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Vascular health Means Lower Inflammation

COVID-19 brought new attention to lung function. But underlying that is really the issue of vascular health. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which results in patients going on a ventilator, is not a failure of the lungs, but the blood vessels lining the...

Knowledge is Power — Understand the Cancer Stem Cell

When your life is on the line, getting the best treatment can mean the difference between life or death. And when faced with a diagnosis of cancer, you will be under pressure to act quickly. How do you decide which treatment program to accept? Which doctor, and which...

Stay Mentally Sharp at Any Age

What concerns you the most when you consider growing into your later years?  Loss of strength?   Susceptibility to disease?  Frailty?  Inability to care for yourself?  While those are on many people's’ minds, the top concern is often dementia — severe loss of mental...

Iron Ages You

Iron oxide — that’s the chemical term for rust. When rust hits your car, it looks old, and when it hits engine parts, they start falling apart. If your car is only a few years old, yet has noticeable rust, it appears to be an old car. Worse, it really is old,...

Recycling Means Longer Life

Recycling — something hardly done a few decades ago is now commonplace. When recycling was built in to the municipality trash disposal process, it was no longer difficult to do and people started seriously participating. Why take precious resources and make everything...

Aging is Inflammation

Heads I win, tails you lose — sometimes there is no good option. As science attempts to conquer the mystery of aging, it has to limit the number of variables in running studies and experiments. And sometimes it cuts out the most important variable. Here is an example....

Mental Therapy Can Reduce Inflammation

Results of one trial can be newsworthy, but when 56 trials are studied, it’s wise to seriously consider the results. Trials use a relatively small study group and assume that the results represent everyone. With many trials in agreement, you can expect the results...

Health And Longevity Are In Your Control

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” This saying is attributed to the baseball legend Mickey Mantle. We care for the future in many ways: buying life insurance, building a retirement fund, or getting medical exams,...

How cancer develops resistance to treatment

Imagine this scene: people trapped in a burning building. They've stopped their normal routine; now they are frantically looking for ways out. They take risks they wouldn’t otherwise take to find any exit. They are desperate, and in their desperation they might...

How Thinking Changes Our Brain — For Good or Bad

We understand that negative thinking can sour your mood, depress you, and make you anti-social. But do you realize that continued negative thoughts actually change your brain? Just like exercise changes your muscles, use of the brain for negative thinking causes the...