Category: Conditions and Diseases


Polling for Dollars

October 10th, 2012 — 7:47am

Being a teacher and a counselor has allowed me to spend many hours working with that fragile segment of the population suffering from schizophrenia. Those most seriously afflicted are prisoners of the hallucinations in their tortured minds. Continue reading »

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Umbilical Cord Blood Can Save Lives

July 5th, 2012 — 1:38pm

At one time we thought it was useless after birth. Now it’s priceless and it’s saving lives.
The blood in every umbilical cord contains stem cells — the building blocks of healthy blood. Continue reading »

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What is Hypertension?

May 7th, 2012 — 7:57am

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is called the “silent killer” with good reason. It is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. It may also be a sign of other health problems, such as diabetes or kidney disease. Continue reading »

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Learning From a Relapse

March 12th, 2012 — 6:30am

What is the correct way to view a relapse? Should it be seen as a failure? If you relapsed five times, does that mean there is no hope for you? No way! If that were the case, most ex-smokers would never have been able to quit. Try asking any former smoker if they relapsed and chances are you will hear “yes.”
So what is the correct way to view your relapse? View it as an opportunity to learn. Continue reading »

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Fruits, Vegetables and Colorectal Cancer What’s the Connection. Part 2

December 14th, 2011 — 12:48pm

Complicating factors the ACS listed include:

  • The complexity of the diet in terms of biochemical components.
  • There are more than 100 types of cancers with a variety of possible causes.
  • It is difficult to do controlled studies on human populations Continue reading »

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Fruits, Vegetables and Colorectal Cancer What’s the Connection. Part 1

December 14th, 2011 — 12:39pm

Scientists estimate that about one-third of the more than 500,000 cancer deaths that occur in the United States each year may be attributable to dietary factors. It is often suggested, therefore, that individuals can reduce their risk of getting cancer by increasing or decreasing their consumption of certain foods. Continue reading »

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

November 18th, 2011 — 11:27am

What is it?
Both the small and the large bowel are subject to inflammatory diseases. Many are caused by infections like E. coli, but the cause of others is not yet known. The two most common are ulcerative colitis (UC), which affects your large bowel, and regional enteritis or Crohn’s disease (CD), which affects mostly your small bowel. Together, these are referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Continue reading »

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Prostate Cancer: Medications

September 22nd, 2011 — 11:38am

Drug treatment with hormones is mainly used to relieve symptoms of advanced prostate cancer.
It can often help improve symptoms, but it is not a cure.
It may be the only treatment given for prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It may help to prevent or relieve symptoms such as bone pain.
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Troubled Athletes: Get Some Help Now!

September 6th, 2011 — 11:08am

Are you a current or former athlete? If so, you are accustomed to being yelled at. So sit back, relax and let me air you out for a while.

When I first decided to get into the field of athletic counseling, I talked to a number of people who were, or had been, working with troubled athletes. Continue reading »

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