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Can Vitamin D Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

Posted 08-06-2014 07:33 PM by ChristaIB
Updated 08-07-2014 01:56 PM by ChristaIB

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Got milk? The very same milk you pour over your cereal or into your coffee can save your life. Vitamin D, which is found in milk and other sources, is a necessary component of your health, for it strengthens your bones, prevents bone loss, boosts the immune system, wards off autoimmune diseases, and works to reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But now studies believe that vitamin D can do more: Not only may it reduce your risk of developing certain cancers—including...
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5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Posted 07-23-2014 06:48 PM by ChristaIB
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After the cold winter months, many people are thrilled to see the sun and take in its rays. Who can blame them? The fiery force provides warmth, gives our wintery pale skins color and helps our bodies produce vitamin D. But some people overexpose themselves to the sun, putting themselves at risk of being one of the more than 3.5 million Americans who develop skin cancer every year. Let this summer be a safe one; learn how you and your family can protect yourselves from skin cancer....
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Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

Posted 03-06-2014 04:41 PM by ChristaIB
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Your brain function probably isn't your highest priority, with so many other things to think about. However, according to experts, it should be in your personal top 10. Why? Your brain is the command center of your entire body. If your brain starts to deteriorate, your body function will inevitably follow. Thousands of chemical reactions take place in your brain every second. It needs to stay sharp and clear so you can get on with your life.

Even though your brain...
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Detect Osteoporosis Early

Posted 12-11-2013 04:14 PM by ChristaIB
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If you are a woman of a certain age, your doctor has probably talked to you about osteoporosis. If he hasn’t, then you have probably noticed all of the television ads, including the one featuring Sally Field, about osteoporosis treatment and the drugs they use to manage the disease.

What is osteoporosis, how do you detect it, and what can you do to prevent it?

The word “osteo” means bone, and “porosis” means porous or full of holes. So, literally,...
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