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The Joys of Summer: Sunscreens, Insect Bites, and Poison Ivy

SUNSCREEN: WHAT IS THE SAFEST OPTION? There are two ways that a sunscreen can protect the skin from sun damage: a mineral barrier or a chemical barrier. Mineral sunscreens typically include ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which create a physical barrier to protect the skin from the sun. Chemical sunscreens use one or more […]

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B.E.G.I.N. Group

Simple Strategies To Live Well Today – Being, Engaging, Growing, Inspiring, Nurturing You are invited to join Katie Roeda, MSW, LCSW each week for a small gathering designed to help you begin simple, daily practices that support joy, awe, and the magic of creating dialogue with ourselves and others. Curious? Join us this Thursday – your […]

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Eat Seasonably: Holiday Edition

Thanksgiving has passed, the leaves have fallen, and suddenly it feels like winter. Holiday parties pop up nearly every weekend, and temptation is all around us to indulge in rich foods, spirits, and late nights. In this edition of Eat Seasonably you’ll find tips for eating local food throughout the winter and suggestions of how […]

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IV Vitamin C: The Long Awaited Cancer Cure

When vitamin C was discovered in the early 1930’s by Hungarian and American researchers it was described as the anti-scurvy vitamin.  Vitamin C is required to make collagen.  Without vitamin C, collagen production stops and our tissues start to breakdown, causing scurvy.  Just a few years after it’s discovery, doctors argued that vitamin C’s ability […]

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Controlling Cerebral Edema

Cerebral edema is a potentially life-threatening form of inflammation in the brain.  Unlike other organs the brain is almost entirely surrounded by bone, because of this inflammation and swelling literally have nowhere to go.  Edema, the fluid associated with swelling, very quickly deforms the delicate structures of the brain and causes intracranial pressure to rise.  […]

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Modified Citrus Pectin

Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) has been advertised as an alternative treatment for advanced cancers since the late 1990’s.  Normal pectin, the kind found in apples, orange peels and jelly, is a complex carbohydrate.  The bacteria in our colons break down pectin into short chain fatty acids, which benefit the cells that line the colon.  MCP […]

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Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein that is produced by the prostate of adult men.  A simple blood test is able to measure the small amounts of PSA that circulates through a man’s body.    The level of PSA measure in the blood, loosely correlates with the size of the prostate.  Bigger prostates produce more PSA, […]

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HPV: Genital Warts and Cancer Risk

HPV, the Human Papilloma Virus, was first identified in the late 70s.  Over the last 40 years, HPV has been identified as the cause of the most common sexually transmitted disease, genital warts.  Current estimates suggest that 1 in 5 people carry an active HPV infection, and that every person is exposed to HPV at […]

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Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society has a detailed description of factors that are known to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Many of them relate to estrogen: Being a woman Beginning menses before age 12 Going through menopause after age 55 Using oral contraceptives Using hormone replacement therapy Being overweight There are additional factors that […]

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