Prostate Cancer and Weight Change in Adult Men


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By Peter Zavitsanos and Levani Odikadze

There are countless weight loss strategies being used by millions every day.  Advertising campaigns seek women as their primary targets because of the reduced cultural acceptability for obese females.  Continue reading

Use Your Voice. Speak Up at the Doctor’s Office


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There is a quote by Earvin “Magic” Johnson which states,

“At the doctor, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Nobody ever died of embarrassment”.

This statement may seem a little outlandish, but the statement itself is true. Many individuals are afraid to ask their doctor questions. The irony is that Americans show no fear when inquiring about their new car purchase, a mistake on a phone bill, or if a particular dress comes in another color. Yet when it comes to something as imperative as our health, we lose our inquisitive nature and become shy. But why is this the case? Continue reading

Health News Recap For Friday, January 20, 2012


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Possible New Autism Diagnosis..An expert panel appointed by the American Psychiatric Association is looking to re-define how to categorize Autism.  Some of the proposed changes would lead to a drastically reduced rate of diagnosis, which “may make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services”.  In particular, many diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (in which many patients display similar social deficits as those with Autism) would no longer qualify under the new Autism rules.  Read more on this. Continue reading


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