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Since the early 1990s, organic food has regained favor in mainstream America. This trend has increased as people are becoming more aware of potential health dangers from the use of toxic ...

Organic Foods 101: What You Should Know About What You're Eating

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You may not have this date marked on your calendar. Maybe you've never heard of National Garlic Day. If that's the case, we thought you might like to know that it's celebrated on April 19. No ...

National Garlic Day: Celebrate the Stinking Rose

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Researchers are testing a wearable device that could hold promise for newly diagnosed glioblastoma, the deadliest type of brain cancer. A major clinical trial was carried out at the University ...

Cap That Treats Glioblastoma Tumors May Extend Patients' Lives

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Feeling stressed and need a good workout, but can’t make it to the gym today? No worries — just have yourself a good laugh. Laughing won’t tone your thighs or shape your buttocks, but it can ...

Need a Pick-Me-Up? Have A Good Laugh

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Your circadian rhythm — that internal human clock that directs the 24-hour sleep-wake cycle — influences a lot more than when you go to bed and wake up. We knew that the circadian cycle ...

Make the Most of Your Brain's Circadian Rhythm

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Polio is a crippling virus that struck societal fear in the early to middle portion of the last century. It spread through North America and Europe like wildfire, leaving thousands of people — ...

Poliovirus Successfully Treats Deadly Brain Cancer in Research

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Imagine picking a red, ripe, juicy tomato off its vine, pulling up fresh carrots, and plucking tender sweet peas and corn for dinner tonight. And it's all as close as your back door. There’s ...

Want to Grow Your First Kitchen Garden? Dig In With These 10 Tips

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Play is one of the most important things children do. In fact, it may be the most important thing they can do, because it helps them learn about and understand their world. Research shows that ...

7 Sense-stimulating (and Budget-friendly) DIY Projects Kids Love

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Sponsored by: Main Line Health System There was a time, not so long ago, when patients felt that a colorectal cancer diagnosis meant a choice between death, and life with a colostomy bag. That ...

New Colorectal Cancer Treatments Have Better Patient Outcomes

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Am I too old to have a baby? That is a question that creates deep anxiety for some women every day. Aware that their biological clocks are ticking, many women find anguish in reluctantly ...

Am I Too Old To Have A Baby?

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Sponsored by: Main Line Health System Thousands of cancer cases yearly could be prevented by using a test that already exists, but would you believe that more than 40 percent of at-risk people ...

Preventing Colorectal Cancer is Possible with These Simple Steps

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Nobody likes to talk about his or her colon. Sure, it’s a very personal, and often uncomfortable subject. And that’s one reason why 132,700 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this ...

Protect Yourself From Colorectal Cancer: Don't Be Shy About It

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From fashion disaster to conversation faux pas, there’s plenty of things to worry about before a date. Your breath shouldn't be one of them. Yet, in a 2013 survey of Brits, more than half said ...

Get A Whiff of This! Nix Bad Breath with These 4 Tips

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Like baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, Americans love coffee. In fact, more Americans drank coffee than soft drinks in 2014, according to annual trends reported by the National Coffee Association. ...

5 Health Perks of Drinking Coffee

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When it comes to protecting children’s delicate skin against melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, some parents who rely on sunscreen may be getting a false sense of security according to ...

Children and Melanoma: Are Parents Doing Enough To Protect Them?

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Pregnant women with a history of anxiety that’s often accompanied by depression can face difficult and confusing choices about treating their symptoms with antidepressants, such as Prozac and ...

Not All Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Are Safe for Baby

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When it comes to beating cancer, health experts suggest that you get moving. Several recent studies have shown that higher levels of physical activity are associated with a reduced risk of ...

After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Why You Should Keep Moving

Sponsored by: MyOCJourney Receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis impacts all areas of your life. The physical and emotional effects can be substantial and overwhelming, which is why it’s ...

The Importance of A Strong Support Network During Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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Although it's a rare condition, multiple myeloma is the second most common type of blood cancer. It begins in a type of white blood cells called plasma cells. Plasma cells are part of your immune ...

3-Drug Combination Gives Multiple Myeloma Survivors Hope: Study

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Early in her career, Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was stunned to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical remission. Radical ...

9 Things Cancer Survivors Do To Reach Remission

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Age, smoking, obesity and sedentary lifestyles are well known causes for many types of cancer. Recent research, though, has uncovered some everyday things you probably had no idea pose a cancer ...

7 Things You Probably Had No Idea Can Cause Cancer

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The potential link between wearing a bra and developing breast cancer has long been the subject of chain emails, water cooler chats and whispered rumors. While most women relish the thought of ...

No, Your Bra Won’t Give You Cancer According to Study

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You start off the new school with good intentions, but it doesn't take long before packing creative and wholesome lunches for Johnny and Sue becomes a daunting exercise. Before long, you’re ...

What’s in Your Kids’ Lunch Boxes?

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Ahhh summertime, and the living is easy ... Well, maybe. On the one hand, summer can mean lazy days on the porch with a glass of lemonade or digging your toes in the sand while sipping ...

Did Summer Wear You Out? Recharge Yourself for Fall

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A medicine developed during the Victorian era could well prove to be one of mankind’s greatest discoveries. And chances are, you have it in your medicine chest right now. Aspirin, or ...

Aspirin May Prevent Cancer According to 3 New Studies

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Just because you’re female, you have a 33 percent chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in your life. Those odds pretty much stink, especially when lifestyle choices, your ...

Birth Control or Exercise: Which One Lowers Breast Cancer Risk?

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Some cancer patients being treated with an intravenous chemotherapy drug have reported feeling drunk during treatment, with symptoms lasting up to several hours post-treatment, according to a new ...

Some Patients Unintentionally ‘Tie One On’ during Chemotherapy

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There’s a lot of excitement being generated around tocotrienols, members of the Vitamin E family that some research has shown to have tremendous health benefits. Emerging studies suggest that ...

Fats that Heal: Fighting Cancer with Vitamin E in Tropical Oils

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Although researchers don’t exactly understand the role depression plays in a person’s overall cancer survival, a new study looking at prostate cancer in men offers more light. A number of ...

Combination of Prostate Cancer and Depression Obstructs Healing

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In our modern data-driven, information-gathering, tech-savvy world, is it any surprise that companies are devising computing products that seamlessly weave into our daily lives? Health and ...

Rise and 'Shine': The Wear-Everywhere Fitness Tracker is Here

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Tamoxifen is the oldest and most prescribed hormone therapy drug used to treat advanced breast cancer in men and women, and early estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer in women. ...

Gel Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Rivals Tablets, Less Side Effects

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A historic number of Americans — some 14.5 million — diagnosed with cancer are surviving the disease, and survivorship is expected to grow to 19 million by 2024, according to a new report by the ...

More Americans are Surviving Cancer, Numbers Expected to Increase

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A teething baby is part of a new parent's first 'trial by fire'. There's the hours of crankiness, low-level fevers, constant drooling and the urge to gnaw on everything — even the family ...

Teething Medications Pose Danger to Baby, FDA Says

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Children and adolescents diagnosed prior to 1970 with cancer were given little hope of reaching their 19th birthday. Improved treatments over the last four decades have dramatically increased ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have More Serious Health Conditions

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We've been told and have believed for some time, that antioxidants reduce the risk of several health conditions by helping taxed cells in the body minimize or repair the adverse effects of free ...

Your Vitamin Supplements Could Be Harming Your Health

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Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer type in the United States and it’s becoming increasingly more so, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which in 2011 launched an aggressive ...

FDA: More Options for Treating Dangerous Skin Cancers

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Severe childhood and teenage sunburns are more than twice as likely to lead to skin cancer as severe sunburns later in life. Get five or more blistering sunburns before age 20 and your risk could ...

Severe Childhood and Adolescent Sunburns Raise Skin Cancer Risk

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In a youth-obsessed society, growing old is something women learn to view with consternation, along with the lines, wrinkles and age spots that often accompany it. But Botox aside, aging is a fact ...

9 Tips to Love the Skin You’re In

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For many people, the thought of worms and other parasites living inside the human gut tops the gross-factor list. Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned ...

Parasitic Infection Drug May Hold Cure for Some Cancers

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Forgot where you put the car keys? Can’t remember what you ate for lunch? Try taking a brisk walk. A new study adds to a growing consensus that getting too little aerobic exercise negatively ...

Memory Lapses? Young Brains Need a Fitness Plan Too

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When it comes to preparing financially for retirement, there’s an obvious gender gap. Women live longer, have lower lifetime earnings, and are more likely to outlive some retirement sources ...

Planning Retirement? What We as Women Need to Know to Live Well

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A cervical cancer screening test approved in April by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being hailed as the only first-line tool that will be able to prevent cervical cancer development by ...

FDA Approves Alternative Cervical Cancer Screening Test

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Pregnant women have long been counseled to maintain proper nutrition. What you eat during those nine months can have lasting effects on your baby. But what about before you are pregnant? Can ...

Want to Get Pregnant? Your Diet At Conception Alters Baby’s Genes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new rule that would extend the federal agency’s authority to regulate electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine ...

FDA Eyes Regulating E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Under Proposed Rule

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A common gene found in organisms as diverse as worms to humans is offering valuable clues to the origins of kidney development. It could have implications for children with kidney cancer and ...

Gene May Offer Hope for Childhood Cancer and Adult Kidney Failure

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Consumers in search of a bargain are heading online for everything from vacation accommodations to electronics, home loans to handyman services, and even that perfect little black dress. But ...

Patients Finding Medical Deals with Online Auction

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One of the challenges cancer patients face when undergoing chemotherapy is that the drug indiscriminately targets cells inside the body. Healthy cells, such as those that line your mouth and ...

Fighting Cancer with Fewer Side Effects

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Two futuristic devices on the horizon could profoundly change women’s health by making screening for two common cancers more accessible and easy to use at home. These burgeoning technologies ...

Two Breakthrough Devices Let Women Screen for Cancer at Home

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The number of new melanoma cases, the most serious form of skin cancer, have been increasing each year for the last 30 years, to include more young people from 15-29 years of age. By 2015, the ...

Taking on Cancer that 'Creeps Along Blood Vessels like Spiders'

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A Skin Cancer Diagnosis Before Age 25 Puts You at Higher Risk for 29 Other Types For much of North America, the record cold winter of 2013-14 will be one for the history books. Now that signs ...

3 Revelations that Could Affect Your Spring Break