Breast Cancer Prevention Through Exercise

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Women who exercise regularly during their younger years are 23 percent less likely to develop breast cancer as adults, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers questioned 65,000 female nurses between the ages… Read more »

Cell Phones May Affect Fertility

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Keeping a cell phone on talk mode in a pocket can decrease sperm quality, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic. “We believe that these devices are used because we consider them very safe, but it could cause harmful effects due to the proximity of the phones and the exposure that they are causing… Read more »

Fun Facts…

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A simple answer to a painful problem. Gallstone-related disorders are common and costly, but preventive measures are largely unexplored. Lifestyle risk factors include physical activity, obesity/overweight, and diet. Increasing consumption of magnesium appears to decrease the risk of symptomatic gallstones in men. Institute for Progressive Medicine offers both Magnesium Citrate capsules and Reacted Cal-Mag, our… Read more »

Fun Facts…

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Building a better brain. A new UK study found that older people with higher levels of vitamin B12 were six times less likely to experience brain volume loss, leading the researchers to suggest that the vitamin may protect against brain shrinkage, which is linked to reduced cognitive function. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a recognized public… Read more »

Pre-diabetes is Worth Treating

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Source: Valerie Ulene, New York Times, September 8, 2008 Simple lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight loss and improved diet are often enough to bring blood glucose levels down to normal. Millions of Americans fall in between normal blood glucose levels and diabetic. Treatment, including exercise, better diet and weight loss, may prevent the full-on… Read more »

Connection Between Prescription Drugs, Suicide Studied

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Cody Miller was a high school football player who was allergic to ragweed. Douglas Briggs was a doctor coping with pain from an old back injury. Both are now dead, hanging victims driven to suicide, their families believe, when drugs prescribed to relieve physical symptoms upset their mental and emotional balance. Federal drug regulators are… Read more »

Drug-Supplement Interactions: How Common and How Harmful?

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It is a common mantra within the medical establishment that the wide availability of dietary supplements will lead to numerous adverse events and will result in harmful interactions with pharmaceutical drugs. Since First Do No Harm is at the heart of every clinicianÂ’s oath, this concern should never be dismissed. Recent evidence published by the… Read more »

Back to School: Kids and the Softdrink Connection

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It is no secret that the health of the next generation of Americans is in jeopardy. While there has been an enormous push to educate parents, children, healthcare professionals, educators and communities about these dangers, little progress has been achieved to combat obesity and sedentary living amongst our youth. Changing dietary patterns in a free… Read more »