May
23
2012

Skin cancers have very minimal, if any symptoms. Itching of a pigmented spot may be a symptom of the development of malignant melanoma. Basal cell cancers and squamous cell cancers are usually asymptomatic but alert you to their presence by growth, crusting or roughness. Read the entire post…

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May
21
2012

WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine. Part 2

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A newly instituted membership program, costing anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 for the baseline data, then $5,000 yearly for all retesting, doctor time and access to the facility, gives patients the option of long-term care. Read the entire post…

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May
21
2012

WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine. Part 1

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Turning Wellness Inside-Out

The most obvious benefits of exercise, inches lost and muscle gained, are appreciable in a good, old-fashioned mirror. Fitness facilities are covered with them, floor to ceiling, wall to wall. But at the WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine in La Quinta, Calif., people appreciate their fitness progress in a different way: by monitoring changes exercise brings about inside their bodies. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 3

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The Arthritis Foundation recommends that folks with arthritis eat a balanced, healthy diet that includes a variety of foods low in fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt. Studies indicate diet may change the way the immune system reacts in certain kinds of arthritis that involve inflammation. Eating foods high in unsaturated fatty acids, called Omega 3 fatty acids, can help lessen inflammation. Foods that contain these acids include cold water fish like cod, halibut and tuna. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 2

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Symptoms usually start in the hands or feet — but can affect almost any joint. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease — it causes the body to turn on itself by attacking healthy parts of the body. Nearly one-quarter of folks with rheumatoid arthritis develop rheumatic nodules — lumps under the skin caused by inflamed blood vessels — which can be surgically removed. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 1

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Arthritis is a pain.
It’s also aches, stiffness and inflamed joints. At least 26 million women of all ages have some type of arthritis — that’s nearly two-thirds of all Americans living with the disease. Right now, researchers are hard pressed to say why women are so hard hit by certain types of the more than 100 different — and sometimes life-threatening — types of arthritis. Some say genetics, others are considering environment and some are suggesting a link to the hormone estrogen. Read the entire post…

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May
02
2012

If you were unconscious and in a coma (or recovering from the coma) for several weeks following the accident, your mind may not have been able to process and store your experiences. In short, it may very well be that there is no memory of your accident that you CAN retrieve … at least, not in ways currently understood by mainstream science. Read the entire post…

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May
02
2012

Q.My question is about retrograde amnesia. Eighteen years ago, while riding a bike, I was hammered by an oncoming jeep. I broke many bones and lay in a coma for two weeks. I have no memory of the accident, from the night before to six weeks after. Only a brief flash of a moment, when I was out on the bike, stands out in my mind. I did experience post-traumatic stress attacks for 13 years, but after I returned to the site of the accident, I brought closure to it and no longer experience such attacks. Read the entire post…

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May
02
2012

Side effects from chemotherapy can vary from person to person, and depend on the drugs given and the doses received. While receiving chemotherapy, some patients may get infections, have less energy, lose their hair and experience a loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting. The doctor may prescribe medications to help ease these side effects, which go away after treatment is over. Read the entire post…

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