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What Is Epazote? — An Exotic Superfood

Posted on January 31, 2019

From broccoli and kale to mung beans and pumpkin, you might be wondering — is there a new superfood I can try? Epazote is the one. This pungent herb is native to Central America and Mexico. It is an emerging superfood rich in organic compounds and nutritional components, making it an excellent addition to your […]

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Causing 16 Cancer Types and Counting: How to Quit Smoking to Save Your Life

Posted on January 30, 2019

“Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, knowing the death rates and health risks of tobacco use does not make it any less challenging to end the cancer-causing and life-threatening habit. Whether you are an occasional or pack-a-day smoker, […]

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Is Your Skin Warning You About Diabetes?

Posted on January 29, 2019

  Diabetes is a lifelong disorder in which the body’s glucose levels are beyond average (high blood sugar). The disease affects many parts of the body simultaneously, and the most clear symptoms manifest on the surface of the skin. If you notice any of these warning signs, it is time to talk with a healthcare […]

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Does Birth Order Affect Who We Are?

Posted on January 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered if our birth order really does affect us or not?  If you are a firstborn or even an only child, you may be more likely to become a doctor or lawyer. The younger siblings more often turn to the arts or the outdoors, so we can partially credit our parenting to […]

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Facts About Chemo

Posted on January 25, 2019

Just hearing the word “chemo” scares the heck out of most of us after what we’ve either seen in movies or on TV and what we’ve been told by our loved ones that have endured the treatments of chemo. Oh! I must also include how it seems the oncologist frightens us by using the fear […]

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Lemon & Salt Tonic

Posted on January 23, 2019

There are many potential benefits of real sea salt and lemon. The sea salt has been proven throughout the years and through science that moderate levels of this is actually good for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure.  Stephen Seifert wrote an article reviewing the benefits of sea salt combined with […]

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Cancer Mortality Dropping

Posted on January 21, 2019

According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, with the exception of two forms, the 5-year survival rates for almost all cancer types have increased significantly. Ana Sandoiu has posted the findings of this document. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the National Cancer Institute […]

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Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

Posted on January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

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What Is Pheochromocytoma?

Posted on January 16, 2019

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually grows in the middle of your lower back in your adrenal glands.  This is most commonly found in adults ages 30 to 50, but those of all ages can have it. About 10% of all cases are made up of children.  Few of these tumors spread to other […]

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New Year, New Excuses? No — It’s Time to Fulfill Your Goals This Year

Posted on January 14, 2019

February is just around the corner — say it isn’t so! Millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year. However, did you know only 8 percent of men and women actually accomplish them? For those of us who took part in this annual tradition, realizing we didn’t […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon