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Alcohol, Caffeine & A-fib!

And exactly how do alcohol and caffeine affect someone with A-fib? Danielle Dresden published an article that was reviewed by Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI, on this exact subject. Those suffering from A-fib describe it as feeling like their heart could flop out of their chests while some feel about to pass out. Still,

Immune System Drugs for Multiple Myeloma

The immune system takes a real hit with multiple myeloma and makes it much harder to fight infections. For this reason, your immune system is a focus in many of the mainstream treatments for multiple myeloma. You might want to consult with your doctor to consider the different immune system drugs out there, what they

Pioneer Cancer Therapy Earns 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize

The Nobel jury announced on Monday that immunologists Tasuku Honjo of Japan and James Allison of the U.S. received this year’s Nobel Medicine Prize for their groundbreaking research in cancer treatment. The assembly said the duo were honored “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” The two looked into how

Financial Dangers of Cancer

Money is something that no one likes to talk about and it becomes even more stressful when you’re sick. When cancer comes our way, the financial challenges are too big for us to ignore. Survivors are nearly 3X more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without a cancer history, so it’s important to face

6 Healthful Reasons to Eat Nutmeg

Nutmeg, while not a type of nut, is the seed of Myrista fragrans, a tree that grows in Indonesia. The seed is covered with a skin known as mace which, like nutmeg, is also used as a spice. Although strongly associated in the West with holiday treats like pumpkin pie and eggnog, nutmeg has a

Health: Getting “Back to the Basics” with Dr. Stephen Schimpff

Does our health deteriorate annually? The bad news, according to Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, is that it does. The good news is that, while the deterioration associated with aging can’t be stopped, it can, at least, be slowed. It’s important to start young. The value of diet, exercise, stress management, quality sleep, and not smoking

7 Ways Turmeric can Benefit in Scabies

Turmeric or Indian Saffron, called so due to its vibrant yellow color, is famous in Asia for its flavor. However, it has also been used as a medicine since ancient times. Over 3000 publications related to turmeric have been released over the last 25 years or more. This article is directed on understanding the use

Where You Live Affects Dying of Cancer

There is a new study that finds where you live may determine your likelihood of dying from cancer. This study of Americans dying from cancers varies dramatically by where they live. It is said that currently lung cancer kills more people in the U.S. than any other cancer and the death rates are also more

Poison In Toys

Those simple plastic toys our children are playing with every day might be posing a danger to their health and wellness. Chemicals found in toys may also inhabit your floors, kitchen storage, shower curtains and laundry detergents. Some are actually so dangerous they have been banned from use in consumer products and others are banned

5 Popular Myths About Colon Cancer Totally Debunked

Being the second most deadly cancer in the U.S., it’s disturbing to know that there are many widespread misconceptions about colon cancer. These wrong perceptions could keep people from accessing the preventative care and treatment they might need. Colorectal cancer is a silent killer and it takes more than 50,000 lives every year. One key