Doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. It should be done earlier and more frequently if you had a parent, sibling or child with colorectal cancer. (Image: Thinkstock)

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Are You a Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other disease
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Obesity has increased 15 percent over the last 30 years in children and adults according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (Photo: Fred Froese/iStock)

Weighty Problems

Obesity Numbers Continue to Gain Dr. Ann Rogers could list 100 reasons why new numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. As director of Penn State’s
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