Mental Health is For Everyone – 5 Tips That Help You Stay Healthy

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From: Dr. Jennie Bryne | Cognitive Psychiatry We all have mental health and enjoying mental health means having a sense of wellbeing, being able to engage in our everyday lives and feel confident to cope when challenges arise. Just like our physical health, there are actions we can all take to increase our mental fitness. Here are 5 tips that …

More Evidence That Exercise Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

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From: Drugs.com Exercisingduring your leisure time could help prevent high blood pressure, but being physically active at work doesn’t seem to provide the same benefit, according to a new review. Researchers analyzed the findings of 13 studies that examined the effects of physical activity on blood pressure. The studies included a total of nearly 137,000 people in the United States, …

Feature Film Tackles Realities of Cancer and Caregivers

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From: Emily Troedson I’m a filmmaker/writer from Minneapolis, MN and I’ve written a screenplay–Blue Balloons–based on my experience of caring for my mother during her cancer treatment. The story follows one family as they search for hope during the ups and downs of caring for their mother. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/228483682/blue-balloons I’ve launched a crowd-fundraiser through Kickstarter to promote the movie, and if …

Dispelling 5 common myths about depression

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From: mentalhealthscreening.org Assess your risk at www.HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org There are more than 19 million adults in the United States living with depression and many more people could be suffering but are unaware that what they are feeling is depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This common and treatable illness affects people from all walks of life and can …

Defining the 3 goals of palliative care

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by: James Marroquin, MD | Physician After finishing medical school and my residency in internal medicine, I undertook an additional year of training in a field called palliative care.  Patients who notice my background sometimes ask me what exactly palliative care means.  It’s really a simple concept.  Palliative care is helping people with a serious illness have the best possible quality …

October a Critical Time to Raise Awareness of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 12 percent of women born in the U.S. today – or 1 in 8 women – will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death for women. Despite the prevalence of breast cancer and growing …

Social support matters in cancer survival

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As included on KevinMD.com by: Suzanne Koven, MD A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology confirms what primary care doctors already know: marriage is often, but not always, good for your health. The study found that among more than a million people with common cancers such as colon, …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Join us in the fight for the cure!

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From: Home Care Assistance In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a proud partner of the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure® campaign, Home Care Assistance is dedicated to community outreach and education around this prevalent disease. Did you know that breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women? While such …

TRIPLE STEP TOWARD THE CURE

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TRIPLE STEP TOWARD THE CURE HOSTS THEIR FOURTH ANNUAL STEPPING TOWARD THE CURE 5K FUN RUN & WALK    For the fourth year in a row, Triple Step Toward the Cure steps out to bring awareness to the need for targeted treatments and a cure for triple negative breast cancer Los Angeles, Calif. (September 2013) – California based non-profit organization Triple Step …

Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

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As posted on Drugs.com An older and little-used class of antidepressants may help combat a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study. Using a unique computer program, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified tricyclic antidepressants as a potential treatment for small cell lung cancer. This class of drugs was introduced decades ago and …