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Cancer: Know Its Early Warning Signs

Recognizing the early warning signs of cancer can help to ensure an early diagnosis. This makes it potentially easier to treat cancer before it has metastasized (spread to other areas of the body). Cancer that is detected early typically has not yet had the opportunity to deplete the body of its disease-fighting resources, and therefore cancer, regardless of what category it belongs, is far more susceptible to treatment.
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Health Tip of the Day

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson lived to be 83 years old. During the time he lived, the average life expectancy in the United States was only about 40 years old. One of the primary reasons Jefferson attributed to his many years of life was his daily habit of walking four miles every day. He even used a device that acted as a crude form of a pedometer to count his steps as he walked. In his journals he wrote that walking relaxed his mind, indicating that his daily habit also helped him to cope with stress. Physicians today continue to recommend walking as an ideal form of exercise, and research shows that people who walk an average of 10,000 steps each day also tend to live longer.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Would you like to get the health benefits of running at a pace of five miles per hour? Few of us can run at that pace for any length of time. Yet researchers have found that you can get the same benefits of running at that pace for a half hour simply by jumping rope for ten minutes. In addition, jumping rope is more fun. Just be sure you warm up with a few stretching exercises before you begin. Read more health tips...
No Back Surgery! Maybe Traction or Epidurals?
I have had great success with traction in my patients that also commit to ongoing physical therapy and "back school" - learning how to sit, walk, and exercise in ways that strengthen back muscles and improve flexibility. Epidurals will work temporarily for 30 percent of people. continued inside...

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