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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, maybe you just enjoyed food that was too spicy or acidic, but such indigestion could be a major … Read More

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 hygiene products, can lead to the development of cancer and liver fibrosis. The study, led by University of … Read More

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 aren’t familiar with the term Movember, let me explain: The month of November is dedicated to men supporting … Read More

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 change his diet, cut down on the salt and saturated fat, and make sure to get regular exercise…. Read More

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 over 60 will develop an enlarged prostate. After 85, this number rises to 95 percent. So odds are … Read More

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 of the needle, knowing your blood type is more important than you may realize. So the next time … Read More

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 like to believe. But since when did brushing your teeth become dangerous to your health?

A report by … Read More

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 a public health epidemic, taking a toll on our health care system. The agency has increased its surveillance of … Read More

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 could the popular painkiller have a role in cancer prevention as well?

A new study indicates that long-term … Read More

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 slightly prolong the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer.

Researchers collected data on roughly 2,300 people diagnosed … Read More

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 new study is now suggesting that poverty may have something to do with certain types of cancer, too…. Read More

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 & Metabolism (JCEM) has revealed that cancer patients who have higher levels of vitamin D when they are … Read More

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 procedure done, says the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. But if the ultimate aim is to fight … Read More

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 is understandable, because it’s no secret that North American society puts a premium on tall men. The average … Read More

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 carrots (those raw crunchy sticks are great with dip!), you won’t be able to see through walls, Superman-style, … Read More

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 protecting yourself and others by doing so, but the odds are you’re not washing your hands properly, new … Read More

Eat Less To Prolong Your Life

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Dr. Victor Marchione shares his views on controversial new food theory

Here you are, trying … Read More

Diabetes Drugs May Combat Cancer

118396206Diabetes drugs like metformin have already improved and saved the lives of those who have that increasingly common condition, but new research shows that they might also have a role to play in the fight against cancer.

This is not the first time biguanides, a class of drugs used to treat diabetes, has been associated with cancer-fighting potential, … Read More

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