Diseases | Health Eagle - Part 5

Archives for Diseases

Breast Cancer Advice for Men

by TJ Davis September 10th, 2010 | Cancer, Diseases
Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis, especially for the women who have it. There is an abundance of information available for women on what to do, what to expect, and how to cope with having breast cancer. Admittedly, such knowledge is little comfort to the women who need it, but it is there, and it can be useful. Also useful, but scarcely available, is advice for men who are coping with the effects of cancer on the lives of the women they love, their families, and themselves.

The first and best advice for a man when a woman he loves
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The Prodigal Sun

by TJ Davis July 31st, 2010 | Aging, Cancer, Dermatology
While there are some benefits to exposure to natural sunlight - like improving mood, increasing vitamin D levels, enhancing sleep, and slowing the aging process down - it is wise to be cautious in the sun to avoid the detrimental effects of its ultraviolet rays.

Ultraviolet light causes skin to lose elastin, which is a primary factor in the formation of wrinkles. Elastin fibers are what help skin maintain elasticity. Without it, time and gravity will take its toll on the skin, stretching it and creating a rough and wrinkly surface, giving a premature appearance of aging.

Prolonged exposure to the
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Wearing Sunglasses

by Bea June 28th, 2010 | Aging, Diseases, Vitamins
Wearing sunglasses all of the time when you are outside can be harmful to your health, but it is important to use them. Confused? Well, your eyes have receptors in them that trigger Vitamin D absorption when they detect sunlight. If you block the UV rays from reaching your eyes, then it is likely that you will not absorb your daily need of Vitamin D from the sun. However, wearing sunglasses can help to protect your eyes so that they can stay healthier for a longer period of time.  There are many health benefits to wearing sunglasses because eyes that are regularly exposed to too much sun can develop serious
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Foods for Thought

by TJ Davis June 25th, 2010 | Diet, Diseases
When many people hear the words "diabetic diet", they automatically think "sugar-free", but sugar is just one ingredient to be wary of when managing type 2 diabetes. Sodium can be a hazard if you also have high blood pressure, and fatty foods promote weight gain which makes it more difficult to control your diabetes. Paying close attention to the foods you choose is imperative for optimal health. Managing your diabetes can sometimes be a hassle, but making healthy food choices is easy when you know the pros and cons.

Carbohydrates raise glucose levels, but your body needs carbs for fuel, so choose complex carbohydrates that are absorbed more slowly to
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by Bea March 15th, 2010 | Cancer, Diet, Diseases
There are so many diets out there in this world that you can choose to follow. Some claim that you could lose weight in a week, while others will take a little while longer. Some are geared toward lowering your cholesterol, while others look to help lower your blood sugar levels.

I am not well versed in all of these diets, but I recently heard about the RAVE diet, so I figured I would share this diet with this site's readers. The RAVE diet has nothing to do with partying and dancing, as the name might suggest. You may want
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