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Cancer Vaccines

Cancer Vaccines

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

When I think of vaccines, I think of the MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) vaccines which help our bodies establish immunity against diseases that used to kill.  Now, there are vaccines being created for cancer. The rise of cancer vaccines According to Dr. Nora Disis, an oncologist and researcher in cancer vaccines at the University of...

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Going through IVF

Going through IVF

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Blog, Infertility | 0 comments

The timetable around finding Mr. or Mrs. Right isn’t the same for everyone. My sister-in-law (who I will call S___ throughout this post) and her husband (H___)  found each other when they were 41 and 49 respectively and didn’t marry until they were 44 and 52. They wanted children and tried for almost a year to do so but without success. S____...

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Even A Small Amount Of Physical Activity Helps Your Brain!

Even A Small Amount Of Physical Activity Helps Your Brain!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A small randomized controlled trial, with 60 participants, adds to the evidence that physical activity, even in small amounts, is good for you.  In this study, just published in The International Journal of Clinical Practice, participants were 70 years old and sedentary. Half the participants did an interval aerobic program for 30-minutes, twice a week,...

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The Side Effects of Stigma

The Side Effects of Stigma

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

With knives or branding irons, ancient Greeks would mark criminals or traitors to indicate that they should be shunned and not welcomed in society. The Greeks called that mark a stigma. Today, to stigmatize a person is to classify them by a negative attribute and devalue them on that basis alone. Stigmatizing is a cross-cultural and cross-species...

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Kidney Stones and the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Kidney Stones and the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

As I laid on the emergency room’s hospital bed, a volunteer said, “I’ve had seven children and kidney stones. I’d take labor pains over kidney stone pain anytime.” Although I’m not sure I completely agree, I do know that pain from kidney stone, called renal colic, can be excruciating. Over half a million people in the US...

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