When it comes to leading a long, healthy life, it’s important not to take things for granted. Some people might prefer to spend their time sitting on the couch in front of the television, but not taking advantage of your ability to take a stroll around the block now could
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Bored with broccoli? Had it up to here with green beans and asparagus? Seen enough carrots and peas to last a lifetime? Maybe you need to branch out a little in the produce aisle.
“Some often-overlooked vegetables deserve a second glance for their nutritional benefits,” says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, Tufts
More evidence that coffee—once thought of as bad for you—is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a
There was a time when receiving a cancer diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. Any treatment with chemotherapy or radiation could only postpone the inevitable, and only for a relatively short time. Today, that statement no longer holds true for many cancers, including lymphoma, as evidenced by the fact
Many years ago, stomach cancer was among the most lethal forms of cancer in the United States. Today, though, the disease is less common in the U.S., although it remains a leading cause of cancer death in less developed parts of the world.
Stomach cancer often begins as precancerous changes in
Heart Disease Remains A #1 Health Threat.
The mortality rate from heart disease has fallen 40 percent since 2001. Nevertheless, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, said the American Heart Association in its latest update, published December 17, 2014 in its journal Circulation. Every day,
An estimated 761,659 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, lymphoma, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Lymphoma is not just one disease, but rather two distinctive forms of cancer with many subtypes. As such, the answer to the question of “What
Advances in medical, radiation, and surgical treatments are extending the lives of many women with breast cancer. But as survival rates increase and more and more women live longer, they also face the possibility of experiencing delayed side effects from their cancer treatments. Among these potential side effects is lymphedema,
It’s normal to feel anxiety symptoms when diagnosed with a serious disease. Some drugs can also produce anxiety—both legal drugs that are used to treat certain medical conditions and street drugs used recreationally.
Several medical conditions produce biological changes in the body that can result in anxiety symptoms. These include:
Nitrates in processed meats, like bacon, ham, deli meats, sausages, and beef jerky, have been scrutinized and vilified since the 1970s. Nitrates (in the form of sodium nitrate) are added to most processed meats to “cure” or preserve them, giving them their characteristic color and taste, while preventing contamination, particularly