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Thinning Hair Can Have Myriad Causes

Thinning Hair Can Have Myriad Causes

Forget using the hair you see in your hairbrush or bathroom sink as a gauge of thinning hair.  It’s normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, says the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA). What makes thinning hair diagnosable is evidence of bald patches and sections

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Getting a cancer diagnosis is distressing enough, but for some people, concerns about treating the cancer with chemotherapy can be equally as troubling.

A woman might worry about how chemotherapy for breast cancer may cause hair loss or otherwise alter her appearance. Or a man might be concerned about how chemotherapy

Tailoring Treatments to Specific Types of Breast Cancer

When it comes to breast cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many types of breast cancers and many kinds of treatments.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” says Anne Moore, MD, medical director of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, a noted researcher, and a

Coenzyme Q10: Miracle Nutrient or Merely Promising?

Proponents say it boosts energy levels and endurance, enhances the immune system, strengthens and protects the heart, normalizes blood pressure, protects against free-radicals, aids weight-loss, reverses premature aging, even stops cancer in its

Wading Through the Murky Maze of Bottled Waters

Last year Americans downed enough bottled water to fill 2,940 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Why the record amount? Concern over the safety of tap water has many spurning the spout. Others simply desire a

Ginger and Chemo May Not Mix

Ginger can do wonders for upset stomachs and nausea. (See EN, May 1996.) But if you’re experiencing nausea and vomiting as a side effect of cancer chemotherapy and your platelet count has plummeted, reaching for the

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