Don’t sugarcoat the health risks of sugary drinks

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    We have a love affair with sugary drinks in the U.S. And it may, quite literally, be killing us. About 25,000 deaths each year are linked to drinking beverages like full-sugar sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks.

County’s Farm and Home Safety Day program recognized by UM Extension

    The annual Farm and Home Safety Day program was recognized by UM Extension in Columbia with the Collaboration and Networking Award for External Partnerships. This program has reached every high school freshman in Crawford County for the last 20 years.

Lung cancer screening can save lives

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    Among scary diseases, lung cancer can be one of the scariest. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, including in Missouri and Illinois. And for smokers and many ex-smokers who are at increased risk of lung cancer, it can feel especially scary.