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A Cancer Killer’s Story

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto / Thinkstock Dear Precious Person, I want to tell you my story. It’s a story of devastation, struggle, anguish, fear, pain, disappointment, healing, hope and joy. In August 2004, I was having trouble breathing and eating, so I went to a doctor.  An X-ray showed a mass on my left lung, so a biopsy […]

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Continually Increasing Cancer Costs a ‘Substantial Burden’ on the Economy

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto / Thinkstock The True Cost of Cancer Cancer, in its various forms, costs the United States more than $76 billion each year. This amount has been officially deemed a “substantial burden” on the economy by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. According to a 2004 study, nearly $61 billion is spent on direct costs. These costs […]

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Whitney, Michael, Heath, Who’s Next?

The shocking death of the pop star Whitney Houston brings prescription drug use and abuse into the spotlight once again. The deadly combination of Lorazepam, Diazepam, Xanax, and sleeping medications killed Houston in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. Clearly this is not an isolated event and is growing far too common in the life of […]

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12 Going On 21: Estrogen & Disease

Birth control pills (BCP’s) have been cited by Doctors to protect against breast cancer, heart disease and depression.  Hundreds of millions of women worldwide have taken the pill since the 1960’s believing that they were “safe and effective”.  What was once thought to be protective for one’s health has now been found to be disastrous […]

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America’s Drug of Choice: You’re Probably Already on It!

It has been found that teenagers who drink soda have more mental health conditions according to a new study.  The study published in the American Journal of Public Health surveyed 5,547 10th graders about their soda drinking habits, the results were mind popping. There was a radical increase in mental health indicators such as anxiousness, […]

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8 Health Tips to Live to 100

One of the largest determining factors in aging is not your genes, but the quality of your lifestyle. A recent study in the British Medical Journal demonstrated that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing four things: Engage in exercise and physical activity, eat five daily servings of fruit […]

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Big Pharma: Missionary or Mercenary?

In recent months Merck & Co. pleaded guilty to criminal misdemeanor charges in the illegal marketing of the painkiller Vioxx.  Vioxx has already been ordered to pay $4.85 billion to settle more than 50,000 heart attacks, strokes and deaths and another $1.9 billion for legal costs.  The most recent criminal charges forced them to pay […]

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Tebowing to Lose Weight

Weight loss goals commonly coincide with vacation plans, reunions and weddings.  In order to address the added pounds, there is a very critical component to success that is commonly overlooked.  If you start a weight loss program and begin to fall off track, it’s usually not your bulging belly or your expanding upper thighs that […]

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