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Alzheimer’s and Men’s Health

by Lori Sciame November 8th, 2019 | Health Observance, Men's Health
Alzheimer's is a disease that causes the brain to shrink.  In essence, the disease robs one of his ability to think clearly.  An article in HealthDay Reporter by Denise Mann suggests that although Alzheimer's affects both men and women, the disease progresses differently in each sex. She states, "men seemed to have more problems with their thinking ability when diagnosed with Alzheimer's than their female counterparts did. What's more, men and women lost gray matter in different areas of their brain."  While it's too early to tell why there is a difference between the sexes, one thing remains clear:
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Can Life Return to Normal After Cancer?

by Joe Lawrence October 25th, 2019 | Aging Well, Health Observance
Many people ponder this question at some point. The answer usually evolves into, "Why would I want to return to that 'normal'?"

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen states it well as, "Cancer can shuffle our values like a deck of cards...the bottom of our deck turns out to be the top card." Most breast cancer patients (and other forms) are knocked so far out of the daily grind they had fallen into prior to cancer, they have no choice but to reflect on life. When faced with possibility of dying, people receive many revelations about how they have lived.

Priorities of getting
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Immune System Importance During Cancer Treatment

by Joe Lawrence October 18th, 2019 | Health Observance, Vitamins
Our bodies have an amazing immune system...most of the time. It is designed to thwart off bacteria before it enters our body and then attack what makes it past the outer defenses. However, when undergoing cancer treatment the integrity of this system is severely compromised, but there are some things we can do to help though.

***Disclaimer - consult your doctor before making any changes in diet**

Our body's first line of defense is our skin as it keeps bacteria from entering the body. When we get an IV drip or a wound from surgery or anything else, a pathway is
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Food Does Not Equal Love

by Lori Sciame August 23rd, 2019 | Health Observance, Relationships
Moms and dads, please take this advice to heart: food does not equal love.  A candy bar given to a young child after a fall, or a banana split each day after school to celebrate another day of learning may seem harmless enough, but when food becomes a symbol of comfort and/or love to a child, then serious problems may occur.

Do you remember the stereotypical Italian mom who constantly begs her child to eat...anything and everything?  Pasta, sauce, bread, meatballs, sausage...she fills the child's plate again and again.  Although this example seems extreme, sadly, many parents still adhere to
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Foods to Help Arthritis

by Kimberly Hays August 16th, 2019 | Common Conditions, Health Observance
As many as 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation,” and it is caused by several factors including genetics, environment, age, obesity, and age. Treatment for arthritis includes weight loss, physical therapy, assistive aids, physical activity, and medication to relieve the pain. A person with arthritis needs to learn self-management skills to help in their treatment, and besides regular exercise, a healthy diet is essential. Here we will look at some of the best food choices to help if you or a loved one has arthritis.

Foods That Contain Sulphur –Vegetables like asparagus, onions, garlic, and
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.