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Pinterest Pin ItThe Party’s Over?

The Party’s Over?

Posted on 11/19/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Just days before Halloween, foodies got bad news that was neither a trick nor a treat.

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classified eating red meat – beef, veal, pork, lamb – as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This new classification puts steak and pork chops in Group 2A, the same group as inorganic lead compounds and malaria.


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Pinterest Pin ItOne Step Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

One Step Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 11/17/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.3 million Americans and is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that damages the brain, causes mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease dementia. The disease gets worse over time, and there are no treatments to prevent it or reverse it. But Sutter researchers may have discovered a way to slow down its onset through an innovative clinical trial using blood plasma infusions.

Sutter Institute of Medical Research conducted a study – in partnership with Sutter Neuroscience Institute and Sutter Neuroradiology – that investigated the effects of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusions administered during the pre-dementia phase of Alzheimer’s disease.


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Pinterest Pin ItNew Mammogram Guidelines: What You Should Know

New Mammogram Guidelines: What You Should Know

Posted on 10/27/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

If you’re confused about when you should start getting mammograms, you’re not alone. The American Cancer Society’s new guidelines recommend women begin having mammograms at the age of 45. However, this doesn’t align with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation of 50 years old or the American College of Radiology’s recommendation of 40 years old.


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Pinterest Pin ItEgg Freezing: Is it Right for You?

Egg Freezing: Is it Right for You?

Posted on 10/09/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Now more than ever, women are encouraged to have it all – a fulfilling career, a loving partner and children to adore. But sometimes plans to have children are impacted by our career, relationship, age or other factors. For those not ready to have children, but whose biological clock is ticking, there’s good news. Developments such as egg freezing have the potential to extend your fertility, in essence giving you more time to prepare for a child.

Egg freezing is not for everyone as it can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but for those with the desire and means it can be a comforting option. Many woman who are about to start chemotherapy or radiation choose to freeze their eggs before treatment. The ability to freeze our eggs has only been available since late 2013, but Mary Abusief, M.D., FACOG, a reproductive endocrinologist with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, says it’s growing in popularity.


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Pinterest Pin ItWaist Training: Unrealistic Expectations, Unhealthy Habits

Waist Training: Unrealistic Expectations, Unhealthy Habits

Posted on 09/29/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Living in a society bent on obtaining the perfect body, we’re all familiar with the endless stream of gadgets and gizmos meant to help us lose weight and look sexy. Remember the belly wrap that promised to give us washboard abs by zapping our tummy muscles with electricity? Well, the latest trend in body shaping is a “waist trainer,” a corset-like garment made popular by Hollywood celebrities such as the Kardashians.

Akin to Victorian-era corsets, these waist-cinching contraptions have been getting a lot of ink lately in publications such as Marie Claire and Men’s Health. Promoters of the devices claim they can permanently give women and men an hourglass figure with a smaller waist if worn for a few hours each day, every day. However, there’s no research to support any of the claims.


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