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Can Vitamin D Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

Posted 08-06-2014 at 06:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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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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Hepatitis C: Test Your Knowledge

Posted 07-02-2014 at 07:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 07-03-2014 at 02:35 PM by ChristaIB

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When former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson announced to the public more than 10 years ago that she had contracted hepatitis C, fans' jaws dropped--and not necessarily for the reasons some may think. Much of the wonderment stemmed from the fact that people didn't understand the condition and how it was contracted. Many people still scratch their heads when it comes to hepatitis C. Test your own knowledge: Do you know what hepatitis C is? Do you know how it is transmitted? More...
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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4 Indoor Pollutants You Should Watch Out For

Posted 04-28-2014 at 05:03 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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We are all aware that when we step outside of our front doors we expose ourselves to a variety of air pollutants, including ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and lead. These pollutants may come from car exhaust, factories, power plants or other man-made sources. As they sweep through the air and enter our throat, nose and mouth, a variety of health conditions can arise--some immediate, others developed over the long-run like...
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5 Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted 02-12-2014 at 03:57 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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What is known about cancer is constantly evolving, and yet no cure has been found. Cancer, in the most basic terms, is an uncontrolled division of cells in one or more parts of the body. The dividing cells affect healthy body tissues and eventually overtake them, overwhelming the body's systems. Without stopping the progression, it can lead to death.

There are more than 100 known types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Cancer is categorized...
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