Health and Fitness

The Making of a Tibetan Healer

It has always struck as a wonderful idea, that the final grade or examination given before graduation to become a doctor or therapist should be one conducted and based upon the opinions of 50 to 100 patients he or she has treated. This is exactly what often happens in Tibet, on the patient's recommendations lies the fate of whether a student of Tibetan medicine graduates or not. Otherwise, he or...

Surviving Miscarriage

Losing an unborn baby evokes an intensely personal, very painful grief. Women dealing with this pain need to understand that their mourning is real, and that they certainly aren't alone. The words out of your doctor's mouth, or out of the pamphlets and books, seem perfunctory: "Approximately 20 to 40 percent of pregnancies end prior to a woman even knowing she is pregnant. Roughly 10 percent of...

The Healthy Sleep Checklist: Solutions for Kids With Sleep Problems

If your child, or children, has trouble getting to sleep at night, there are a number of reasons why. Following this healthy sleep checklist could be the solution to some of the more minor problems. If your child, or children, has trouble getting to sleep at night, there are a number of reasons why. Following this healthy sleep checklist could be the solution to some of the more minor problems...

Children and Sleeping – Making Sure your Baby or Child Sleeps Safely and Normally

Most newborn babies will wake up once or twice during the night, but by the age of nine months the baby should sleep well throughout the night. Usually by the age of one year, babies will sleep about 16 hours out of 24. They will likely sleep three hours or more during the day. By the time they reach the toddler age (18 months) the amount of sleep needed by their body will vary. Some toddlers...

Night Terrors Are a Normal Part of the Preschool Years

Night terrors are a common sleep problem in young children age three to five, especially boys. In rare cases, girls and adults can even experience night terrors, but the people usually affected have a strong biological predisposition for night terrors or other sleep disorders. Knowing the causes and signs will arm parents with the knowledge they need in order to help their children have a restful...

Sexuality and the Cancer Patient

Feeling sexy is important for self-esteem and sexual activities help quality of life. Sex is a part of mind and body connection, without either one sex is unfulfilling. Unfortunately, cancer can affect one or both of these. Mentally, the loss of a breast, loss of hair or other alterations in physical appearance can make us feel less sexy to partners. We are afraid of rejection even by ones...

Cancer: The First Story

Whenever hear the word cancer stop and think a second about the unknown and the disease that no one wants to have. Should think about health and understanding and cures. Should think about hope and the future. There is a wonderful amount of hope. Should think about good nutrition through a better diet, a little exercise and protecting ourselves and our children from the sun. Medical science is...

Cancer Prevention

The most important part of cancer management is the concept of prevention. Prevention can fall under two categories. First, is Primary Prevention, which refers to reducing the exposure to cancer-causing agents or changes in ones lifestyle to prevent cancer from developing. The second is Secondary Prevention. It involves screening and early detection so that cancers can be found before they truly...

Interstitial Cystitis: Lady Stalker

There is a painful and disruptive condition that affects an estimated one million Americans, most of them women, yet it often goes undiagnosed for years. The cause of this disease is not known, but there are treatments. Do you know if you have interstitial cystitis? There is a long history in Western medicine of attributing conditions that affect mostly women to psychosomatic illness. The...

Cancer: An Overview

Cancer. Just the word itself can make even the bravest soul afraid. Cancer, more than any other illness, makes one feel his or her own mortality. There are many unanswered questions surrounding this disease. Cancer is not a single disease, however, but rather a group of more than 100. Cancer occurs when cells keep growing, without the usual control. The cells form extra tissue, called a mass or...

Bladder Infections

Weighing the pros and cons of being a woman? Here's a big con. About half of American women experience bladder infections at least once during their lifetime, and as many as 10 percent suffer three to five infections per year. Cystitis -- another name for bladder infection -- is one of the more common types of urinary tract infections. Bladder infections occur when bacteria (most commonly E. coli...

Bladder Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States, accounting for about two percent of all cancers and seven percent of all urinary tract cancers in men. Bladder cancer occurs almost three times as often in men as in women, and almost twice as often in white men as in black men. About 80 percent of newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer occur in people over 60 years old. Over...

Saw Palmetto in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Studies done on saw palmetto palm trees, found in U.S. coastal regions, may prove that it aids in fighting certain prostate ailments. Other uses for the saw palmetto properties are also looked at in this article. In men the prostate gland surrounds the neck of the urinary bladder and urethra. The size of the prostate is often influenced by the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) produced in the...

Bits and Pieces

Vegetables and Prostate Cancer Men who eat three or more servings of vegetables daily have less than half (48%) the risk of developing prostate cancer than men who do not. Greatest benefit was associated with cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts). American Junk Food One-third of the average American's diet is made up of "junk" foods, according to a study in...

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Before discussing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, let's discuss the prostate itself. The prostate is a gland and is responsible for producing some of the seminal fluid that feeds the semen. The prostate needs the male hormone, testosterone, to function. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and is located in the front of the rectum, behind the base of the penis and below the bladder....