Baker’s Yeast Good for Leukemia?

 June 9, 2019

I read an interesting article by Honor Whiteman about the effect baker’s yeast enzyme has in helping to treat leukemia.  The most common form of childhood leukemia is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), accounting for around 3 in 4 cases in the United States.  The researchers have found in a new study that a compound isolated […]

Are We Ever Really Alone?

 June 8, 2019

We each have our own personal “bubble” that follows us with particles in every step we take.  Yasemin Saplakoglu, a staff writer with Live Science explains exactly what this means. There are microbes, chemicals, fungi, microscopic animals and other biological pieces that constantly move around us and form what is called an exposome.  This is […]

What is Osteosarcoma?

 June 7, 2019

As written in an article by Bethany Cadman that was reviewed by Christina Chun, MPH, osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer.  Symptoms that include pain and swelling accompany this condition.  It is not known why some people develop osteosarcoma, but the outlook is more favorable when the tumor has not spread. This is a […]

Cancer Death Rates

 June 6, 2019

Have you noticed how many of your family, friends and acquaintances have died from cancer lately? We all have heard the phrase “Fake News”. Well, I have worked with cancer patients for over 45 years and I feel that phrase is a perfect example of what we are being told. When you hear on the […]

Our Breath of Life

 June 5, 2019

I had to get up this morning and go get the oil changed in the car. Not always my most favorite thing to do but notice I said I had to. My father always taught us kids that was one of the most important things about owning a car. Keep the oil changed and the […]

Younger Doctors vs. Older Doctors

 June 4, 2019

I recently read an article by Dr. Robert Ashley who compared the younger doctors vs. the older doctors.  We have always believed that the older doctors had more experience and thus, were more reliant to care for us. Not true. Sorry my older doctor friends. Recently a study was published in the British Medical Journal […]

Rural Americans at Higher Risk

 June 3, 2019

Sometimes I will take the back roads to work just to see something different from the same old things the work route shows me. While traveling on the back roads, I will go through farm land and see the workers spraying crops. I have seen the crop duster planes in the sky letting their load […]

Blood Sugar Spikes

 May 31, 2019

Stephanie Watson wrote an article highlighting information from Joan Bardsley, RN and CDE, who is an assistant vice president at MedStar Health Research Institute.  Many people are asking the question of why their blood sugar spikes in the morning.  The following is Joan’s answer. Many factors can be the reason for a high reading in […]

Turning Thoughts Into Words

 May 30, 2019

I recently read an article written by Alan Mozes, a HealthDay Reporter, on the mind-reading AI that turns thoughts into spoken words.  A team of researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn the brain signals into computer-generated speech.  Five epilepsy patients assisted with the accomplishment of this feat.  They had all been outfitted with […]

Could You Use Weighted Blankets

 May 29, 2019

Stephanie Pappas is a Live Science contributor who wrote an article giving more facts on how the weighted blankets work.  There seems to be a lot of debate concerning the use of these blankets.  They are also referred to as gravity blankets and were once a tool used in therapy and psychiatry clinics that have […]