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09/02/2010 11:01am
This week's question was from John in Selma: How do I get my kids to eat healthy? Jeff: The first thing you should do is to have regular family meals and serve healthy food at those meals. By getting your kids on a regular eating schedule, they will...
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09/02/2010 10:55am
This week's question was from Alice in Turlock: My last blood test showed that I may be diabetic. What do I do? Jeff: The diagnosis of diabetes is a fasting plasma glucose of 126 mg/dl or greater. This means that the blood test had to be taken after at...
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09/02/2010 10:55am
This week's question was from Hank in Visalia: I am diabetic. Why is it so important to check my feet for blisters or breaks in the skin? Jeff: Over time, high levels of blood sugar can contribute to artery damage. This can lead to poor circulation,...
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09/02/2010 10:54am
This week's question was from Melissa in Reedley: Does estrogen cause cancer? Jeff: That is a complex question and there are still multiple studies trying to determine the exact cause of breast cancer. Although estrogen has been put on the list of...
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09/02/2010 10:53am
This week's question was from Alice in Fresno: What are the risk factors of breast cancer? Jeff: Let's start by qualifying the role of risk factors for breast cancer. Women can develop breast cancer without prior risk factors, and some women with risk...
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09/02/2010 10:52am
This week's question was from Kristi in Visalia: When and why should I start breast cancer screening? Jeff: The idea of breast cancer screening is to detect the cancer early. By detecting cancer early, it is easier to treat the cancer and it is less...
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09/02/2010 10:52am
This week's question was from Jill in Atwater: Is it true that my lifestyle can put me at risk of developing breast cancer? Jeff: Well, some studies have shown a link between lifestyle choices and breast cancer development. Alcohol intake is one of...
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09/02/2010 10:52am
This week's question was from Sheri in Merced: I am a 25 year old woman. Should I have my cholesterol level taken? Jeff Herr, Doctor of Pharmacy Just because you are young or female doesn't mean you have a good cholesterol level. Many factors can have...
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09/02/2010 10:51am
This week's question was from Steve in Visalia: My doctor said that my cholesterol ratio was bad. What does that mean? Jeff Herr, Doctor of Pharmacy The ratio looks at how much good cholesterol is in your blood compared to how much total cholesterol is...
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09/02/2010 10:50am
This week's question was from Fran in Fresno: I have changed my diet and I started to exercise, so why is my cholesterol is still high? Jeff Herr, Doctor of Pharmacy Only about 20 percent of blood cholesterol comes from diet. The other 80 percent is...
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