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Eat Your Cabbage!

by Kimberly Hays December 5th, 2014 Diet
Cabbage is an often overlooked superfood that has so many health benefits that it shouldn't be overlooked. For instance, did you know that cabbage has more vitamin C than oranges? This can help ward off infections and help the body to heal quickly. That’s good to know in winter when illnesses are at their peak. Also, cabbage can help you lose weight because of its high fiber content that will help you to feel full longer. It is also full of antioxidants that will help your body get rid of free radicals that can be cancer causing. To learn
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Your Job and Birth Defects

by Lori Sciame December 4th, 2014 Health Observance, Men's Health
Current research shows that women aren't the only ones who need to be concerned about having a healthy pregnancy.  Several major studies prove that men should be proactive with their health when deciding to start a family as well.  For instance, a man needs to develop healthy eating habits and steer clear of all drugs and alcohol BEFORE fathering a child.

However, information provided by the North Carolina Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention suggests a man must do even more to ensure a healthy birth outcome.  This is because research by this team of professionals implicates a man's
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Take the Offensive Against Stress

by Joe Lawrence December 3rd, 2014 Aging Well Stress is inevitable. Every single man, woman, and child will experience stress in their lives. In fact, in many surveys those asked say they have recently (past six months or sooner) experienced major stressors. We cannot hide from stress, but we can avoid it taking control of our lives.

For years we have been taught that stress is dangerous and that you need to avoid stress. This did not pan out well, because we quickly learned stress is unavoidable. Schools of thought such as this actually harmed our psyche, because it made us fear stress.

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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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Popcorn as a Healthy Snack

by Bea December 1st, 2014 Diet
popcorn (2) (400x400)While the popcorn that you get at the movie theater is not exactly the healthiest option, plain popcorn is actually a great choice when it comes to eating a healthy snack. According to a chemist at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, plain popcorn has some great health benefits! In comparison to most other snacks, popcorn actually has more fiber, more antioxidants, less calories, and less fat. One of the best benefits of popcorn is its high level of healthy antioxidants called polyphenols.

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