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Recognizing the Threat of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in men and 14th in women with more than 30,000 new cases occurring each year. Many types of cancer are frequently publicized in the news, increasing people's awareness [more…]

How a Woman's Blood Pressure Responds to Pregnancy

Blood pressure isn't the same during a pregnancy as before the pregnancy. The pregnant woman's body goes through many changes to provide the best possible environment for the growing fetus. The mother-to-be [more…]

New Father Complaint: Breastfeeding Baby Gets All the Attention

Most new parents make a joint decision to breastfeed their babies. But even the most supportive dads sometimes feel jealous when the breastfeeding baby gets so much of mom's attention. [more…]

Picking a Practitioner for Care while Pregnant

Midwives, obstetricians, maternal-fetal specialists — many kinds of professionals can help you through pregnancy and delivery. Be sure to choose a practitioner with whom you feel most comfortable. Here [more…]

Counting the Ways Life Will Be Better after Cancer

Cancer may change your life for the better in more ways than you've ever imagined. Some of the changes are obvious early on; others may be subtle and take a while to develop. Some changes may present themselves [more…]

Benefits of Working Out while Pregnant

Staying fit during your pregnancy makes the entire 40 weeks easier to manage, brings you and your baby tremendous benefits, makes labor and delivery easier than for non-exercisers, and helps you go back [more…]

Fitness Walking while Pregnant

Not only is moderate exercise safe for the baby, it has also been shown to have tremendous benefits for mom. Some pregnant women walk for exercise until the day of delivery. Runners may want to switch [more…]

Swimming while Pregnant

Some pregnant women find walking uncomfortable, particularly in the third trimester, so they switch to lower-impact activities such as swimming. In fact, some pregnant women say that the only time they [more…]

Prenatal Low-Impact Aerobics

Many health clubs and hospitals offer exercise classes specially designed for pregnant women and brand-new moms, including low-impact aerobics. Some classes stick to aerobic workouts; others include strength [more…]

Lifting Weights while Pregnant

If you’ve never lifted weights before, pregnancy isn’t the time to start an unsupervised strength program. But if you know what you’re doing in the weight room or you’re experienced using dumbbells at [more…]

Prostate Cancer: Essential Screening and Testing for Men

Prostate cancer is often curable, if the disease is diagnosed and treated early (before the cancer spreads). The following diagnostic tests should be done with your annual physical exam starting at age [more…]

Finding a Cancer Specialist and Asking Questions about Prostate Cancer

If your primary care doctor says you may have prostate cancer, he will want you to see a specialist, usually a urologist, to prescribe treatment and to answer your questions. When looking for a qualified [more…]

How to Deal with Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

The possible side effects of prostate cancer treatment cause most men to worry. The following information can help you talk to your doctor about overcoming and controlling the side effects that may accompany [more…]

Tips for Partners of People with Prostate Cancer

It may feel like the world is falling apart if your partner is diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is scary for both of you. Here are some tips for you to help your partner as he struggles with prostate [more…]

Prostate Cancer For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Screening and testing for prostate cancer are important for early detection and treatment. You can talk with your doctor about any concerns you may have, like prostate cancer treatment and side effects [more…]

Contacts to Keep on Hand during Breast Cancer Treatment

Being treated for breast cancer is an ongoing process with some twists and turns to be expected. Make yourself a call sheet so that you can notify the right people when chemo runs long and you need someone [more…]

Is It Breast Cancer? Warning Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

Breast cancer has some obvious and not-so-obvious symptoms that you shouldn't ignore. Pay attention to your breast health so that you can identify changes early on. Schedule an appointment with your doctor [more…]

How to Prepare for a Mammogram

Mammograms are an important diagnostic tool in detecting and combating breast cancer. You should schedule regular mammogram screenings, and follow this advice: [more…]

Breast Cancer Treatment Options

If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, you have many treatment options available depending on a variety of factors. You can discuss the options with your doctor and your loved ones to decide the [more…]

How to Prepare for a Breast Biopsy Appointment

If your doctor suspects you may have breast cancer or wants to confirm that you don't, you'll probably be scheduled for a biopsy, a procedure in which some breast tissue is extracted and analyzed for cancerous [more…]

Members of Your Breast Cancer Treatment Team

Breast cancer patients have a whole team of caring and attentive health professionals who are focused on helping you beat the disease. Here's the roster for your breast cancer team: [more…]

Breast Cancer For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're dealing with breast cancer, know that fellow patients and medical professionals can do a deal to ease your journey. This cheat sheet offers advice on when to see a doctor about breast issues; [more…]

Foods to Avoid if You’re Hypoglycemic

Controlling low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is easier if you just say no to foods that can throw your blood glucose levels out of whack. The following list of foods and food groups are those to avoid [more…]

Tips for Living a Hypoglycemia-Friendly Lifestyle

Dealing with hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, takes some attention, but doesn’t have to dominate your life once you get in the habit of living a hypoglycemia-friendly lifestyle. In reality, the tips in [more…]

How to Deal with Hypoglycemic Cravings

Hypoglycemia seems to be about all the things you can’t have. But as you progress in your recovery, your senses, which had been dulled by artificial seasonings and sweets, will wake up, and you’ll discover [more…]

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