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Cancer Patients Fare Poorly After Surgery

Cancer Patients Fare Poorly After Surgery

Posted on October 20, 2017

UC Davis researchers are urging end-of- life patients to discuss their conditions prior to consenting to surgery. Those who have advanced cancer and undergo surgery are far more likely to endure long hospital stays and readmissions, referrals to extended care facilities and death. A study that was published in PLOS One highlights the dilemma that […]

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Flowers that Looks Taste Good

Flowers that Looks & Taste Good

Posted on October 19, 2017

Flowers aren’t always just something pretty to look at and smell good. They can taste good, too. That profusion of color and fragrance is wonderful in our living spaces, but just think of the culinary value they have. Some edible flowers can be used in soups, casseroles, salads, roasts, desserts, jellies and cold drinks. Some […]

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Humor Therapy Helps Cancer Patients

Humor Therapy Helps Cancer Patients

Posted on October 18, 2017

The Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital hosted a hilarity session for the cancer patients, some even with advanced stages of the illness. Fox News published an article in November of 2008, revealing the results of humor on the cancer patients. This was the hospital’s monthly “Strength Through Laughter” therapy. This is only one […]

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Inherited Salt Perception

Inherited Salt Perception

Posted on October 17, 2017

Some people who find they have an enhanced bitter taste perception are almost twice as likely to consume too much sodium as those with less acute tasting ability. Gene variations that allow people to taste bitter more intensely may also taste salt more intensely and enjoy it much more, which can lead to sodium intake, […]

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Screening For Adolescent Cancer Survivor

Screening For Adolescent Cancer Survivor

Posted on October 16, 2017

The Childhood Cancer Survivors Study has completed research that identified profiles of psychological symptoms in adolescent cancer survivors. This is expected to advance mental health screening and treatment. No psychological symptoms have been reported by most of the adolescent survivors of childhood cancer. However, an analysis by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that those […]

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Vetiver Oil The Soothing Grass Oil

Vetiver Oil: The Soothing Grass Oil

Posted on October 13, 2017

Vetiver oil is also known as khus oil and is a lesser-known plant oil offering a heavy, earthy fragrance that is reminiscent of patchouli, but with a touch of lemon. This oil is believed to give a grounding, calming and stabilizing result, and provides a range of essential oil uses and benefits. The original name […]

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Cancer-Promoting Protein Levels

Cancer-Promoting Protein Levels

Posted on October 12, 2017

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising frequently can lower blood protein associated with promoting cancer development. There was a study published in the journal Cancer Research that found a reduction in the levels of a blood protein involved in angiogenesis when overweight and obese women experienced weight loss through their diet and exercise. The process by which […]

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High-Fat Diet Starves Cancer

High-Fat Diet Starves Cancer

Posted on October 11, 2017

Dr. Otto Warburg won the Novel Prize Physiology or Medicine in 1931 for his discovery that cancer cells have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells. How does the metabolic inflexibility of cancer cells differ from healthy cells? Energy can be produced by a cell in two ways: aerobically in the mitochondria, or […]

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how much protein is too much

How Much Protein Is Too Much?

Posted on September 20, 2017

It’s a known fact that protein does wonders to the body. It’s an essential nutrient that plays a significant role in the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It also helps the body feel fuller for longer periods of time and prevent late night trips to the pantry. The body needs protein […]

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Connecting the Dots: What Your Acne Breakout Is Trying To Tell You

Connecting the Dots: What Your Acne Breakout Is Trying To Tell You

Posted on September 19, 2017

Pimples are impurities that you want to wish away. You probably perfected the art of covering them up, but underneath the layer of concealer, they’re still there. If you want to say goodbye to acne breakouts for good, you need to listen to your body and let it tell you what’s happening on this inside.  […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon