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New harm found from mammograms

October 10, 2015

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New harm found from mammograms by Mary Budinger —  A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, titled “Long-term Psychosocial Consequences of False-positive Screening Mammography,” spotlights an underreported harm of mammography breast screening — the very real and lasting trauma associated with a false-positive diagnosis of breast cancer. Researchers found that “Six months […]

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Beautiful breasts forever!

January 21, 2014

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by Julia Busch —  While great for the heart, regular workouts can be rough on the breasts. Even walking can cause stress for fuller figures. Lacking muscle, breast tissue succumbs to gravity, but self-massage, undertaken daily, can lift, round and enhance your natural form. In addition to self-massage, cold-pressed vegetable oil, (e.g., sweet almond), laced […]

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Women: Here is one more reason to exercise

July 21, 2013

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  Ladies, you still cannot think of a valid reason to exercise? How about warding off breast cancer, which will be diagnosed in an estimated 200,000 women in the U.S. in 2005 alone? Researchers examined more than 170 postmenopausal women for one year and found those who engaged in consistent, moderate […]

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Do mastectomies prevent breast cancer?

July 8, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  It is almost fashionable now in Hollywood to preempt a possible diagnosis of breast cancer in the future with a radical mastectomy — prophylactic removal of both breasts. Does it work? The scientific data do not match the hype. A tiny percentage of American men and women are thought to carry […]

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Reasonable treatment for an enlarged prostate

September 16, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  The prostate gland completely surrounds the urethra, making it the single most troublesome gland of the male reproductive system. When the prostate becomes enlarged, as it tends to do starting around age 30, it presses on the urethra, causing obstruction of urine flow, diminished urinary stream and sometimes complete urinary […]

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Women are getting fewer mammograms

September 4, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A study by the Mayo Clinic has found that fewer women in their 40s are getting screening mammograms since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that screening mammograms start at age 50 instead of 40. Mayo Clinic researchers found that screening mammography rates for women aged 40 to 49 […]

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Health updates

July 12, 2012

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The following is new information regarding Himalayan salt crystal lamps and the benefits of sunlight on cancer. Himalayan salt crystal lamps Three hundred million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the area that would become the Himalayan mountain range. The salt of that unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations, which now yield […]

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Firestorm erupts over new mammography recommendations

February 27, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  New guidelines released mid-November by the Preventive Services Task Force call for fewer mammography screenings. Most women should now forgo routine mammograms if they are in their 40s. Starting at age 50, the new guidelines call for 10 mammograms in a lifetime, one every two years. The task force said that […]

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Is breast or ovarian cancer in your family?

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Knowing your risk of contracting cancer can better prepare you to take the steps necessary to reduce the chance of being diagnosed. Even better than early detection are new tests that can detail the inherited risks people may have for certain cancers. One such test now available is BRACanalysis® — […]

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Advances in cancer treatment

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  The conventional treatment for cancer is the familiar trio of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Oncologists are trained to apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the chemo, then send their patients home to cross their fingers and hope for the best. This is the American standard of care. Several studies have done […]

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Breast cancer: Awareness or prevention?

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  Every fall, the landscape turns pink as throngs of women don running shoes in the hope of curing breast cancer. Yet, the money generated from these endeavors has not been shown to impact the fact that one in eight women still gets breast cancer. Earlier this year, the President’s Cancer […]

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Learn self breast massage for breast health

February 25, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  The human female breast is a collection of glandular and adipose tissue connected by a network of connective tissue, also known as fascia. While monthly self breast exams are important to maintaining breast health, also important (but not discussed as often), is regular self breast care. Why do self breast […]

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Health updates: Lymph node study

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information with respect to breast cancer patients who have had armpit lymph nodes removed. Researchers found that in about 20 percent of patients, which amounts to approximately 40,000 women a year, removing lymph nodes was unnecessary, and instead, increased risks of infection and lymphedema, a swelling in the arm that can […]

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