Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Support Groups For Caregivers, Part 2

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

When the caregivers get together, “a lot of times you hear laughter coming out of that group. Sometimes you need a chance to let your hair down, ” she said. Or show your fears and worries, since “in the persona of the caregiver, you have to be the strong one.” (more…)

Frequency of Colon Cancer Screening

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Q.My husband’s father was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 62 and passed away a short time later. My husband (47) had a complete colon screening done four years ago and they found polyps. They said he should not be concerned about them and recommended he be retested in about 10 years. With his family history, shouldn’t he be retested sooner? (more…)

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Oxygen may be hazardous to your health. We can’t live without oxygen, of course. But just as exposure to oxygen causes iron to rust and butter to go rancid, it can wreak it’s own havoc in the body.

Free radicals are the culprits. They are created every minute in our bodies. To provide energy, the body’s cells use oxygen to burn fuels and in the process, some oxygen molecules may lose an electron, thus creating a free radical. There’s no problem when these free radicals are captured and inactivated by the body’s own army of antioxidants. (more…)