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Colon Cancer: the disease no one has to die from

MSR Health


By Charles R. Rogers, Ph.D., CHES 

Contributing Writer 

“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, [or] patient.” Respected actress Jennifer Aniston stated these words in Glamour Magazine only three years ago. Aniston, along with R&B singer Alicia Keys and Actress Demi Moore, discussed their aspiring project “Five” that involved short films on women’s fight against breast cancer. Today, from awareness walks to NFL apparel, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized, at a very grandiose level, in America every October. Yet, shouldn’t other cancers receive just as much attention? Heart disease frequently trends as the leading cause of death for Americans nationally, but cancer has been the leading cause of death for Minnesotans the past six years. Continue Reading →

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Top health risks for the African American community


There are several common health issues that place the population at risk of increased injury and early death. We as a population always wonder how to protect ourselves from these common health issues. Good health references good quality of life. It has been shown in multiple studies that risk-factor reduction is a certain method we use for defense against injury and poor health. Risk-factor reduction requires good input from both the patient and healthcare providers. Continue Reading →

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