Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Can you hear me over the noise of your MP3 player? If you have to turn it down, that’s a red flag as you could be at risk for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). What is NIHL? Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable, but once it occurs, it’s irreversible. It …

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3-D Printing Technology after Breast Cancer

The question is, why didn’t we think of this before? Most of us own inkjet printers, yet few of us, except one, have every thought of doing anything else with a printer except print documents. Except Dr. Thomas Boland, who thought of something else. In the early 2000s, bioengineer Dr. …

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Why Radiate the Whole Breast When You Don’t Have To?

Breast cancer patients who require post-surgical radiation typically go through what is called “whole breast radiation.” In this procedure, the radiation oncologist directs high-energy x-rays at the entire breast to kill any cancer cells that may remain after surgery. Though this type of radiation is often effective at preventing recurrence, …

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Women and Depression: Treatment Options

It’s been called the common cold of modern emotional life. And like treatments for the modern cold, there are many treatment options for this challenge. The Mayo Clinic suggests that about twice as many women as men experience depression, meaning about one in four or five women develop depression at …

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

You’ve seen the evidence on your pillow. You’ve found it on your clothes and in the shower. And although you may feel nervous, embarrassed or even scared, it’s important to know that the problem you’re dealing with is one that most women will face at some point in their lives. …

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Caution: Ibuprofen and Naproxen Not as Safe as You Thought

Headache? Stiff joints? Sore back? Most of us pop an over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen without thinking too much of it. Sometimes, though, one isn’t enough, and then what do we do? Take another? And another? When should we stop? It’s gotten a little confusing lately. Used to …

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Eating Away At Alzheimer’s Disease

A new diet which has shown promise as a means to combat Alzheimer’s disease has just been ranked as one of the easiest to follow according to U.S. News & World Report. The MIND diet – short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay – combines elements of the Mediterranean …

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Sleeping Too Much May Be Bad for You

Fewer than six and more than ten hours of sleep per day are associated with metabolic syndrome and its individual components, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Healththat involved 133,608 Korean men and women aged 40-69 years. Researchers at Seoul National University College of …

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STD Rates are Increasing and Women Have the Most to Lose

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise, with women at particular risk for serious long-term complications. The best tool for prevention is education. Increasing numbers The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among …

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The Link Between IBD and Anxiety

Chalk another one up to the mind-body connection. Researchers out of the University of Toronto have discovered that people who have inflammatory bowel disease — inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine– like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at …

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