Many women submit to unnecessary ovary removal reports new study

Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Some of these women undergo removal of their ovaries and fallopian tubes (salpingo-ophorectomy) to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that if women who are carriers of these genes choose to have their ovaries removed, it should be done after they have completed childbearing and are near 40 years of age. However, some women who are not BRCA carriers are undergoing a salpingo-oophorectomy. Researchers affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco published their findings online on December 17 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

The researchers note that the average woman developing ovarian cancer is about 2%; however, women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutations have a 40% risk, while women who carry the BRCA2 gene mutation have a 20% risk. A research team led by Dr. make lash

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Saturday, January 12th, 2013 Leah Cowen No Comments

The ABC’s of Natural Health Part 5

With so many natural health remedies and facts out there, we would need to make hundreds and hundreds of postings regarding natural health each week. So in order to touch on the basics we are going to run through the ABC’s of Natural Health. If you see a topic you would love to know more about, simply make a comment on the topic and one of the next blogs entries to appear will be related to that topic! make lash

R. Rashes. Have an itchy, scratchy, blotchy rash? Apply petroleum jelly to your rash twice a day. You should see an improvement in your skin in just three days. Petroleum jelly is chemical-free, non-allergenic and soothes as well as moisturizes your skin.

S. Sinus Pain. If you are looking for relief from sinus pain the answer may just be in your feet. A foot massage can help cut your sinus pain in half for hours at a time. How? A foot massage stimulates nerves that increase the flow of blood to your sinuses. Increased blood flow means reduced congestion and less pressure on your sinuses.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 Marcus Dadswell No Comments

Build a Beach-Ready Body in 12 Hours

Last week, I went to a “kick off the summer” pool party at my friend Kurt’s house. The sun was shining, the blender drinks were flowing, the Ramones were blasting on the sound system. Yet a lot of folks seemed kind of miserable, and I couldn’t understand why. Then I realized: We were all hanging around the pool with our feet in the water—but everybody had their T-shirts on.

Sure, it’s possible that we were all just being very conscious of our sun exposure. But more likely, we were suffering from a collective condition known as Pool Party Paranoia—the distinctive feeling that everyone around us is judging our swimsuited selves and finding us lacking.

In reality, most of us are too busy judging ourselves harshly to think much about how everyone else looks. Let’s face it: Unless you’re Lady Gaga or Channing Tatum, you probably don’t enjoy being seen half-naked. But here’s the great news: With just a few dietary tweaks, you can make a major impact on your swimsuit self-esteem—confidence up, corpulence down—in just 12 hours. (Would it have been bet

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 Holly Paten No Comments

Renal Dialysis Advisory Council to meet September 13

COLUMBIA – The Renal Dialysis Advisory Council will meet Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Fourth Floor Conference Room of the Heritage Building, 1777 St. Julian Place, Middleburg Plaza area off Forest Drive, in Columbia.

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Sunday, January 6th, 2013 Holly Paten No Comments

How to Lower Your Electric Bill

Energy is expensive. In today’s high-tech world, families are spending more money on electricity than ever before. For some families, it’s becoming an increasing burden just to keep the lights on and all of the appliances, computers, and electronic devices running.

While it would be difficult to live without electricity altogether, there are some things you can do to reduce your usage. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can go about lowering your family’s electric bill:

  • Start with your heating and cooling. Heating and cooling are one of the largest areas of improvement when it comes to a family’s electric bill. Ideally, you’ll have a certified technician come out and check your furnace and AC to make sure they’re operating as efficiently as they can. Clean your air filters regularly. Consider using a programmable thermostat. All of these

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 Leah Cowen No Comments

World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness

Before her 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago, Michelle Moriarty knew very little about the blood sugar disease other than that there was more than one type of diabetes and one kind of diabetes required shots.

While her daughter was in the hospital recovering from a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, Moriarty was given a crash course in managing type 1 diabetes, the type that can only be managed with insulin injections. Moriarty now knows more than she ever wanted to about living with diabetes.

including sugar found in food. People with type 1 diabetes must replace the lost insulin, either through insulin injections or by using an insulin pump to deliver insulin under the skin. People with type 1 disease must also check their blood sugar levels frequently throughout the day to ensure that they havent given themselves too much or too little insulin. Get more…

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 Marcus Dadswell No Comments