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weight gain and cancer risk

The Link Between Weight Gain and Cancer

Several studies are finding a link between weight gain and an increased risk of developing cancer. Organizations, such as the World Cancer Research Fund, estimate that around “20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition” (American Cancer Society). Additionally, the GLOBOCAN project…

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men's primary care physician

Why It’s Important For Men to Regularly Visit the Doctor

Women live, on average, four to seven years longer than men. New research, however, is uncovering a unique reason for that age gap: men visit doctors less than women. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that “men are 80 percent less likely than women to use a regular source…

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adult ADHD symptoms

Top 5 Signs of Adult ADHD

Nearly 10.5 million adults in the U.S. have ADHD. Thankfully, there are treatments available for adults who have ADHD. Working with your doctor, you can develop a plan that will allow you to live normally. Often, taking a stimulant and seeking therapy can help you manage your symptoms. Here are the top 5 signs of…

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Health Screening for Women Ages 50 – 65+

Health Screening for Women Ages 50 – 65+

In additional to the health screenings listed here for women ages 40 – 49, the following is also recommended for women ages 50 – 65+: Colon Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, living a healthy lifestyle and getting regular screenings are your best defense again colon cancer. If you have a family history of…

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Ways to Prevent Inflammation

Top 5 ways to Prevent Inflammation

There are several forms of inflammation that occur in our bodies. While acute inflammation can help injuries heal, chronic inflammation can have a negative impact on your health. Chronic inflammation has been associated with heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Studies suggest that your diet may play a role in increasing inflammation. Here are five…

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Effective Weight Loss Strategies

Top 5 Most Effective Weight Loss Strategies

We almost all want to lose weight and be healthy but sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated and stick to a plan. While we begin our journey full of hope and self discipline, that can quickly fade away as time goes on. Here are five easy strategies to help you stick to your weight loss…

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Health Screening for Women Ages 40 – 49

Health Screening for Women Ages 40 – 49

There is a lot of health information out there. Make sure you know what’s right for you. At AIM Health, we partner with our patients to tailor each person’s health needs with what makes sense for them as an individual. AIM Health physicians practice evidence-based medicine, consulting guidelines recommended by several different medical advisory panels…

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Amy Gilcrist, Concierge Medicine Doctor

AIM Health Sets Sights On Better Healthcare Through Membership

PORTLAND, OR – April 20, 2016 – Dr. Amy Gillcrist founded AIM Health to provide an affordable membership level to bring the concept of concierge medicine to a wider range of patients. “We started this practice because we believe physicians can better serve patients by giving them more time and access".

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