Category: General Health

New Study: Breast Cancer Linked to Bacterial Imbalances

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Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. Importance of Bacteria Bacteria that exists in your body is often thought of as unhealthy, but certain strains of bacteria are crucial to your overall health, specifically digestion and immunity. Inadequate amounts…


CDC: STDs at Record High in the U.S.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S in 2016, the highest number ever recorded. The majority of the diagnoses were cases of chlamydia (1.6 million), followed by gonorrhea at 470,000 cases and syphilis at 28,000 cases. While…


The Importance of Understanding Your Blood Test Results

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Written By Amanda Williams, MPH How often have you had an annual physical and are told by your healthcare provider that “everything looks good”? You leave their office feeling assured that everything is okay, health wise. But what does that “okay” mean exactly? The question that I ask my customers who tell me they have…


Life Expectancy in the U.S. Drops for the First Time Since 1993

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According to research from death certificates filed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has released a report stating that for the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined at one-tenth of a year or about 5 weeks…


Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin Support a Healthy Colon?

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Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements commonly used to support joint health. But a new study reports that these supplements may also support colon health via anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Data from the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow up Study published in the International Journal of Cancer, report that these two supplements were associated with a…