Fight Cold Symptoms Naturally

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If you’ve already caught the latest bug going around, you might have gone for the nearest over-the-counter solution. But those cold medicines can often leave you feeling groggy and like your head is in the clouds. Try these natural solutions instead. Essential Oils – Eucalyptus oil can be used aromatically to open nasal passages and… Read more »

Keep Your Kids Healthy this Cold Season

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For older kids, it’s about half that. Dr. Harley Rotbart, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado and author of the book “Germ Proof Your Kids,” calls schools Germ Candy Stores. But there… Read more »

Four Foods to Give Your Immune System a Boost

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While an apple a day is a healthy choice, it takes more than that to keep the doctor away. However, there are certain foods that can boost your immune system and help keep colds at bay. Oats and Barley – these grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent… Read more »

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

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New research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is… Read more »

Top Ten Breast Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

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Think Pink While October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, it is also that time of year where we are reminded to think pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any… Read more »

Mammograms – When to Get Screened

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For many years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended annual mammograms for women starting at age 40, but in October 2015, they issued new recommendations that were more in line with those of medical experts. They now recommend that women at average risk of breast cancer start mammography at age 45, that they undergo annual… Read more »

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

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Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and falls on the last Wednesday of each September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer

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Each year in the United States, about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. About 15,000 American women die each year from the disease. Certain factors increase the risk for ovarian cancer, while other factors reduce risk. The main risk factors for ovarian cancer are: Age – About two-thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian… Read more »

Vitamin C for Ovarian Cancer

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Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously combined with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. By evaluating the therapy in cells, animals, and humans, the researchers found that a combination of infused vitamin… Read more »

Prostate Health 101

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Over the last twenty years, the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six times. Over 10 percent of new prostate cancer diagnoses in the U.S. occur in men younger than 55 years old. In younger men, doctors are finding the disease is often much… Read more »