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New Blood Test Could Diagnose Early Breast Cancer

The zinc test for early breast cancer looks promising. It could detect cancer earlier than mammograms and X-rays and be useful in screening for early signs of cancer. A study, led by Oxford Univers…

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Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-Based Diets

I previously discussed the power of fruits and vegetables to help prevent and treat asthma and allergies. If adding a few more servings of fruits and vegetables may help asthma, what about a diet cent…

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Signs You Might be Deficient in Chromium

Chromium, a mineral that is critical to great health, is often overlooked by even the most health conscious people. Yet many people suffer from deficiencies in this essential mineral causing them to e…

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This is What It’s Like to Live with IBS

(Editor's note: This post was written by Marlis Powers, a "Gramma who loves technology and has a lot to say." She blogs about whatever catches her interest: food, books, family and more. For AgingCare…

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6 Reasons Saying Bye to Facebook Will Make You a Happier Person

People are incensed about Facebook's manipulation of emotional content. Psychologist that I am, I wasn't too upset about it. Since my dissertation involved deception, how hypocritical would that be? A…

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The Green Radio Revolution is Here

My dream... Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger is in this waking dream with me and the switch is turned ON and we’re like obsessed green divas running around with our green hair on fire, giggling and wri…

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How 3 Minutes of Exercise Per Week Can Improve Your Health

Despite all of the benefits of exercise—it helps you sleep, boosts brainpower, helps you lose weight, makes you happier—it can still be pretty tempting (and easy) to talk ourselves out of that Zumba c…

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The Tasty Snack That Reduces Your Risk of Disease and Early Death

Do you love snacking on almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts? Be glad! Eating a handful of nuts every day can help you  live longer and healthier, says a 30-year Harvard study published in the New…

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Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?

In my video Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables, I highlighted a landmark study on manipulating antioxidant intake in asthma. The study found that just a few extra fruits and vegetables a day c…

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Smoking or Obesity: Which is Deadlier?

"In terms of life expectancy, we feel being overweight is as bad as cigarette smoking." These are the words of clinical epidemiologist and Professor of Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Steven Grover…

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How about volunteering at your local food bank? Or helping with a coats for kids drive? Can you deli…