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

Backback Smarts From a Pro

SATURDAY, Aug. 27, 2016 — Ill-fitting backpacks may put school children at risk for muscle injuries as well as back, neck and shoulder pain, experts warn.
“Heavy duty backpacks must be worn and used correctly in order to avoid injuries such as…
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Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 — If you’re trying to lose weight, it might be a good idea to hang out with thinner people, a new study suggests.
Researchers made the discovery in analyzing a survey of more than 9,300 Americans between the ages of 18 and 65….
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New Take on Man's Friendship With Fido

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 — Dogs were domesticated earlier than previously believed and in at least two separate locations, a new study indicates.
“Most dogs today look like Eastern dogs, this has led to a misconception that the dogs were all…
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FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that the nation’s entire blood supply be routinely screened for the Zika virus.
In February, the FDA recommended testing of donated blood and blood components only…
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Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 — U.S. health officials report that the Zika virus can be spread sexually even when a partner shows no signs of infection.
A Maryland woman who had not traveled to an active Zika area was diagnosed with the virus in June after…
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Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
No Olympics-Linked Zika Cases: WHO
There have been no confirmed cases of Zika infection in anyone linked with the Rio Olympics, the World Health…
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Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 — Couch potatoes have a higher risk of developing dementia in old age, a new study reports.
Seniors who get little to no exercise have a 50 percent greater risk of dementia compared with those who regularly take part in…
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