Life

Bully

Workplace Bullying

Posted on July 26, 2018

There are many forms of bullying in the workplace, whether it happens to be a co-worker who “forgets” to share important information, a clique that spreads gossip or even a boss who humiliates subordinates. These are all definitions of a hostile work environment that no one should have to be subjected to. Intimidation, threats and […]

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Elder

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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Graphene

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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Cancer & PTSD

Posted on June 30, 2018

Heather Miller recently wrote an article on the effect of cancer causing PTSD, that I found interesting and had never thought of before.  It all began when going through radiation and her oncologist asked her to use the moisturizers and soaps that her office provided.  There was a very unique smell of rich emollient oils […]

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surgery

Early Surgery-Risk of Death

Posted on June 9, 2018

Priority should be taken over timing to ensure that patients are healthy enough for surgery and have access to specialists.  Even though delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a woman’s risk of death, operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some.  The Penn Medicine physicians report this information in […]

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Father's Day

Notes On The Bathroom Mirror

Posted on June 8, 2018

I found a really neat article on a novel well to honor your guy on father’s day. The purpose of the day is to spoil that husband or father, right? Just make sure that your man knows he is special to everyone.  It’s easy for a woman to be honored with gifts, cards, flowers, treats […]

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Holistic

Facts for Holistic Care

Posted on June 7, 2018

When you commit to holistic care you are treating the whole person through mind, body and spirit.  A combination of traditional, and what your doctor might call complementary medicine, is the definition of holistic care.  An example might be treating cancer with chemotherapy and acupuncture. Chemo and radiation are proven to fight the disease, but […]

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blood_pressure

High BP Meds Block Cancer

Posted on June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher Guillaume Jacquemet and Academy Professor Johanna Ivaska have screened already approved drugs and discovered that calcium channel blockers can efficiently stop cancer cell invasion in vitro.  These blockers are currently being used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) but their potential use in blocking cancer cell metastases has not been previously reported. Cancer’s […]

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Optimism & Women

Optimism & Women

Posted on May 24, 2018

Honor Whitman wrote an interesting article on women and how optimism might boost their longevity.  I thought this was an interesting view and so, so true. How many people look at the glass as half empty rather than half full?  This, in some instances, could be a matter of life or death for some women. […]

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Nuts

They Don’t Just Taste Great!

Posted on May 18, 2018

Those delicious snacks of nuts are rich in fiber, low in saturated fats and have high levels of antioxidants.  They are probably the most nutritious snacks out there, according to new research, and the benefits are more wide-ranging than we think.  Nuts also contain vitamins and minerals in addition to their various antioxidants and have […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon