Surviving Cancer

Support structure Fear, anxiety, sadness, irritability and other emotions related to cancer survival usually dissipate as you adjust to life changes. Still, these feelings can persist and interfere with your recovery. Connection with others are often a key to combating...
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Prevent Diabetes

With type 1 diabetes (juvenile  diabetes), white blood cells attack and destroy insulin-producing pancreatic cells. Vitamin D receptors, which attach to white blood cells, reduce the chance that this will happen. In addition, vitamin D appears to improve the ability...
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Stress

People who experience chronic stress due to job issues, family or money worries, etc., often experience memory problems. Stress raises levels of cortisol, a hormone that improves concentration briefly during acute stressful situations However, cortisol damages the hippocampus when brain...
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Nausea

Ginger is the best remedy for all forms of nausea, including motion and morning sickness. The active ingredients, gingerols, are more effective than OTC antinausea drugs. What to do:  Each day you have nausea, drink two to three cups of...
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Insomnia

Sleeping pills can be addictive and are notorious for side effects, such as dizziness, depression and headache. What to do:    Drink a cup of valerian tea at bedtime. Valerian root, available in tea bags at health-food stores, contains valepotriates and...
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Self-exams

Self-checks might be reassuring, but there’s no good evidence that an examination of your breasts, skin, or testicles on a regular basis reduces cancer deaths. Still, it’s good to be familiar with the terrain of your own body. So, if...
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