Conditions and Diseases

Empower My Wellbeing – Diabetes

My glucose readings were near 100 the evening before as well as my fasting glucose.  My good old friend Stress was visiting me again.  I knew not to panic or to get upset.  This would only exasperate my body’s reaction. After all, it is the stress itself that is spiking my glucose.  My body was in the “fight or flight” mode.  At this stage, my body was reacting to my emotional stress and it was potentially breaking down my fat cells to produce glucose. 

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Sherri Shepherd Diabetes | BlackDoctor

The View’s Sherri Shepherd’s is one of the 10 percent of U.S. women living with diabetes. As she and countless others have learned, dealing with the disease is about making healthy lifestyle choices…and sticking with them.

via Sherri Shepherd Diabetes | BlackDoctor.

 

Five Medical Symptoms That Should Never Be Ignored | Healthy Black Woman

With their busy lives and ballooning healthcare costs, people tend to ignore symptoms more and more these days. heart health specialist and television personality, Dr. Oz, states that he had a patient that had intermittent chest pain and nausea for weeks, but she ignored them. She ended up in the hospital having a major heart attack. Here are five symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore.

via Five Medical Symptoms That Should Never Be Ignored | Healthy Black Woman.

 

Information for You: GINGER DESTROYS CANCER MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN DEATH-LINKED CANCER DRUGS

GINGER DESTROYS CANCER MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN DEATH-LINKED CANCER DRUGS:

Ginger, a cousin spice of super anti-cancer substance turmeric, is known for its ability to shrink tumors. Astoundingly, it is even more effective than many cancer drugs, which have been shown to be completely ineffective and actually accelerate the death of cancer patients. Commonly consumed across the world in small doses among food and beverage products, the medicinal properties of ginger far surpass even advanced pharmaceutical inventions.

via Information for You: GINGER DESTROYS CANCER MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN DEATH-LINKED CANCER DRUGS.

 

Healthy Heart Numbers | BlackDoctor

A long life free of heart disease does not come just from controlling the standard measures like blood pressure and cholesterol. Sure, keeping tabs on these indicators is essential to gauging your heart’s health, but a few other numbers—some surprising—can be meaningful as well.

Take control of your health by learning these six numbers; they’ll help with everything from losing weight to protecting your heart.

via Healthy Heart Numbers | BlackDoctor.

 

Increase Your Man’s Bedroom “Appetite” With These 9 Foods | Healthy Black Woman

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There is an old saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and some women will argue that that might be true but there is one other room that you need to be “cooking” in to keep your man happy. (For those that didn’t get the hint, we’re talking about the bedroom).

via Increase Your Man’s Bedroom “Appetite” With These 9 Foods | Healthy Black Woman.

 

Hearing Loss Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions — How You Can Protect Your Ears | Alternet

We all expect to go a little bit deaf when we get older. But in this era of ubiquitous Bluetooths and iPods, hearing loss is starting younger than ever before. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, one in five people between 48 and 59 is already experiencing a deficit. And a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a record one in five teens is suffering from hearing loss, as well. Here’s how to turn down the volume in your environment before it’s too late.

via Hearing Loss Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions — How You Can Protect Your Ears | Alternet.

 

Women: Heart Attack Symptoms That Get Ignored But Shouldn’t | Healthy Black Woman

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Most women who are in child bearing age typically think of pregnancy before they think of a heart attack when they feel nauseous or start vomiting. The truth is that the symptoms of heart disease are so subtle, in women, that they are often missed, ignored or mistaken for something else. That may be the reason why heart disease is behind the death of more women than all cancers collectively.

via Women: Heart Attack Symptoms That Get Ignored But Shouldn’t | Healthy Black Woman.

 

New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program • Social Justice Solutions

The NYS Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program is being offered to increase the number of licensed social workers working in critical human service areas in the following fields: health, mental health, substance abuse, aging, HIV/AIDS and child welfare or communities with multilingual needs.

via New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program • Social Justice Solutions.

Personal epigenetic ‘signatures’ found consistent in prostate cancer patients’ metastases

“As they evolve and grow, cancer cells acquire and maintain changes that enable them to continue thriving,” says Yegnasubramanian. “We know that cancer cells maintain and pass along genetic changes in the nucleus of cells across metastatic sites, and our research now shows that epigenetic changes also are maintained to nearly the same degree.”

via Personal epigenetic ‘signatures’ found consistent in prostate cancer patients’ metastases.