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Biennial Mammograms are Sufficient to Screen for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 11/23/2019
  According to researchers at the University of California Medical Center, and published in the March issue of Internal Medicine, screening for breast cancer every two years is preferrable to yearly screens when doing mammograms. This was based on a study of 900,000 women. It appears that this applies to women from the age of 50-94. Mammograms picked...

Dealing with Worry with David McArthur

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Our society is very demanding and leads to challenges that are difficult. The first thing to consider is the anxiety related to the problem that blocks solving the issue and challenges physiology. Listening and caring are powerful tools to support solutions. Breathing through the heart is explained. HeartMath is discussed.              

False Positive CT Scans for Lung Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
CT scans pick up all kinds of lumps very well. The sensitivity is excellent but specificity is poor. This leads to unnecessary surgeries. Many small cancers may disappear on their own. Parallels to breast cancer are made.          

False Positive MRIs and Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 07/13/2024
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Fewer Mammograms Needed for Low-Risk Women

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
Less frequent mammograms for wonem at low risk for breast cancer can be a cost effective way of saving lives. Women with no family history of breast cancer, no previous biopsy and breasts that are not dense need far fewer mammograms than women with these risk factors. For women under the age of 50 without these three risk factors, mammograms are not worthwhile....

Going Beyond Disabilities

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Major disabilities are very scary, especially when pain is involved. Yet studies show that some people with disabilities adapt very well and keep a positive attitude.        

Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a government organization whose function is to develop guidelines for health screening tests. Guidelines for cervical cancer have been developed and make a lot of sense. Women 21-65 should have a routine Pap smear every three years unless they also had an HPV screen at the same time; in that case every 5 years...

Happy Seniors Live Longer

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
A study from the UK published in October of 2012 on 10,000 people over the age of 50 showed that seniors who enjoy life live longer. Over 9 years they found that 20% died, but only 10% of those who had an "inner smile" and nearly 30% died who did not. Factors that influenced this outcome were psychological wellbeing, social isolation, wealth, living...

Healthy Air

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
  Negatively charged ions are healthy. Sick building syndrome and outdoor pollution are discussed in terms of positive ions that restrict blood flow and increase adrenalin and serotonin levels.

Is Breast Tomosynthesis Superior to Digital Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 07/29/2019
According to a paper presented at the December 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, breast tomosynthesis (a limited CT scan of the breast) is a better test than the digital mammogram because it is a more sensitive test that finds breast cancers (22% more), is it associated with a lower recall rate because of false positive tests (15%fewer),...

Mammograms: How to Make Them Better

submitted by: admin on 07/13/2024
The FDA believes the more radiologists read mammograms, the more expertise they develop in diagnosing breast cancer. Soon the policy with the FDA my change requiring radiologist to read more mammograms per two years in order to improve their skills because there are too many false positives.  Is there a way to make mammograms better?

Mammography

submitted by: admin on 07/13/2024
Mammograms are a poor screening test for premenopausal women. There are too many false positive and negative findings. Breast thermography is the answer. They have not been widely accepted.

Mammography: More Harm than Good?

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  Screening mammograms could be doing more harm than good according to an article published in the British Medical Journal in December of 2011. The benefits of mammograms were not so apparent because of the risk for overtreatment. Data showed that for every 2000 women taking a mammogram throughout 10 years, one will have her life prolonged, and 10 healthy...

Moderna Entanglements

submitted by: admin on 09/08/2020
With all that is happening in the world today, it is paramount to stay  centered and remain positive. We're all in this together and the only  way out is together! With the exposure of what the pharmaceutical  company, Moderna, is getting, it is becoming very clear that the NIH,  CDC, FDA, WHO, Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and others...

More Harm Than Good in Women Over 70 From Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 04/01/2014
In a paper presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference on March 21, 2014, studies out of the Netherlands concluded that doing mammograms in women from age 70-75 as a screening test did not reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer or save lives. They did report that doing mammograms in this age group led to unnecessary overdiagnosis and overtreatment...

Positive Attitude: Does it Matter?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
What we think is powerful medicine and it can be positive or negative. The importance noticing before judging is critical; how life feels is often neglected. Being grateful for what we have rather than what we don't is wise.            

Positive Energy with Judith Orloff, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Dr. Orloff gives us 10 tips on fatigue, stress and fear into strength and love. Differentiating negative and positive energy by using your intuition and choosing the right solution for you. Energy vampires are described.              

Pre-Op Talks with MDs

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
It is important to know the qualifications and personality of your physician in this setting. A heart to heart talk is critical to make decisions about what to do. Physician counseling is very important. Your attitude is critical.          

Prostate Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools...

Reaching 100 Years

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Reaching 100 years of age is now within the realm of possibility more than ever before. How you adapt to stress and cope with it is more predictive of who has a better chance of living to 100. Staying physically, socially, mentally active and adapting to life's stresses is a recipe for longevity. A sense of humor and having a positive attitude also promote...

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