Teacher Dances Away 100 Pounds !!

(CNN) — In fall 2012, Roni Tarver was in a bad mood. The 5-foot-6-inch teacher weighed 235 pounds and suffered back pain almost constantly. She was popping 10 to 15 ibuprofen daily, which took a toll on her stomach. It didn’t help that she was on her feet most of the day and dealing with […]

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On June 3, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Pancreatic cancer second most deadly by 2030

  By 2030, the top cancer killers in the United States will be lung, pancreas and liver, according to a new report published Monday in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal. Lung cancer is already the top killer overall, but pancreatic and liver cancer will surpass the cancers currently considered the second and third […]

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On May 22, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years

  Alprazolam, the prescription sedative more commonly known by its brand name, Xanax, is being implicated in a spiraling number of emergency room visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over the past few years, the number of ER visits associated with misuse of the drug more than […]

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On May 22, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Breaththrough Helps a Paralyzed Man Move

LONDON –  Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three more patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it’s a promising development but warn the experimental treatment isn’t a cure. When […]

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On April 8, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

“Perfect Storm” for Allergy Sufferers?

The late arrival of spring coupled with high pollen counts throughout the U.S. may make this spring season especially difficult for asthma sufferers, according to one expert. “There are two things about this year’s season: It just came out that the pollen peaks will be a little bit delayed because of the severity of winter […]

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On April 4, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Cases of Autism Continue to Rise

(CNN) — One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This newest estimate is based on the CDC’s evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children […]

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On March 27, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Take Your Blood Pressure in Both Arms

  People who have different blood pressure readings in their right versus left arm may be at increased risk for serious heart problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed blood pressure readings from more than 3,300 people ages 40 and older in Massachusetts. The study looked at only the systolic blood pressure, […]

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On March 24, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Colon Cancer Rates Dropping

Colon cancer, which was once the most common cause of cancer death in America, has been on a steady decline for decades, according to a new study in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. In 1985, there were an estimated 66.3 cases of colon cancer for every 100,000 adults in the United States. By 2010 […]

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On March 17, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

How Dangerous is Sleep Deprivation?

Everyone has a night here or there where sufficient sleep just doesn’t happen. (Just ask anyone who’s ever been to Vegas… or cared for a newborn.) But a lot of people miss out on getting significant shut-eye on a regular basis. In fact, about one in five American adults are sleep deprived.   The rumor: Sleep deprivation […]

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On March 11, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

My life with multiple sclerosis

I had my first Multiple Sclerosis (MS) episode in 2005 (the formal diagnosis would come later). Naturally, I remember it well: we had just come off the most active hurricane season in history.   It was the year of Hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. We had so many storms, the National Hurricane Center went to […]

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On February 25, 2014, posted in: Latest News by