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September is National Yoga Month

September 1, 2014 by

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Although yoga has been a trend for years, It is such a complex practice, that speaking in Sanscrit is only part of it.   Iyengar, Ashtanga, yin (which speaks Chinese, not Sanscrit)–hot yoga, power yoga, peace yoga, and more,  While it takes work to master, anyone can get started;  observe the photo: man attempting Warrior […]

Media Hype: “Wonder Drugs” and Other Bridges For Sale

October 14, 2013 by

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I suppose it’d be nice to think we could trust the media when it came to presenting medical issues. Although, come to think of it, it’s kind of hard to trust them on all that much else [think: "The government is full of vampires, and they are trying to suck the lifeblood out of the economy."--From […]

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

September 2, 2013 by

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My mother has half a neck (missing the right sterno-cleito-mastoid muscle). She’s quite a stunning woman, tall, shapely, and she holds herself with a certain presence. With her grace and pride and sharp intelligence, she might almost be intimidating to an insecure person who first meets her, and it’s the rare person who notices this […]

Cervical Cancer? Yup, an App For That, Too–But Is It Any Good?

September 3, 2012 by

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Given that it’s Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, with cervical cancer claiming its spot as the most common of these cancers, I began to wonder what the app world is doing for awareness and prevention. Better and more sophisticated applications for diabetes monitoring seem to appear fast and furious these days, with new and more innovative […]

September is Cancer Awareness Month For Five Cancers. . .

August 30, 2012 by

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September is Cancer Awareness Month for: Gynecologic cancer, Ovarian cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Prostate cancer, and Thyroid cancer. Know the facts about each, and think about taking some of the suggested actions to support awareness. As the infographic shows–Cancer touches everyone. It’s important that we take the opportunity these Awareness months offer to learn what preventative […]

Early Abuse Weakens Adult Response to Skin Cancer

August 28, 2012 by

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Clearly growing up with abusive parents is no great shakes no matter how you look at it. Early abuse has been correlated with later-life depression, stunted brain development, anxiety, alcohol abuse–and I’m just getting started. But, even knowing how damaging early childhood abuse is, a study caught my eye that surprised me, and brought home […]

The Drug That’s Getting a Second Chance: Thioridazine and Cancer Stem Cells

June 25, 2012 by

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Even when still available, Thioridazine was anything but a first-line drug in treating psychosis or schizophrenia–and that was before it was withdrawn from the market. In the class of the first-generation or ‘typical’ antipsychotics, its main purpose was to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia–but the National Institute of Health felt it was dangerous enough that they […]

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