Tag Archives: Preventative Healthcare

The Coconut Oil Rage – Is There Any Merit?

You have probably heard it, seen it, and read it as much as I have: the hype about coconut oil. From Dr. Oz to Oprah and just about everyone else in between, people have been singing the praises of the … read more »

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Constipation – The Trouble With Laxatives

Constipation is often a taboo topic, with embarrassment causing people to be silent about their own suffering. Yet it affects over 4 million people in the US, and drives $500 million in sales of laxatives in the US every year.  … read more »

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Can Eating Healthy Fats Help Prevent Prostate Cancer?

While discussions of healthy fats usually center on heart health, a recent study links those same fats to the prostate. Published in Jama Internal Medicine online in June, the study followed the lives of 4,577 men from 1986 to 2010. … read more »

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Autism And Smog – Is There A Connection?

Is there a connection with autism and the polluted air we breathe? While we cannot prove it yet, we do know that autism is on the rise in the United States, and recent research seems to draw a correlation to … read more »

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Breast Milk Not Just For Babies Anymore: Breast Milk Used To Fight Cancer

The health benefits of nursing infants are well documented and have been widely known for decades. Recently, however, researchers have been targeting the benefits of “liquid gold,” as it has been coined, for adults.  Consuming just a few ounces of … read more »

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New Pancreatic Cancer Screening Revolutionizes The Way Scientists Approach Cancer Testing

15-year-old Jack Andraka won the $75,000 grand prize at last year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his pancreatic cancer research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The young prodigy developed a dipstick sensor that detects high levels of mesothelin … read more »

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