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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.  The reality is that there are benefits as…

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“Don’t Hate Me, But I Can’t Be Sick Any Longer.”

By Dr. Christina Charbonneau for YourTango.com. I will never forget a 35-year old woman who came to my office with right-sided breast cancer. In a relatively short period of time (less than six mon…

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5+ Things To Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Ahhh being a woman. It comes with many joys and unique talents. It also comes with extra bodily issues that men rarely have to deal with. Like a monthly cycle. Or child birth. Or the fear of losing ou…

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Can Eating Soy Prevent Breast Cancer?

If you listened to my video, Increased Lifespan From Beans, you know that beans may be the single most important dietary predictor of a long lifespan. But why do people who eat legumes such as beans, …

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Gerdi Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer So Her Friends Did The Unthinkable (Video)

When Gerdi was diagnosed with breast cancer, she asked for a photoshoot of all her friends. She got her wish, but the photoshoot had a twist. Watch this beautiful group of friends prove just how pow…

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How Much Does Family History Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Another controversial study about mammograms recently set me off on a reading frenzy. Mammograms save lives...no they don't...yes they do...no they don't... It's enough to make your head explode. Ther…

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Is Your Bra Dangerous to Your Health?

“To Bra or Not to Bra?” That’s the question medical anthropologists Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, are asking. They’ve been studying the connection between bras and women’s health for twenty …

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The Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable

Half a million Americans are expected to die this year from cancer, equal to 5 jumbo jets crashing every day. The number of Americans who die from cancer each year is more than all those who have died…

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Toxic BPA Sales Skyrocket Despite Link to Cancer, Obesity, More

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup cans and aluminum soda cans). When it is heated or exposed…

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Which Seaweed Is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?

Sushi lovers, rejoice. Nori seaweed snacks may favorably alter estrogen metabolism by modulating women's gut flora, resulting in decreased breast cancer risk. As traditional East Asian diets have w…

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