Archive for May, 2011

Smokeless Tobacco and Oral Cancer

Smokeless tobacco is not a risk-free alternative to cigarettes! Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco contains nicotine which can cause serious health risks due to high concentrations of at least 28 cancer causing agents. These agents can cause cancers of the mouth, lip, tongue, esophagus and voice box. Smokeless tobacco may also play a role in heart […]

May is National Family Wellness Month

Wellness is an approach to health care that emphasizes illness prevention and making healthy lifestyle choices. It is a proactive, preventive process for achieving a rich quality of life with better health, social and emotional functioning. While traditional medicine focuses on curing disease, the wellness approach focuses on taking personal responsibility for your own well-being. […]