What Are the Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer?

What causes the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States? The jury is still out on the exact causes of bladder cancer, but researchers have discovered some important risk factors. Remember that having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get bladder cancer. Let’s explore the […]

Monday – Helping You Keep Your Resolution to Quit Smoking

We all make New Year’s resolutions. We even intend to keep them. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we slip up, we get off track, and we swear to try again next year. Quitting smoking is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions and also one of the most difficult to keep. In fact, for […]

Quit Smoking and You Can Be as Healthy As a Non-Smoker

If you smoke, quit. Right now. Some of the results, in terms of health, will be almost immediate. But it could take years for you to get back to being as healthy as someone your age who never smoked. Still, it’s definitely worth it. Here are some of the benefits of quitting, according to the […]

Health Screenings Run Amok?

In 2012, Kaiser Permanente did a survey and found that less than 20 percent of employers asked their employees to undergo a health risk assessment or participate in wellness programs. Some of them have made it mandatory or fined workers for not complying.  One of those is CVS. The company, which employs more than 200,000, […]

The Psychology of Addictions

Years ago, in a bold attempt to release some of my own inner turmoil, I set out to gain a better grasp on the issue of addictions. John Bradshaw’s now legendary work with addiction, family systems and the shamed “inner child” had moved me deeply and sent me scurrying to the first series of codependency […]

Childhood Depression Increases Heart Risks Later

It’s no big news that for adults, depression increases heart attack risk and increases the chance of having complications or dying from a cardiovascular problem. But some fascinating new research points to the fact that childhood depression—in kids as young as 9—increases a host of health risks when those kids become teenagers. And that, in turn, carries into adulthood.
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