April 10, 2017

Why does cancer risk increase as we get older?

Of all of cancer’s many riddles and mysteries, one fact remains consistent across almost all types of the disease: The risk of getting cancer increases with age. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the median patient age at the time of a cancer diagnosis is 66. “Advancing age is the most important risk factor […]

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March 13, 2017

11 Tips for Green Spring Cleaning

With spring just around the corner, bringing in fresh air and getting rid of dust and winter dirt may be on your to-do list. But before you rush to start your spring cleaning done, it’s important to know which cleaning products are safest to use. Many household cleaners contain toxic ingredients, and the U.S. Environmental […]

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January 11, 2017

The Truth About Sugar

The U.S. is a nation with a sweet tooth, with the average American eating about 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Unlike the naturally occurring sugars found in nutrient-dense foods like whole fruit, added sugars in the U.S. diet come primarily from soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, grain-based desserts like cookies and cakes, candy and […]

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December 12, 2016

Celebrate with Mocktails, not Cocktails

Wine, champagne, winter lagers, and festive cocktails — celebrating the holidays often includes libations special to the season. But do these spirited drinks increase your risk of cancer? A new analysis shows a direct link between alcohol and seven types of cancer may have you reconsidering that next beer. The study, published in the scientific […]

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December 9, 2016

Taking GERD Out of Your Holidays

The holiday season, the time of year from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day can also be called the eating season. Although delicious, this time of year can be particularly difficult for digestion, especially if you experience reflux regularly. What causes reflux? Reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter is weak or relaxes, allowing acid from […]

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October 10, 2016

Who Should Be Screened for the Breast Cancer Gene?

After Mary-Claire King, the woman who discovered BRCA1, recently recommended broader genetic testing for breast cancer, some women may be wondering: “Should I be screened for the breast cancer gene?” This recommendation is based on new research suggesting that all women, regardless of their risk factors, should be screened for the breast cancer gene. Previously, […]

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October 7, 2016

7 Food Supplements Cancer Patients Should Avoid

Natural supplements—the very words sound healthy. Many times, they are. Adding vitamins, minerals and other natural remedies to your daily regimen can boost some people’s immune system, energy level and overall health. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and especially if you are undergoing treatment, certain supplements may actually harm you. Some may even […]

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September 14, 2016

Simple Lifestyle Habit May Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A growing body of research suggests staying active may help women reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. About one in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. In one study, researchers analyzed data from nine studies and found chronic inactivity was associated with ovarian cancer.  Compared […]

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September 13, 2016

Add tomatoes to your diet to help prevent prostate cancer

Preventing prostate cancer could start with a simple tomato. Add to that some tomato juice, tomato sauce and baked beans and you’ll have a recipe for prevention, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers found that eating at least 10 servings of fresh or cooked tomatoes per week reduces the risk […]

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August 4, 2016

Fighting Fluid

Lymphedema is a disorder marked by swelling when fluid accumulates underneath the skin. This condition occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or experience trauma, which prevents the lymphatic system from functioning properly. The result is blockages that impair fluid circulation and drainage.1 Predicting who will and won’t develop the disorder can be tricky. Cancer that […]

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