My first reaction to my stage 3 cancer diagnosis was not “Why me?” It was: “OK, so, what is the solution here and what is the next step?” I think my being so matter of fact and solution-focused about the diagnosis may have startled my doctors somewhat. In fact, one of them later told me that 90 percent of cancer patients react to this type of news with a combination of incredulity and fear. “Why is this happening to me?” is usually the response of many patients. I simply refused to be fearful of this disease. I made the decision there and then that I would do all I could to help my mind, body and spirit work together as a team in order for my body to beat the cancer.
Recent research has suggested that healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of death, including in people who take multiple medications.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), lice may pose a significant health risk because they feed on human blood. And in some cases, “chronic infestation may cause significant blood loss leading to clinically significant anemia.”
Recent research has provided evidence suggesting that people who eat chili pepper may not only live longer but also have a reduced risk of death due to cardiovascular disease (which is one of the leading killers of American men and women) as well as cancer.
I suspect many people are pretty indifferent to the use of mouthwash. You either use it regularly or you don’t. Or perhaps you use it only when you feel your breath is especially 'not so fresh. ''Whatever the case may be, mouthwash has always taken a backseat to the two cardinal rules for proper dental hygiene: brushing and flossing. But a recent study conducted by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine may change the attitude of many people about mouthwash.
Research continues to suggest that medical marijuana and CBD are effective in treating chronic pain as well as a variety of other conditions. These include sleep disorders, anxiety, chemotherapy-induced nausea and even seizure disorders. But recent studies suggest that cannabis may actually have the exact opposite effect when it comes to surgical and other acute pain.
Death of Menudo Member Anthony Galindo Ibarra is a Sad Reminder that the Covid-19 Pandemic Magnifies Suicide Risk Factors2 months ago
The recent death of former Menudo singer Anthony Galindo Ibarra, known as El Papi Joe, at the age of 41 shocked and saddened his fans and the music industry. He died six days after a suicide attempt. His family confirmed that he had been suffering from depression and was struggling with not being able to perform. They continued to say that this situation was made worse by the pandemic.
I was extremely sad to hear about the recent passing of actress Conchata Ferrell. The star of the popular sitcom Two and a Half Men reportedly died due to complications from a cardiac arrest “...after several months in poor health, beginning when she contracted a kidney infection in December. She fell ill again in May and spent several weeks in intensive care, later being transferred to a long-term care facility after suffering a heart attack.”
Aside from making us feel good, I cannot say enough how crucial sleep is to our overall health and wellbeing. To give you a bit more perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared sleep deprivation as a health crisis.
After surviving a heart attack, one of the last things on a person’s mind is probably sex! But according to a recent study conducted in Israel and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, sex may be a key component to include in your heart attack survival guide.
Having a baby is a magical journey, but pregnancy comes with risk and sometimes complications. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year, between two to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States are affected by gestational diabetes. Some pregnant women may also get a condition called preeclampsia.
As we’ve seen with the novel coronavirus, some people get gravely ill and may need supplemental oxygen while others experience very mild symptoms similar to a common cold or minor stomach bug. Age and having preexisting conditions such as obesity or lung or heart disease can definitely play a role in how sick you will be should you contract COVID-19, however, when comparing some cases it’s quite puzzling as to why one person gets very sick and the other does not.
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