normally take the elevator to avoid the stairs. She told us that she had finally Read more about Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program – Changing Lives[…]

Aspirin and cancer prevention: A new job for an old remedy

Aug. 22, 2014—New research suggests that taking an aspirin a day could keep cancer away. But that doesn’t mean you should rush to the drugstore and stock up. Taking an aspirin a day for at least five years may indeed lower the risk for certain cancers, according to a review of current data published in Annals Read more about Aspirin and cancer prevention: A new job for an old remedy[…]