percent of patients over age 60 currently on the waiting list for a
kidney transplant will die before they receive an organ from a deceased
donor, reports an upcoming study in the Clinical Journal of the
American Society of Nephrology
acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils, has been shown to
reduce the size of tumours and enhance the positive effects of the
chemotherapy drug cisplatin, while limiting its harmful side effects.
cancer is hard, and having to travel out of town for treatment can make
it even harder. The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer
patients can find help and hope when home is far away - an American
Cancer Society Hope Lodge...
Mold" is a term commonly used to describe a slimy, greenish-black
substance which can result in serious health risk. This infamous mold
is also known as Strachybotrys chartarum and more often as
Strachybotrys atra. It has been closely linked to...
with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone breast augmentation
may be treated successfully with a partial-breast radiation treatment
called brachytherapy, according to a study presented today at the
annual meeting of the Radiological Society
categories including women's health, men's health, children's and teen
health, specific health issues, fitness, nutrition, and more, you will
find plenty of quizzes to ensure you are on the right track with you
and your family's health.
is an unfortunate societal axiom that people who are considered
attractive get better jobs, better pay, are often considered more
intelligent, make more financially-successful marriages. Are there ways
to correct this? Yes and no.
are a woman, and you have a twin brother. You're (obviously) the same
age and in the same general health. You ask for health insurance quotes
with identical coverage. Guess who's going to have to pay a lot more
for that policy?
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has stated that all adult
smokers under age 65 will benefit from a vaccine called Pneumovax. It
is designed to protect people from the bacteria that cause pneumonia,
meningitis & related diseases. But...
Nathan Wolfe & his team devote their time trying to identify &
contain potential pandemics before they can wreak worldwide havoc. He's
examining primate-to-human & other animal transmissions, because
60% of new human pathogens originate in animals.
Chinese villages, located in a cluster near the Vietnamese border,
boast an unusual number of healthy centenarians per capita. Living in
the region is reputed to add years to life, and now they want to share
this with visitors.
Health, the largest non-profit operator of hospitals in the US, posted
a last-year profit of $351 million. But they closed Riverview Hospital
on Detroit's poverty-stricken east side operated by their Detroit
think many of us share a similar fear: dying alone, incapacitated,
perhaps unable to speak, to remember, to do the simplest thing for
ourselves. Read this piece & share your thoughts on prolonging life
when real life itself has already departed.
of vitamins, minerals and other essential elements for health, garden
peppers add flavor and color to any dish in which they're used. Read
more about them and get some good recipe ideas too.
food with extra and often unrelated nutrients is the big thing now.
Fish oil in orange juice, powdered vegetables in chocolate - will we
actually reap health benefits from foods into which manufacturers are
Senate passed a bill that will enhance workplace protections for
disabled workers. This bill will be integrated with a similar measure
that passed the House in June. Workers won't have to choose between
treating conditions & losing protections.
campaign to raise money for cancer research that culminated in a
telethon airing simultaneously on all three major U.S. networks brought
in more than $100 million for the cause, telethon organizers announced
against the makers of faulty government-approved medical devices are
already forbidden. Now companies that manufacture both prescription and
over-the counter-drugs are asking the Supreme Court for the same
most comprehensive study ever conducted on human tumors revealed 12
core pathways in pancreatic cancer & 3 core pathways in brain
cancer that genes use to mutate into deadly tumors. But they also found
that no human tumors are identical.
FDA is initiating quarterly listings of pharmaceuticals it's
investigating. There will be a list every three months on the FDA
website. Of course, it will give us only partial info so as not to tick
off Big Pharma, but it's probably worth checking.
coli, campylobacter, salmonella & other pathogens cause misery in
their acute stages, but medical research is now linking food-borne
pathogens to long-term afflictions with serious consequences that
surface long after the acute stage has subsided.
wealth of research indicates that more than 10% of calories from
protein leads to many chronic illnesses, including cancer. On average,
Americans consume more than this amount, yet a collective fear of not
getting enough "quality" protein persists.
fingerprints can now be analyzed to discover what you've touched. The
analyzer that does this - if it can be miniaturized and automated -
will also be able to find molecules associated with cancer in the human
arrests have been made by the FBI in connection with a scheme that used
the most helpless - the homeless - to defraud government programs of
$millions$. Hospital staff even went to areas where the homeless
congregate to recruit them with cash.
One of the blessings of electronic information is access to heretofore hard-to-get information. One of the curses of electronic information is the access to heretofore hard-to-get information. Insurance companies are taking advantage of this. Read how
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a key linkage between pain and a specific brain molecule, a discovery that leads to new insight into Fibromyalgia, an often-baffling chronic pain condition.
Many of us will - or even now - face the prospect of caring for parents who can no longer cope alone. Even those parents who are generally okay still drive or insist on doing chores they shouldn't.This is an ever-increasing problem for us, their children.
In a decision renderted yesteray, "the makers of medical devices...are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency’s specifications." THE FDA???
Another way to say, YOU lose if THEIR Faulty devices Kill you or a loved one....NO protection for us!!
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Another fine example of how the world is being harmed by the greed of manufacturers who outsource their production to China, a country that doesn't adhere to any kind of safety and health standards. 4 people in the US died from their carelessness.
The advice made her head spin: Have the lump removed. No, let them take the whole breast. Chemo? Radiation? Everyone seemed to have an opinion. "I just shut everyone down around me," said Bernie Brann, a newly-diagnosed cancer patient
This plea for help comes from a friend of mine in another group. Tell me if you know where this could get posted to get more readers and help.
I received this email from my daughter, Diane. Diane has been struggling with schleroderma for the past 13 years. She is the mother of two beautiful children, has a wonderful, loving husband and a family that cares for her very much. We have watched her live as normal a life as possible defying her orignal doctor's prognosis that she would live 5 years after her diagnosis. That was 13 years ago! However, the disease is now affecting her lungs and kidneys and she has the opportunity to receive treatment that gives her the hope of overcoming this dreadful killer and spend many more years caring for her children and her family.
I am not asking you for money; what I am asking you to do is to look at her story and then possibly provide some ideas for fundrasing, or information for organisations that might be able to help her get the money she needs for the treatment. Her goal is to have treatment starting in January. The cost is $100,000 plus the expenses accrued from having to travel from Phoenix to Chicago. She has been able to raise just over $13,000 so far, but that is not near enough for this chance she has to battle this disease.
Thank you for reading Diane's story. And thank you for any help you may be able to provide.
I wrote a letter to Bob Saget and he has forwarded diane's story to The Schleroderma Reseach Foundation. We are hoping for a miracle!
Any ideas that you may have to get this information out to as many people as possible would be a great help also. The more people who see her story, the more might be inclined to contribute through the website she provided in her email.
She is such a beautiful woman who is sweet and generous to others. It is time now to try and give something to her that will allow her the chances of overcoming this killer disease and give her the opportunity to see her children reach adulthood.
I wrote Bob Saget because his sister died of this disease in 1991. He has been a supporter of research for this since his sister was diagnosed with it.
"Hey everyone. We have been praying for a long time that I would be healed from the disease that I have (which is scleroderma). Most of you know that I am trying to raise $100,000 so that I can have an adult stem-cell transplant to treat this disease. Insurance won't cover it because it is investigational. Friends are trying really hard to come up with ideas to get big money quickly.
If any of you have ideas please contact me. We want to be able to start the procedure in January but will need the money first. We held a benefit concert the other night and raised $5400.00 in one night so any idea could help. Pass this around to your good friends and if they have ideas great, or if they want to send some money every little bit helps!!!
Below is information for sending in contributions.
Make checks payable to: NTAF Southwest Stem Cell Transplant Fund
Note in Memo section: In Honor of Diane Krum
Mail to: NTAF 150 N. Radnor Chester Rd., Suite F-120 Radnor, PA 19087
If anyone wants more info have them visit:
Just type my last name: KRUM in the yellow box to the right and hit submit.
Thanks. I appreciate each of you and am blessed to be a part of such a big, wonderful family!!!
Taking folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant can nearly halve the chance of a child getting a common cancer before the age of 18, new evidence from a Toronto children's hospital shows. The study, from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, was.....
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore company in terms of revenue, on Monday said it plans to open more health clinics within its drugstores, marking the latest move by a pharmacy chain to offer health services
A new drug developed to destroy tumour cells in three child cancers has shown promising results according to doctors. Experiments suggest it can kill tumour cells from bone tumours called osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma that affect young people and
The Ontario government is helping to break its own laws when it lets nursing homes leave elderly residents lying for hours in urine-soaked diapers, according to a legal opinion prepared for the Ontario Federation of Labour