Chemo Therapy Has Different Reactions on the Body

I had to start chemo and I wasn’t sure what kind of effects it was going to have on my body. There are so many different types of chemo that it can be hard to talk to talk to another person about their experiences. No two people have thever same experience. Crystal X has been helpful to me and some others that have gone through the same experience but to say that it would help all others would not be true. I did not lose my hair in my treatment but a lot of my friends did lose their hair.

My chemotherapy came in the form of a pill while my friends had the traditional kind of chemotherapy that was infused through an IV. Continue reading Chemo Therapy Has Different Reactions on the Body

Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some?

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 — Is it possible that a diagnosis as devastating as dementia could have some positive effects?
Yes, a small study suggests.
Researchers asked 48 people with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment to complete a…
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Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Need 'Urgent'

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 — The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donations, with less than a five-day supply of blood on hand to help those who need it.
“The Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet…
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'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 — The massive “heat dome” that has blanketed the eastern United States with oppressive heat and humidity for days will not be budging before the end of the week, weather forecasters said Tuesday.
“With no strong pushes of…
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Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 — Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.
The goal is to…
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Teasing Out Where the Tokers Live

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 — Whether you smoke pot might depend on what part of the United States you live in, a new survey suggests.
Marijuana use by Americans is highest in the West and lowest in the South, according to a federal government report…
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Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 — The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.
But that benefit was only seen if stroke…
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Health Highlights: July 26, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Fixed Payments for Heart Attack Treatment Proposed by Medicare
Fixed payments to hospitals for treating heart attack patients have been proposed…
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Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health

– Hormones may affect a woman’s dental health throughout her lifetime.
The American Dental Association cites these examples:

During puberty, hormones can trigger bleeding, redness and swelling of the gums.
Each month during menstruation, a woman…
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