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If you aren’t getting routine cancer screenings, it may be time to start
“Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is difficult. However, thinking about cancer screening and prevention now could improve your odds of survival if you have the disease. Routine screenings can lead to early detection. These tests are one of the most powerful cancer weapons our clinical experts have in their arsenal to catch cancer early and give patients more treatment options. If you aren’t sure which screenings you need, Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care experts can work with you to come up with a screening plan.”

Study of prior authorization’s impact on cancer treatment reveals ‘signal of danger’
“More than one in five people with cancer did not receive clinician-recommended care due to prior authorization requirements, according to study results. Prior authorization also led to care delay — many of them lasting 2 weeks or longer — as well as increased patient anxiety and administrative burden, findings of a survey-based cross-sectional study showed.”

Unacceptable use of substandard metrics in policy decisions which mandate large reductions in animal-source foods
“Many recent very influential reports, including those from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Risk Factor Collaborators, the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health, and the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, have recommended dramatic reductions or total exclusion of animal-source foods, particularly ruminant products (red meat and dairy), from the human diet. They strongly suggest that these dietary shifts will not only benefit planetary health but also human health. However, as detailed in this perspective, there are grounds for considerable concern in regard to the quality and transparency of the input data, the validity of the assumptions, and the appropriateness of the statistical modelling, used in the calculation of the global health estimates, which underpin the claimed human health benefits.”

The Health Hazards of Prolonged Sitting at Work and How to Counter Them
“Recent research has amplified concerns about the health risks associated with sitting for prolonged periods at work. A study out of Taipei Medical University has warned that people who are mostly sedentary at work have a 16% higher risk of death from all causes and a 34% higher risk of death from heart disease. This significant finding underscores the potential health dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and emphasizes the urgency of lifestyle changes to diminish such behavior.”

Exercise Reduces Mortality Risk in Various Cancer Types: New Studies
“A new study suggests that exercise can reduce the risk of all-cause mortality across various cancer types, including prostate cancer. This study adds to existing evidence that emphasizes the positive impact of exercise on cancer outcomes. By analyzing several pieces of research, we can gain a better understanding of these findings and their implications for cancer patients and survivors.”

Do your kids want a dog? Science may be on their side
“A new study finds that getting a family dog is linked with a big jump in physical activity in younger kids – especially in young girls. The finding is part of a growing body of research investigating how dogs can boost health, not just for kids but for people of all ages.”

It’s called ‘cozy cardio.’ In a world seeking comfort, some see a happier mode of exercise
“Political polarization. Economic struggles. Inequity. Climate change. War. In an often-bruising world, you can hardly blame people for seeking out ways to cushion themselves. From weighted blankets to “cozy” murder mystery novels to entire restaurants and cookbooks based on childhood comfort foods, the appetite for comfortable things just keeps growing.”


Try these posture-improving exercises
“SALT LAKE CITY – Posture is a health-related issue that often gets overlooked. Frequent stretching, supportive footwear, and a flat backpack all play a role in improving your posture. In the latest Let’s Get Moving with Maria podcast episode, Maria Shilaos spoke with Fascia and Posture Expert Dr. Liza Egbogah to learn some posture-improving exercises that can help fix the top posture mistakes people make.”