Category Archives: Preventative screenings

News about ovarian cancer screening

There is a survival rate of up to 90% when ovarian cancer is caught early, compared with less than 30% if it is discovered in the later stages.  Unlike other cancers, the symptoms, such as pelvic and abdominal pain or … Continue reading

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Should I take statins?

Here’s some thought-provoking information about whether statins are useful or good for you!  What are the risks and alternatives?

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Ten Steps to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease

Go read this excellent article to avoid the BIG A!

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Dystextia an essential new way of diagnosing stroke!

Harvard scientists are reporting that a case of “dystextia” clued them in that a 25-year-old pregnant woman had suffered a stroke, and was in need of urgent medical care. Apparently, the inability to text correctly can be your very first … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS about going lactose-free!

My husband Mike suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and various other major health concerns, but we solved one of them this week! He has had stomach problems for the past few years and no doc could figure it out.  … Continue reading

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If you are serious about losing weight…

you MUST watch this 50 minute video! Just saw it last night: 10 Things You Need to Know to Lose Weight.

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SUPERBUGS!!!

Don’t miss this great summary of what’s happening with the superbugs these days!

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Dogs can help with PTSD!

Here’s a GREAT story about how specially-trained dogs are helping returning soldiers with their PTSD symptoms!

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Genes and colon cancer

UK researchers believe they have explained why some families are incredibly vulnerable to bowel cancer.  They have found two genes, which are passed from parent to child, that greatly increase the risk of a tumour forming. The study, published in … Continue reading

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Amazing and encouraging story…

for those who have had a bad cancer diagnosis lately, or those who just fear the BIG C! Here’s a GREAT article full of hope, inspiration and useful information!

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