Healthy Living

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Standing for Our Health

Posted on July 20, 2018

The average U.S. adult spends up to 10 hours a day sitting.  This is a habit viewed as a normal integral part of daily life with working at a desk job or commuting long hours.  We aren’t doing our bodies any favors by sitting so much as it contributes to rising rates of overweight and […]

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New Food Trend, Koji

Posted on July 16, 2018

Consumer behavior is beginning to change in regards to food and is embracing more traditional foods. They are also relearning ancient culinary methods such as fermenting. This could be one of the most positive food trends in many decades as these fermented foods are really important for optimal gut health and plays a crucial role […]

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Low-Dose Aspirin & Cancer

Posted on July 13, 2018

Ana Sandolu has written another article explaining the use of low-dose aspirin and the prevention of cancer.  As well known, cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide and is predicted to increase in the following years.  Making healthy lifestyle choices and getting tested if at risk are some prevention strategies. I have […]

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Low Carb Food Swaps

Posted on July 12, 2018

Carbohydrates are mainstay for lots of people who say they love all those comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, donuts, white rice and bread.  These sure aren’t the foods for someone who has healthy eating on the mind. These carbohydrates are just plain bad for you. Not all carbs are the same though.  A lot […]

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Life Lessons From The Elders

Posted on July 11, 2018

In an article I found, 3 centenarians shared their life stories and words of wisdom on longevity. This was especially interesting to me since my father was 100 years old when he passed and my mother was nearing 98.   They all agreed that a positive attitude, gratitude and appreciation for living is apparent and […]

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Jet Lag, Obesity & Pathways to Liver Cancer

Posted on July 10, 2018

Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled since 1980, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing number of cases.  Baylor College of Medicine researchers are now examining other lifestyle factors that may affect your health. By using mice, the scientists have shown that […]

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Graphene to Detect Cancer Cells

Posted on July 6, 2018

  Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown that by interfacing brain cells onto graphene, they can differentiate a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell, pointing the way to developing a simple, noninvasive tool for early cancer diagnosis.  This system is able to detect the level of activity of an […]

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E-Cigarettes Harmful

Posted on July 4, 2018

There was a surprising article written by Honor Whiteman that revealed the harm that e-cigarettes can have for our oral health.  They are marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, but when it comes to our oral health, new research suggests that vaping may be just as harmful as smoking. An article was published […]

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Chili Pepper Compound & Cancer

Posted on July 3, 2018

  An article written by Ana Sandoiu reveals that research has identified different subtypes of breast cancer that respond to varying treatment types.  The so-called triple-negative breast cancer is especially aggressive and difficult to treat but new research may have uncovered a molecule that slows down this type of cancer. The most prevalent form of […]

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Cancer Cells Hijack DNA Repair Networks

Posted on July 1, 2018

The university of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) scientists have completed research that has revealed how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to prevent telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, from shortening and allowing the tumor to spread.  The findings of this research are published in the journal Cell Reports. When a cell is formed, a […]

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