Sun Protection Update

Sun Protection Update Oxybenzone, the leading active ingredient in most popular sunscreens, can be dangerous in and of itself. The non-profit Environmental Working Group’s offshoot site, Cosmetics Database, gives sunscreens with oxybenzone a very poor rating. The reason for this is that when exposed to sunlight, oxybenzone can break down into byproducts that are carcinogenic. […]

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Green Tea Update

Most Popular Last Week: Green Tea Update Tea is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide, second to water. The incredible health benefits of green tea are not news to most people. Green tea benefits your health as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-carcinogenic, antihypertensive, brain protector as well as lowers cholesterol. (Some of the downsides may […]

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Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) – Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise - By Mary Elizabeth Dallas - (Monday, June 9, 2014) The majority of women with breast cancer get too little exercise for optimum health, a new study suggests. After women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they are less likely to meet exercise recommendations that link physical […]

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Why Doctors Hesitate to Ask Heart Patients About End-of-Life Plans

NPR (npr.org) – Doctors Hesitate to Ask Heart Patients About End-of-Life Plans - By Rae Ellen Bichell – (Wednesday, June 4, 2014) Of the 5 million Americans with failing hearts, about half of them will die within five years of getting diagnosed. Given the odds, it seems that people with should start thinking about how they […]

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A Journey to Naturopathic Medicine

The Riverdale Press (riverdalepress.com) –  A Journey to Naturopathic Medicine   –  By Carina Lopez, ND, LAc – (Thursday, June 5, 2014) P eople always ask me what kind of a doctor I am, and my answer is, “a good one”. Patch Adams, the famous doctor cum clown, taught me to always reply that way […]

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Children May Get PTSD When Parents are Injured

Reuters (reuters.com) – When Parents are Injured, Children May Get PTSD - By Ronnie Cohen -(Wednesday, June 4, 2014) Children are susceptible to developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, when their parents are seriously injured, a new study suggests. Researchers studied 175 pairs of parents and school-age children seen at a Seattle trauma center. […]

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Light Treatment Improves Sleep and Behavior in Alzheimers Patients

Science World Report (scienceworldreport.com) – Tailored Light Treatment Improves Sleep and Behavior in Patients with Alzheimer’s  - (Thursday, June 5, 2014)  Light treatment may help people with Alzheimer’s and other related dementia, to improve sleep, depression and agitation.  In the study presented by the American Academy of Sleep medicine, found that exposing people with Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Reducing Risk of Colon Cancer Return

Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) – Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer’s Retrun: Study - By Dennis Thompson - (Tuesday, June 3, 2014) Regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, a new study suggests. The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer […]

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Losing Weight May Require Some Serious Fun

The New York Times (well.blogs.nytimes.com) – Losing Weight May Require Some Serious Fun - By Gretchen Reynolds - (Sunday, June 4, 2014) If you are aiming to lose weight by revving up your exercise routine, it may be wise to think of your workouts not as exercise, but as playtime. An unconventional new study suggests that people’s attitudes toward physical […]

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