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Ovarian Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Ovarian cancer starts in the ovaries, the female reproductive glands that produce eggs and the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This type of cancer is frequently not detected until it has spread, or metastasized, to other organs in the abdomen and pelvis;... Read more

What is the Colon Cancer Survival Rate?

Colon cancer is often grouped with rectal cancer and referred to as colorectal cancer. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, after breast, lung, and prostate cancer, according to the... Read more

What is the Prostate Cancer Survival Rate?

If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's natural to have questions about the disease, treatments, and especially the prostate cancer survival rate. Although it's always best to talk to your health care provider about your specific concerns, the... Read more

Can Alcohol Use Cause Dementia?

While evidence of alcohol's negative impact on cognitive function remains clear, the medical and research community remains divided over whether excessive alcohol use may lead to the development of dementia. Alcohol use and dementia According to the Centers... Read more

Hot Flashes and How Acupuncture Can Help

What are hot flashes? Hot flashes are often associated with menopause and are a sudden, temporary onset of body warmth, flushing and sweating, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is not known for sure what causes hot flashes, but... Read more

Preventing Bruises in Seniors

If you're a caretaker, you might notice occasional bruises on an elderly person's skin. If you're a senior, you might find you bruise easily, according to the National Institutes of Health. What are bruises in seniors and others? Bruises form when small... Read more

What Is Colorectal Cancer?

Colon and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common, but are distinguished based on where they start, according to the American Cancer Society. According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the... Read more

What Are the Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease?

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease   Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among both men and women around the world, according to the American Heart Association. Here in the United States: Nearly 86 million people have some... Read more

What Are the Common Causes and Symptoms of Diabetes?

When you eat, your body turns most of your food into sugar, or more specifically, glucose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In turn, your body uses glucose as fuel. A healthy pancreas secretes insulin, and this hormone sends... Read more

Types of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise for seniors: why should you exercise? As we get older, our strength and endurance often decline, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This may make seniors more likely to be tired and get hurt. So, let's look at how... Read more

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