Cancer Rates Continue to Decline

How often do we get to report good news in the war on cancer? Not often, but today, there’s cause for celebration. There has been a 23% drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. That drop translates into more than 1.7 […]

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On January 14, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

People Faking Disabilities to Ride With Their Pets

Travel blogger Alyssa Ramos, 27, is preparing for a holiday trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and she has her system down. In addition to one wheelie, she has a carrying bag for her 7-pound Pomeranian — Oscar de la Ramos — and a knapsack filled with toys and treats to keep his ears from popping. […]

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On December 7, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Teens spend “mind boggling” number of hours connected.

(CNN)You probably won’t be surprised to hear that a new report found that teens and tweens spend a lot of time watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media, but you might be somewhat shocked (I was!) by just how much time. On any given day, teens […]

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On November 3, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Some Foods May Actually Be Addicting.

Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether […]

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On October 27, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Ways to Lower your High Blood Pressure

Doctors have long known that systolic blood pressure below 120 was considered normal and meant a lower risk of heart disease and kidney problems. But they would often only treat patients if that top number crept above 140, the threshold for officially having high blood pressure. Recent findings from a large National Institutes of Health […]

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On September 22, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

The Man Who Saved 2 Million Lives

On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australia’s central coast. But it’s what’s under the surface that makes him extraordinary — specifically, what’s flowing in his veins. Known as “The Man with the Golden Arm,” nearly […]

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On June 9, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

How to Beat Negative Thoughts

Candy Barone, 41, can’t remember her late twenties. It was during the worst part of what she describes as self-sabotaging behaviors that consumed her life from her early 20s to early 30s: emotional binge-eating, working out for hours at a time, drinking and compulsive shopping. But she does remember the childhood that would set her […]

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On June 5, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Statins May Reduce Strokes in Low Risk Elderly Users

Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins may reduce the risk of stroke in low-risk elderly patients, a French study suggests. People who took statins or fibrates, another type of cholesterol-lowering medicine, were 34 percent less likely to have a stroke than those who didn’t, researchers report. “If confirmed, these results are compatible with the view of […]

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On May 20, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Concern Over Gardasil Grows Amid Growing Numbers of Adverse Reactions

Numerous reports are appearing across the country of adverse affects of the vaccine Garasil, after it was fast-tracked through the FDA.   A few of the stories that describe this concern are listed below.

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On April 16, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

  In the United States, at least 9% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5%. How come the epidemic of ADHD—which has become firmly established in the United States—has almost completely passed over children […]

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On January 22, 2015, posted in: Latest News by