Dealing with the Impact of Cancer on Emotional Health

Dealing with the Impact of Cancer on Emotional Health

Cancer is a struggle for both the body and mind. A diagnosis can have a huge emotional impact on patients and their families. It can trigger feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression. When it comes to dealing with cancer, physical health is not the only thing to look after. According to the National Cancer Institute,
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Low-Fat Diet May Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Older Women

Low-Fat Diet May Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Older Women

The average risk of pancreatic cancer for both men and women is about 1 in 65. However, certain factors drive up that risk. Observational studies have shown that diet may play a role. Until recently, there hasn’t been clinical study of the matter. A recent study shows that dietary changes may reduce the risk of
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Stages of Alzheimer’s

Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disorder that effects the brain. Over time the symptoms get worse. On average, a person will live four to eight years after diagnosis. Alzheimer’s will affect each person differently, but there are some common patterns to the progression. Below are commonly defined states of Alzheimer’s. • Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s: The changes in the
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Fighting Cancer Fatigue

Fighting Cancer Fatigue

One symptom that many cancer patients know is fatigue. Whether caused by the cancer itself, or a byproduct of treatment, fatigue is a burden on the lives of cancer patients. Fatigue is draining and prevents people from living out their lives. Other factors linked with fatigue are pain, anxiety, sleep problems, and depression. It’s important
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This is Your Brain on Cholesterol

This is Your Brain on Cholesterol

A study led by Dr. Roelof Smit, a researcher at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that changes in LDL cholesterol levels may be especially damaging to cognitive functions—your memory, attention, language, and ability to reason. His study, published in the peer-review journal Circulation, followed more than 4000 people between the ages of
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