Good News – Every Bit Counts When it Comes To Exercise!

Weekend Warriors take heart! According to a study published early this year in JAMA Internal Medicine those who work out only once or twice per week still reap significant health benefits! How much is enough? The study followed roughly 64,000 people who were at least 40 years old for 18 …

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Exciting Research in Cancer Care

WomensHealth.com wanted to get an overview of the latest research and developments in cancer care, but found the topic to be too broad. To narrow our focus, we reached out to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which aims to “conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest …

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Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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Endocrine Disruptors in Our Homes, Environment, and Bodies

The ingredients in my lipstick read like a chemist’s dream. The fourth item, cyclopentasiloxane, is on a list of potential endocrine disruptors. This means that the beauty product I use regularly has at least one chemical – if not more – that can interfere with my body’s endocrine system. Effects …

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Living Through Cancer

When Samantha Lozier was diagnosed with ocular melanoma at 28, she was enjoying the New York single life. Despite her excellent medical care, only one doctor talked to her about what her life would be like after cancer. When her treatment ended, putting her in remission, she longed for normalcy …

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Coffee Dropped from List of Carcinogens – Unless It’s Too Hot

Top off your cups, coffee lovers! The World Health Organization has recently revised their classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen. Coffee was originally added to the list of culprits in 1991, at that point there appeared to be a connection to bladder cancer. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer …

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Have We Found the Secret to Living to 120 Years?

Clinical trials are scheduled to begin next year on a medication that some scientists believe could extend human life up to 120 years! A common medication prescribed for diabetics, Metformin, has been observed to slow the aging process and stave off disease, while extending life. Diabetics who were taking Metformin lived …

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What is Your Personal Breast Cancer Risk?

About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. But that number starts to change when you begin looking at the specific factors in any individual woman’s life and family history. What factors influence a woman’s personal risk of breast cancer? Age, family history, alcohol use, …

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Holistic Health: Treating the Whole Person

You may know the term best as “alternative” medicine, but this moniker is no longer accurate. Better described as holistic health, naturopathic or even complementary, this form of integrative medicine has become more mainstream. Rather than looking at just specific symptoms, holistic health is more comprehensive. Practitioners look at the …

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Could Women’s Lungs Be More Vulnerable to Cancer?

What’s the leading cancer killer in women? If you said breast cancer, think again. It’s true that breast cancer used to kill more women, but starting in 1987, lung cancer moved up to take over that position. It’s now the leading cancer killer for both men and women. In fact, …

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