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Your heartburn could be a sign of something more serious

Your heartburn could be a sign of something more seriousI’m sure at some point you’ve experience that burning sensation after a meal. It’s uncomfortable and also a nuisance, but you pop an antacid and that burning feeling fades away.

You may never have been too concerned about it before, …

Why washing your hands could be harming this organ

CANCER, LIVER, CANCER, LIVERSure, washing our hands or hair may not top the lengthy list of things that may be detrimental to our health. But it should!

A new study reveals that long-term exposure to triclosan, an antimicrobial agent mostly found in personal …

Cut your risk of this disease with this daily drink…

Prostate, cancer, prostate, CANCERYou may have noticed that men are looking so clean-shaven these days!

While some men like to let their facial hair fill in for extra warmth during the colder season, others have just shaven off their “Movember” moustaches.

If you …

Odds are you won’t die from this disease after all…

cancer, heart disease

This may be a familiar story: A man in his 70s has taken blood pressure medication since he was 50 because of high blood pressure and the associated risk of heart disease.

At 50, the man was also told to …

If you’re eating this, your prostate is at risk

prostate, healthIf you’re concerned about your prostate, your doctor may have already told you about the benefits of broccoli, tomatoes, whole grains and vitamin E.

If you’re not concerned, you should be! The Mayo Clinic says 50 percent of men …

Next time you get blood work, ask this one question

blood, heartMaybe you are the type of person who isn’t in a rush when it comes time to have your blood taken. You wouldn’t be alone. The idea can make the best of us a little queasy.

Regardless of any fears …

Warning on this popular type of toothpaste

Cancer, FDAGood oral hygiene is a habit that can be easily overlooked, but that doesn’t mean it is any less important for you. The twice daily brushing (plus flossing) regimen keeps tooth decay and gum disease at bay.

Or so we’d …

When snoring means something more serious…

cancer, sleepWhen you’re not getting proper sleep, the side-effects can be less than pleasant, with low energy, low mood and a lowered immune system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep …

The one daily pill that fights deadly illness

cancer, preventionThere has been a lot of talk for and against the use of aspirin over the years. You have likely heard about an aspirin a day recommended for prevention of heart attack and, of course, for proven pain relief.

But …

This everyday food helps fight the war on cancer

colon cancer, dietDid you know that a diet high in dairy might just increase colon cancer survival?

New research by the American Cancer Society, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reveals that a diet rich in dairy products may …

You’re prone to cancer if you live in one of these areas

cancer, heart disease, cancerMost of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.

But a …

Cancer survival rates increase with vitamin D?

cancer, vitamin dVitamin D, well-known as the sunshine vitamin for a positive mood boost, has another hefty benefit that could mean big things for those who have cancer.

A new study conducted and published by the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology

Unnecessary mastectomy on the rise?

breast cancer, preventionDespite the fact that mastectomy is an invasive surgery with a difficult recovery, many women continue to choose it as the “safe bet” when faced with breast cancer.

In fact, about 70 percent of breast cancer patients will have the …

Why height may not be on your side

AGING, LIVE LONGERShorter men might never have an NBA career, but they may have a real advantage when it comes to aging. New research shows they may live longer than their taller friends. I, for one, am happy to hear it!

Skepticism …

Another Good Reason To Raise A Glass Of Red Wine…

shutterstock_146825057How many of us have heard this before: “Eat your carrots! They’re good for your eyes…”

Well, your mother wouldn’t steer you wrong. The old dinner table refrain is true to a certain extent. If you suddenly consume lots of …

Germ Alert: 95% Not Doing One Necessary Thing

WASH HANDSAre you concerned about the spread of germs?

Well, you should be, flu season or not.

Proper hand washing is one of the top preventative strategies to not get sick. But wait: You’re likely thinking you’re killing those germs and …

Eat Less To Prolong Your Life

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