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Prostate Cancer’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

November 2, 2022 – Mark Lichty, 73, said it took him a decade to overcome anxiety, fear of death and uncertainty about the future after being diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer in 2005. Lichty, of East Stroudsburg, PA, channeled some of that anxious energy into the launch. Active Surveillance Patients International (ASPI), which he co-founded …

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Uncomfortable After Eating? Step Into a Virtual World for Help

Nov. 2, 2022 — People with functional dyspepsia — also known as dyspepsia — often have abdominal pain, nausea, profuse belching, and other GI symptoms after eating. Technology to the rescue? A new study shows that a three-dimensional, immersive experience using a virtual reality headset for about 20 minutes a day for 2 weeks significantly …

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‘SAD Season’: Depression Risks Rise as Days Get Shorter

By Cara Muriz Health Day Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As daylight hours dwindle, people’s moods can tank. Rest assured, you are not alone. It’s SAD season for those suffering from seasonal affective disorder. This is the depression, fatigue and withdrawal that short days and long nights often bring. “Seasonal mood swings …

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Bivalent Boosters Are Better Against Recent COVID Strains: Pfizer

Nov. 7, 2022 — If you’re among the 92% or more of Americans who have yet to get a two-way COVID-19 booster, here’s some news to consider. The company says the Pfizer/BioNTech updated vaccine stimulates a stronger immune response than the fourth dose of their original vaccine. This evidence supports getting this Omicron-specific booster before …

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Body Fat Types (Brown, White, Visceral) and Locations (Belly, Butt, and More)

Sources: Sylvia Corvera, MD, Professor, Chair in Diabetes Research, UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA. Susan Fried, PhD, professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director of Translational Adipose Biology and Obesity at the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. Cleveland Clinic: “Adipose Tissue (Body …

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What’s Better for Your Brain, Crossword Puzzles or Computer Games?

By Amy Norton Health Day Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Older adults looking to reduce memory loss may find some help in a classic brain teaser: the crossword puzzle. That’s the suggestion of a small study that followed older adults with mild cognitive impairment — problems with memory and thinking that can …

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