Can you die from skin cancer? If you don't know someone in your circle who's been diagnosed and treated from skin cancer, you may have a preconception that skin cancer is treatable 100 percent of the time. But each type of skin cancer carries its own survival risks. Read More
People in Japan have a longer life expectancy and a significantly lower risk of several serious diseases compared to Americans, including cancer and heart disease.[1,2] Extensive research has looked at differences in the Japanese diet compared to the typical Western diet. Much of the interest has been on higher Read More
My family makes sure every year to have a large rhubarb crop in the garden for making rhubarb pie, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb sauce, and other delicious dishes. But not everyone knows that rhubarb is also one of the oldest and best-known Chinese herbal medicines. Certain species of this plant, like … Read More
You've heard the warnings about the dangers of skin cancer over and over again, and you know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun using sunscreen and clothing, but do you know what skin cancer symptoms to look for? Depending on your medical and family … Read More
Coffee has certainly had its fair share of negative attention. Many people who drink coffee do so with the feeling that their habit is a guilty pleasure, one they should probably cut back on. But is coffee bad for you after all? Not so fast.
We recently reported … Read More
The Rochester (MN) Epidemiology Project showed that diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the U.S. increased by 263 percent from the first recording period 30 years ago to the most recent decade recorded, 2000-2010. More than one million cases are reported each year.
Who is Susceptible?
Middle-aged and older adults are more … Read More
Spices like ginger, cinnamon, clove, and allspice add the characteristic flavor to many winter dishes and holiday favorites. But they don’t just benefit the taste of your food; they also offer a wide array of health benefits.
Ginger’s health-promoting qualities are due to compounds found in the root, including gingerol, shogoal, … Read More
The coleus plant, a member of the mint family, is popular for its use in gardening due to its brightly colored leaves of green and purple. But … Read More
If your doctor has determined that you’re experiencing prostate cancer symptoms and that your otherwise normal PSA levels are elevated, he likely will order a biopsy of tissue from the prostate gland.
Your doctor may elect to biopsy your prostate based on whether or not you have possible symptoms of prostate … Read More
We all know that sweets, desserts, baked goods, sodas, and other sugary foods aren’t necessarily our friends when it comes to staying healthy. Most often, we think of sweets being bad in terms of … Read More