When asked about health risks for women many will list breast cancer as the top cause of death. In the USA, one in five women will have a stroke, and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer does. Women have unique risk factors for stroke, and six out of every ten people who

A stroke happens when brain tissue dies because a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, or because the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This is a serious condition and strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the USA according to the CDC. In average, one American dies from stroke every

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Lately, there has been progress in Alzheimer’s research, and an increasing body of evidence points towards habits healthy for the brain making a big difference in developing the disease, and in slowing it down. Eating right is good for the body, and for the brain. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish,

You know how time tends to disappear when you’re engulfed in something you really like to do? That concentration and that level of being in the here and now erases worry and regrets, at least for a while. Staying in the present requires practice, but being here and now can relieve stress, battle the risk

Kidney disease often goes unnoticed until it is in an advanced stage, because there aren’t many symptoms. Diabetes and high blood pressure are two major risk factors, but kidney problems can also be inherited. The kidneys have many important functions in the body – they are powerful chemical factories that remove waste products, balance the

CAM stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and CAM treatments are increasingly popular in hospice situations, amongst the elderly, and amongst patients with chronic illnesses. CAM treatments have grown to a multi-billion dollar industry in the USA, and the trend is causing concern amongst cancer doctors. A complementary treatment is something done in addition to

No one doubts that food has a big impact on our health, but some foods can have surprising side effects. There are many foods that will help you avoid clogged arteries, and this is the first article in our series about them. Skip the soda Different kinds of soda makes people gain weight, elevate blood

It has been known for a long time that excessive intake of alcohol can contribute to different forms of cancer, and the more a person drinks, the bigger the risk. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently released their 2014 World Cancer Report, and the study shows alarming connections between even

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