Is Happiness the Real Fountain of Youth?

by Joe Lawrence September 5th, 2014 Aging Well
It has long been thought that being happy is good for the soul. Many even attribute the positive emotion to helping someone beat sickness more quickly as evident in the age old quote, "laughter is the best medicine." However, it is becoming more and more evident that happiness can increase longevity and boost immune systems.

It goes without saying, those who are more positive are less likely to worry about every potential pitfall of a situation and thus be less stressed on a daily basis. It is not uncommon to hear of a friend or coworker
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A New Leaf

by Lori Sciame September 1st, 2014 Health Observance, Men's Health
The cliche, turning over a new leaf, connects beautifully with autumn.  As the gold, orange, and red leaves fall from the trees, one can choose to think about the tiny buds that will take their place next spring instead.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but I propose that we should think of fall as a time for beginning again, and not as a time to curl up into a ball for hibernation.

For a man who has let his health go, now is the time to think about turning over a new leaf, one that will give
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Supplement Your Diet with Chia, Flax & Hemp

by R. Carnavale September 3rd, 2014 Diet There's an easy way to add a lot of nutrition to your diet--superfood supplements. Chia seed, flax seed and hemp are excellent sources of Omega-3 acids, magnesium and protein and are great for everybody, especially if you're a vegetarian, vegan and raw foodist. The supplements are often readily available at your local supermarket, drugstore or health food store. You can add these supplements to your food by spreading them on oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies or by mixing them into baked goods dough.

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Ask The Doctor

Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Dean Heller MD September 4th, 2014 Ask the Doctor
Q:  My father is 81 and was just diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His doctor is telling him that he shouldn't do anything at all and just watch to see if the cancer progresses.  He is in very good shape for his age, so I think he should be more aggressive.  I researched on the internet and there seems to be a number of options, some don't even seem so invasive.  What do you think?

A:  You are correct, there are many treatment options for prostate cancer.  These include:  surgery to remove the prostate cancer, radiation therapy,
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Remembering Your Monthly Self-exam

by Jessica B. September 2nd, 2014 Women's Health
womanIt can be tricky to remember to do your monthly beast self-exams, but they are important to make sure you detect any signs of possible breast cancer early. Here are some tips to make sure you do not forget this important health preventative measure.

1) Keep a sign in your shower – It may seem a bit strange, but one of the best ways to remember to give yourself a self-exam is by hanging a small sign on your shower. One of my employers gave these out to raise awareness for breast cancer, and it really
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