Snacks are a great way to help boost your energy and supply essential vitamins and minerals in between meals. Every healthy eating plan should include snacks to help curb hunger at mealtimes. When it comes to snacking, most people choose foods that are high in sugar or added fats. However, with some planning in advance, there are many healthy and tasty alternatives that can help you stick to your caloric budget. Below are a few snack ideas:
Do Men Get Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bone to become thin and more likely to fracture. As part of the natural aging process, bone density decreases. There are several other factors that can accelerate this process. Though osteoporosis has always been considered a disease of women, it is estimated that about 2 million men in the U.S. are affected.
Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer
Over the last decade there has been unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in the U.S. by 3 percent in both men and women annually. These improvements are the result of cancer prevention and early diagnosis through screening and better treatment modalities. Despite this encouraging news, there is still much to [...]
Becoming a cancer survivor starts the moment a patient is diagnosed, and at MD Anderson Cooper we realize that physical healing is only part of our mission. That’s why we created the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program (DDBCMP) The program enhances the quality of life and wellness for individuals living with, through, and beyond [...]
Right now it seems like coconut oil is the hottest dietary trend. They are even recommending I brush my teeth with it! Is it all it is cracked up to be? Or is this just the latest fad? In order to answer this question, let’s review why coconut oil is a hot dietary trend. Coconut oil [...]
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has four dedicated outpatient oncology social workers who help patients with psychosocial, emotional, financial, and other barrierr-to-care issues. Our outpatient oncology social workers help patients in many ways from giving information on how those eligible can access transportation assistance, to providing materials to help parents discuss their cancer with children, [...]
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the ingestion of gluten causes damage to the small intestine in genetically predisposed individuals. Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat, barley, and rye.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are valuable members of the cancer care team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Their scope of practice allows them to see patients independently or in collaboration with a physician. During a patient’s visit at Cooper, their care may be managed by one of these health professionals. What kind of education [...]