- July 1st, 2011
Unlike many other animals, dogs are susceptible to the same types of cancer as humans. Cancer is the number one natural cause of death in older dogs, affecting about one in three dogs.
- January 1st, 2011
The jury is still out on whether there is a connection between cell phones and health problems. Here’s what we do know. And here’s how to be smarter about how you use your phone.
The jury is still out on whether there is a connection between cell phones and health problems. Here's what we do know. And here's how to be smarter about how you use your phone.By Megan Feldman
- November 1st, 2010
’Tis the season for citrus fruit. Good thing, because when eaten daily, those tasty grapefruits, clementines, and kumquats may lower incidence of several types of cancer, according to a new study of 42,470 Japanese adults over age 40. Among female participants, citrus consumption was tied to a 14 percent reduction of incidence of all cancers; for men it was 11 percent.by Melaina Juntti
- June 1st, 2010
Yet another study—this one including more than half a million people—confirms what our docs have been warning us about: Eating red meat increases cancer risk. So we can’t help but wonder, Why is red meat so bad? Recent research revealed at least part of the answer as chronic inflammation.
- October 1st, 2009
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight US women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. This staggering stat could equal two members of your soccer team, three women in your yoga class, or five faces you see in a busy sushi joint. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to potentially lower your breast cancer risk.
By Melaina Juntti
- October 1st, 2009
Luckily, there are several ways to relieve the painful arm and leg swelling caused by secondary, or acquired, lymphedema. This condition, which affects an estimated 3 million cancer survivors, occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or removed during surgery or radiation treatment causing lymph fluid to accumulate in the tissues.
Q. I’ve been suffering from lymphedema ever since my lumpectomy. What can I do to relieve the pain and swelling
- September 1st, 2009
Nutritionists have known for a while now that watching your fat intake could prevent breast cancer; a new study now suggests such scrutiny may also prevent ovarian cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported that postmenopausal women who trimmed their daily fat intake to 20 percent (instead of the average of 35 percent) reduced their risk by 40 percent in just four years.By Celia Shatzman
- April 1st, 2009
Want to boost brain health or eat to beat cancer? Make yourself a salad. Beth Reardon, RD, LDN, at Duke Integrative Medicine, helps you customize your greens.
By Nicole Duncan
- February 1st, 2009
The next time you toss a handful of berries into your morning smoothie, reach for freeze-dried instead of fresh or frozen. Science now indicates that freeze-dried berries, specifically black raspberries, inhibit cancer development by restoring hundreds of cancer-altered genes to their normal state.
By Lindsay Wilson
- October 1st, 2008
The first question most of us ask when someone gets lung cancer is: How much did she smoke? Unfortunately anyone can get the disease without ever lighting up. In fact, about 13 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer are nonsmokers, according to the American Cancer Society.By Kristin Bjornsen