November 2007 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Support for servicemen

Send a holiday greeting to one of the many soldiers who are recovering from battle wounds. Let's face it, that's the very least we can do when it comes to supporting the men and women who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.

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On Guard

Polyps are routinely removed during colonoscopy. But now the patient is on notice: Regular follow-up screening to monitor development of polyps is a must, making sure none turn into tumors.

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A healthy ingredient for your Thanksgiving feast

There is one ingredient you can include in your Thanksgiving dinner that might help make the meal healthier for all the hearts gathered around the table.

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Get the Lead Out

We pick up traces of lead from many sources. If you've reached retirement age, you'll never guess where you're picking up some lead: from your bones.

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Smoking may trigger psoriasis

Although the exact cause of psoriasis is a mystery, a study from a team of American and Canadian researchers reveals a potential trigger of this condition: cigarette smoking.

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Meat of the Matter

Meat can kill you. That's one of the key points that came out of a major review of 7,000 studies prepared by The World Cancer Research Fund.

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How old is your alarm?

When we change from daylight savings to standard time, it's a good idea to replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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