Archive for June, 2016

Are You Ben? A Fathers Day Message…

Heart Disease Facts & How to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Even though Ben was about 30 pounds overweight and didn’t always get the exercise he should, he felt better than ever at his 40th birthday party. Surrounded by family and friends, he helped himself to a big piece of birthday cake, drank some champagne, smoked his favorite cigars and sat around a bonfire enjoying roasted marshmallows.… Read more

Gut Microbiota and Obesity-Induced Inflammation: Men’s Health Month Edition

Anne Mercer Larson, June 13, 2016

Since June is Men’s Health Month, it is a great time to take a closer look at one of the hidden ways obesity causes disease: obesity-induced inflammation. As the name implies, obesity-induced inflammation is an inflammatory state not caused by an infection, but instead caused by excess stores of body fat.… Read more


Anne Mercer Larson, June 3, 2016

Updated May 31, 2017

Amazingly, there are almost 14 million of us now in the United States who have survived some type of cancer. I am one, are you?

That fact is both a celebration and a challenge!  According to the CDC, on their newly redesigned Cancer Survivors’ website, survivors will increase in number, although the rates are going down.… Read more