December 1-7, 2015 - Original Health Articles

Weight Gain Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Survivors who have had a particular type of breast cancer are more at risk for weight gain than individuals without cancer, according to a recent study. The study looked at patients with a family history of estrogen receptor (ER) negative invasive breast cancer.

Common Side Effects From Chemotherapy

If you or a loved one is undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer, you know that just getting through the day can be a challenge, due to the side effects of treatment. Understanding what causes these side effects and learning how to treat them may make it easier for to cope.

Finding the Perfect Pediatrician

Wondering when and how to find the perfect doctor for your baby? Below is some expect advice from parenting expert Tanya Remer Altmann. Altmann is an MD, a Fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, and a mom of three.

The World's Youngest Type 2 Diabetes Patient

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels. The majority of cases of Type 2 Diabetes begin with insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that processes sugar. With insulin resistance, the body is unable to use the insulin properly to break down sugar contained in foods or drinks.

Combining Antidepressants and NSAIDs Linked to "Brain Bleeding"

It’s known that both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antidepressants can cause gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, but now a study shows that they can also increase the risk of intracranial bleeding when taken together. While neither...

Favorite Exercises From Five Fitness Experts

Is there a single exercise that could meet all your fitness needs? We asked five athletes, experts, and fitness instructors what their “pick one” choice would be. Forearm Plank Megan Bentley Kerr is a Pilates instructor at Pilates Plus OC in California.

How a Few Days of Overeating Can Damage Your Body

It should not surprise anyone to hear that overeating can lead to obesity and the development of type-2 diabetes. However, it is surprising how quickly a pre-diabetic state can be triggered in individuals who indulge in overeating. This phenomena is prompting experts in the field of diabetes research to examine potential new treatment pathways for patients who are at-risk of type-2 diabetes, or patients who already have type 2 diabetes.

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