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Diabetes and Cancer

Current data indicate that the incidence of diabetes may be on the decline. Since research suggests that there is a link between type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer, a drop in diabetes rates may result in lower cancer ...

The Food and Drug Administration: Attack on added sugars

The Food and Drug Administration is at it again. Now the target is sugar, but it’s not just any sugar. It’s the added sugar the administration is going after.

Keep high blood pressure at bay

Some cases of high blood pressure are difficult to avoid. It may run in families or a medical condition precipitates it. For everyone the risk of hypertension increases with every tick of the clock. But too many times our behavior ...

Prescription medications for HBP

Many prescription drugs are available for the treatment of high blood pressure. Often more than one drug is necessary to control one’s pressure.

Over-the-counter medications and HBP

Although over-the-counter drugs are readily available to consumers, those with high blood pressure need to be careful in their choice. Some OTC drugs can increase their pressure or make their medication less effective.

High blood pressure

Although high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most common chronic conditions in this country, roughly half of those afflicted do not follow their prescribed medication regimen.

Complications of high blood pressure

Years of uncontrolled blood pressure can cause life-threatening disorders. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of stroke and heart disease.

Risk factors of high blood pressure

A risk factor increases the risk of a particular disease or condition. Having a particular risk factor, however, does not mean that you will get that disease.

More women may be eligible for breast-conserving surgery

Some cases of breast cancer can be treated by lumpectomy, a breast-conserving surgery. A recent study has found that more women than previously thought could be eligible for lumpectomy.

New guidelines for breast cancer screening

The American Cancer Society recently updated its screening guidelines for breast cancer. The ACS now recommends that women of average risk of breast cancer initiate screening at 45 rather than 40.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With 231,840 new cases expected in 2015, breast cancer is not only the most common cancer in women it beats out lung cancer by almost 11,000 to be the number one cancer in the country. Lung cancer is, however, the ...

Breast cancer awareness: Detection and prevention

Sadly, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. But it is also a cancer doctors have researched thoroughly and know much about, so it can be treated effectively. Finding breast cancer early reduces the chances ...

Anxiety: When worry or panic takes over

Anxiety is the most common type of mental health disorder. It is most often characterized by panic attacks, phobias or generalized anxiety disorder.

Suicide: A tragic decision

Although suicide is more common in whites, it is the third leading cause of death in blacks and whites between the ages of 10 and 14. The incidence is increasing in blacks.

Major depressive disorder

Depression is one of the most harmful mental health disorders.