In this video, Dr. Wally Akerley, a lung cancer physician, explains what radon is. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from radon.
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Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. But how do you protect yourself from a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell?
Eaten with the skin, a medium pear packs almost 6 grams of filling, health-protecting fiber—nearly a quarter of your daily value. Research has shown that diets high in fiber may help protect against colorectal cancer and other chronic diseases.
This year’s conference provided a unique opportunity for the Spanish-speaking community of Utah to learn about cancer and interact with local health care providers.
The holiday season is a time for joy. It can also be a time for weight gain, stress, and exhaustion. Huntsman Cancer Institute nutrition experts share some tips for eating wisely and keeping your holidays happy and healthy.
Have you ever wondered what a fitness instructor does to stay healthy in their own life? HCI's Kim Walker shares how she prioritizes time for her healthy habits.
Information about the harmful effects of tobacco is not new. For example, we know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. You may want to quit, but it can be incredibly hard. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged.
Liver cancer can be hard to find early. Signs of liver cancer may not show up until the disease has progressed and is harder to treat. It’s important to know if you are at risk for liver cancer and be aware of signs of the disease.
These vegetables (like broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts) are cancer-fighting machines that can taste delightfully sweet and decadent with a few cooking tips.
Breast cancer is one of the types of cancer women can be screened for. Talk with your doctor about the cancer screenings that are right for you based on your age, family medical history, and personal medical history.
Eating healthy food like fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. Check out these ideas for adding more fruits and veggies to your day.
When I was a teenager, the HPV vaccine did not exist. I wish it had; I would have been grateful for its protection. And I have news for you, HPV. You messed with the wrong woman.
HCI will offer free oral and skin cancer screenings to the public at our Community Open House on August 24.
August 3 is National Watermelon Day! Celebrate with this refreshing recipe, perfect for barbecues on hot summer days. In addition to being delicious, watermelon contains large amount of lycopene, a compound that may help prevent prostate cancer.
Sunscreen keeps you safe from harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays, but it works even better when paired with extra sun safety precautions.
National Salad Week is here! Getting tired of the same green leaf-and-tomatoes salad? Try these pairings of veggies, fruits, nuts, and dressings to give your tastebuds a welcome change.
Summer offers plenty of chances to get sun damage, especially when you’re outdoors all day. Whether you’re at the pool or beach, on a river trip, in the mountains, or at the amusement park, you’re risking skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate your skin, says the American Academy of Dermatology. And UV damage may lead to skin cancer.
July is National Blueberries Month! Celebrate with this delicious granola energy parfait full of blueberries and other berries.
The way you eat plays a big part in your health. Good nutrition can prevent cancer, keep patients strong during treatment, and help patients stay healthy after treatment is over.
Growing up in Roseville, California, Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders spent every waking hour playing and training outside in the water—usually without sunscreen. “I associated sunscreen with vacation, not training,” Sanders says. Then, in 2014, she was diagnosed with melanoma. No one can say for sure what caused Sanders’ melanoma, but she thinks her frequent exposure to the sun was a contributing factor.