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Medical Conditions: Chronic / Medical Conditions: Acute & Key Indicators

Cancer

Cancer Personality?: Lydia Temoshok, Ph.D., Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program, Biotechnology Institute University of Maryland Medical School and co-author of The Type C Connection: The Mind-Body Link to Cancer and Your Health pens a fine article entitled, "Unraveling the "Type C" Connection: Is There a Cancer Personality?" Recommended. Also explore the Type A personality, Type B personality and Type D personality on Wikipedia.
healingcancer.info/ebook/lydia-temoshok
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_A_and_Type_B_personality_theory
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_D_personality
 Type D Personality associated with higher future heart risk: In a mid-September 2010 news release by the American Heart Association (Explore Type A, B and C Personalities as well): 49 studies of Type D personality and future heart health or psychological health involving more than 6,000 patients found that heart patients with the "distressed" (Type D) personality profile (characterized by chronic negative emotions, pessimism and social inhibition) may face a higher risk of future cardiovascular problems, specifically a three-fold increase for Type D heart patients in risk for issues such as peripheral artery disease, angioplasty or bypass procedures, heart failure, heart transplantation, heart attack or death. An excerpt: "Type D patients tend to experience increased levels of anxiety, irritation and depressed mood across situations and time, while not sharing these emotions with others because of fear of disapproval," said Viola Spek, Ph.D., senior author of the study and a researcher at Tiburg University in the Netherlands. Lydia Temoshok, Ph.D., Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program, Biotechnology Institute University of Maryland Medical School and co-author of The Type C Connection: The Mind-Body Link to Cancer and Your Health pens a fine article entitled, "Unraveling the "Type C" Connection: Is There a Cancer Personality?" Recommended. Also explore the Type A personality, Type B personality and Type D personality on Wikipedia.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100914162301.htm
cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/14/health.personality.heart.risk/?hpt=Sbin
psychcentral.com...higher-heart-disease-risk-for-distressed-personalities~
healingcancer.info/ebook/lydia-temoshok
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_A_and_Type_B_personality_theory
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_D_personality

FREE Cleaning Service for Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment in U.S. and Canada—Cleaning For A Reason is the only non-profit in the country providing FREE professional housekeeping services for women undergoing cancer treatment.
cleaningforareason.org/cancerpatients.html

"Healing Cancer: The Latest Research in Mind-Body Medicine" is a phenomenal website with tremendous resources regarding alternative treatment along with leading edge researchers and authors addressing psychoneuroimmunology and mind-body approaches to healing cancer, including Lydia Temoshok, Ph.D., Candice Pert, Ph.D., Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. and Ryke Geerd Hamer, M.D. among others. Not to be missed A September 2010 article reviews the evidence about psychological adaptation, coping and distress in cancer patients in general, and those with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) specifically. An excerpt: "Certain coping strategies are clearly identified with superior psychological outcomes. These include maintaining a fighting spirit and positive focus, a moderate degree of emotional expression, and seeking information and support. Patients do best when they balance problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies, rather than relying on only one type of strategy."
healingcancer.info
healingcancer.info/ebook
healingcancer.info/ebook/lydia-temoshok
healingcancer.info/ebook/candace-pert
healingcancer.info/ebook/bruce-lipton
healingcancer.info/ebook/ryke-geerd-hamer
sarcomahelp.org/coping.htm

Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease / Frontotemporal Dementia

Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and Frontotemporal dementia (FTLD): Descriptions, symptoms, causes, treatments, cure at present and help for caregivers. A greater purpose in life linked to reduced risk of Alzheimers and mild cognitive impairment according to March 2010 research findings in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_dementias_types.htm
alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp
webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/alzheimers-dementia
nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/AlzheimersInformation/GeneralInfo
businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/636812.html
...dhhs.state.nc.us...alzheimer%27s+disease+other+dementias~
articles.sfgate.com...frontotemporal-dementia-alzheimer-s-disease-support-group~
dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=824
sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100301165619.htm
nhs.uk/news/2010/03March/Pages/purpose-in-life-Alzheimers.aspx
 A July 2010 report of research examining the brains of 872 people substantiated the consistent finding over the past decade that the more time you spend in education, the lower the risk of dementia, those with more education are better able to compensate for the effects of dementia, and further that for each additional year of education there is an 11% decrease in risk of developing dementia. A July 2010 study shows depression may nearly double the risk of developing dementia.
usatoday.com/news/health/2010-07-12-alzheimerslifestyle12_ST_N.htm~
physorg.com/news199111116.html
elements4health.com/study-shows-depression-may-nearly-double-risk-of-developing-dementia.html
 Also peruse the January 2011 New York Times article that looks at new approaches to Alzheimer's treatment that is evidence-based and includes decreased antipsychotics.
nytimes.com/2011/01/01/health/01care.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
 New Guidelines (the first update in nearly 30 years) for Diagnosing Alzheimer's that expands the definition to include patients with earlier stage symptoms and recognizes the condition on a continuum rather than just end-stage dementia, as released in April 2011.
online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704004004576271043569884176~
 Alzheimer's Disease now seen as going through Three Stages, according to an April 2011 article in The Lancet.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960582-5/fulltext?elsca1=TL-290411&elsca2=email&elsca3=segment

Help and resources for caregivers of Dementia/Azheimer's/FTLD
...metlife.com...since-you-care-guides/mmi-alzheimers-disease-caregiving-challanges~
athealth.com/consumer/disorders/alzcareguide.html
mayoclinic.com/health/alzheimers-caregiver/HO00125
ahaf.org/alzheimers/livingwith/caregiving.html
helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_disease_dementia_support_caregiver.htm
helpguide.org/elder/alzheimers_disease_dementias_caring_caregivers.htm
nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/resourcelist.htm
nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/caregiverguide.htm
alzonline.phhp.ufl.ed

Osteoporosis / Vertebral Compression Fractures

Osteoporosis and Vertebral Compression Fractures: A vertebral fracture—a compression or crushing of the front of a vertebra (one of the 33 bones forming the spinal column) is very common, affecting a quarter of postmenopausal women and accounting for half of the 1.5 million fractures due to bone loss / osteoporosis each year in the United States. Two in every five women reaching the age of 80 have had one or more vertebral compression fractures, often resulting in chronic back pain and impairing one's ability to function and enjoy life. The key with vertebral fractures is diagnosis and proper treatment that make the risk of future fractures, including hip fractures, reduced by half or more according to studies. Additionally, a vertebral fracture raises the risk of further vertebral fractures by five time in just one year. Consuming adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D is an important safeguard.
nytimes.com/2011/06/28/health/28brody.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/p111.html
health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/osteoporosis/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001400/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteoporosis
mayoclinic.com/health/osteoporosis/DS00128
medicinenet.com/osteoporosis/article.htm
webmd.com/osteoporosis/default.htm
nof.org/

Diabetes

Diabetes: Interactive chart details the rise of Diabetes in America: For each year from 2004 through 2008 get a graphic representation of the rise of diabetes in America. It reports: "The percentage of adult Americans diagnosed with diabetes has risen steadily for the past 20 years, up to 8 percent of the population in 2008. In some regions of the country, however, the rate is nearly twice that. Since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released estimates for each county, and mapping that data reveals that there are clusters in states like Alabama and Mississippi, where around one in seven adults is diabetic."
utnereader.tumblr.com/post/2330819251/ilovecharts-an-interesting-interactive-chart
labs.slate.com/articles/diabetes-in-america/
https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/
 Adult Diabetes—Rising Global Pandemic: The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has more than doubled in three decades up to an estimated 347 million or 10 percent of the world's adults, and 30 percent of the increase was due to an increase in risk factors such as obesity, according to a June 2011 research study. No longer confined to rich countries, it is now a global difficulty with the fastest growing numbers of cases occurring in Cape Verde, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea and the United States. Medical Doctor Joseph Mercola cites a 2009 study in the highly regarded British journal The Lancet that gave the following possible understandings for the dramatic rise of new cases of Type 1 diabetes in kids that could double in the next 10 years: 1) Too big too fast; 2) Too little sun; 3) Too clean; 4) Too much cow's milk; and 5) Too much pollution.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/25/MN8E1K2NRC.DTL
thunderfeeds.com/reader/news/diabetes-becoming-alarmingly-common-worldwide-new-study-finds
blogs.forbes.com/larryhusten/2011/06/25/diabetes-growth-termed-a-rising-global-hazard/
idf.org/node/1061?unode=3B96F0BA-C026-2FD3-8762DB756B9FEA64
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/13/5-reasons-why-diabetes-is-on-the-rise.aspx
 Possible Cures and Latest Research Advances for Diabetes Type I
articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/25/news/la-heb-diabetes-bcg-vaccine-06252011
sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110126161835.htm
livescience.com/10868-stem-cells-testes-cure-diabetic-men.html
abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/health/your_health&id=8058165
chinese-school.netfirms.com/diabetes-type-1-cure.html
www.imaginggenetics.net/2011/05/08/diabetes-type-1-cure

cureresearch4type1diabetes.blogspot.com

Cure declared for Diabetes Type II, according to June 2011 research report: British researchers have developed a "cure" for late-onset Type 2 Diabetes in the form of 8 weeks of severe calorie restriction.
latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-diabetes-extreme-diet-06252011~
...forbes...timworstall/2011...cure-for-diabetes-and-bending-the-health-care-cost-curve~
blisstree.com/eat/8-weeks-of-calorie-restriction-can-cure-type-2-diabetes/

Obesity: Children / Adults

Child obesity in United States higher than ever: February 2010 chart details the ever rising percentage of U.S. children, both 6-11 year olds and 12-19 year olds, from 1974 through 2008 (currently at 18 and 20 percent respectively!), and another February 2010 study showed that lifestyle changes at home like less TV, more evening family meals and getting enough sleep reduced obesity risk by nearly 40 percent in preschoolers—First lady Michelle Obama unveiled her "Let's Move" national public awareness campaign against childhood obesity in February 2010. The Center for Child Obesity provides resources for families and health professionals for assessment, training, prevention and intervention. Kid's Health, the Mayo Clinic and other links provide useful information and resources for dealing with kids facing overweight and obesity.
aolnews.com/the-grid/article/child-obesity-in-us-higher-than-ever/19351044
cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/index.html
hnews.yahoo.com...20100209...us_michelle_obama_obesity
webmd.com/parenting...less-tv-more-family-dinners-fight-childhood-obesity
childobesity.com
kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/overweight_obesity.html
mayoclinic.com/health/childhood-obesity/DS00698
 An August 2010 New York Times article details how obesity rates keep rising, now reaching 30 percent or more in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia) in 2009 as opposed to only three states in 2007, that is, another 2.4 million people became obese from 2007 to 2009, with the total rising to 72.5 million or 26.7 percent of the population! People over age 50 had higher rates of obesity than those who were younger. This is both sobering and alarming to say the least.
nytimes.com/2010/08/04/health/nutrition/04fat.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

Research results released in February 2011 in the journal Pediatrics showed that in a study of 847 children among formula-fed infants or infants weaned before the age of 4 months, introduction of solid foods before the age of 4 months was associated with increased odds of obesity at age 3 years.
medicalnewstoday.com/articles/215969.php
abcnews.go.com.../introducing-solid-food-puts-babies-risk-early-obesity~

Migraines

Migraine is a chronic condition—Many options are available to prevent and treat: According to an article dated April 7, 2010, the Mayo Clinic offers an estimated 30 million Americans cope with migraine, with women outnumbering men by 2 or 3 to 1. Triggers include: use of oral contraceptives; changes in weather; going too long without eating; lack of sleep or too much sleep; bright lights, glare, loud noises or strong odors (overstimulation); alcohol; caffeine (too much or withdrawal); and certain foods (aged cheese, cured meats, chocolate, fried foods, others). Preventive treatment can reduce the headache burden by one-third to one-half or more, including the use of medications and herbal products like feverfew and butterbur along with supplements of coenzyme Q10.
mayoclinic.org/news2010-mchi/5734.html?rss-feedid=4
mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache...prevention~
webmd.com...migraines-headaches-treatment-care~
migraines.org/treatment/treatctm.htm

A comprehensive list of "warning signs" or premonitory symptoms that occur days before a migraine along with the four phases of a migraine help inform those who regularly experience migraines.
online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304906004576369431835920332~

Chronic Medical Illness Family Resources / Toolkit

Toolkit for Families Living with Chronic Medical Illness
drsteiner.net/artpub_articles_toolkitfamilies.html

Chronic Illness
drnoahoderberg.com/articles05cci.html

Coping with Chronic Illnesses: Useful articles
mindpub.com/topic16.htm


Medical Conditions: Chronic / Medical Conditions: Acute & Key Indicators

Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment: Natural health medical doctor Joseph Mercola sound the alarm on many of the products used for acne or pimples, provides numerous links supporting his claims and asserts that a low-grain or no-grain diet will "very likely clear up your skin, permanently!" Other links fill out what acne is and treatments for it, especially naturalistic treatments.
articles.mercola.com...simple-secrets-to-eliminating-acne-for-good~
mayoclinic.com/health/acne/DS00169/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
mayoclinic.com/health/acne-treatments/SN00038
naturalisticacnetreatment.weebly.com/
altmedicine.about.com/cs/conditionsatod/a/acne.htm
conversationswithnature.com/naturists/naturalistic-cure-acnes-blackheads/

Cholesterol levels

A december 2010 research article in the Archives of Neurology found that higher HDL (Good) cholesterol levels associated with 60% less Alzheimer's risk in older individuals!
prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=15800

Food Allergies & Tainted Food

Food Allergies: A January 2011 New York Times article reports that while some food, especially peanuts and shellfish, can provoke severe reactions in a small fraction of the population, a definitive report compiled for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases by a 25-member panel of experts say that a big factor in the problem of food allergies is misdiagnosis given over-reliance on two tests—a skin-prick test and a blood test for antibodies—that can product misleading results. Apparently the only test that can definitively establish a food allergy is the "oral challenge," in which a person ingests the suspect foot and waits for a reaction, which can safely be accomplished by an experienced health professional with emergency treatment at hand in case of a severe reaction. Food allergy affects an estimated 6 to 8 percent of children under age 3, and about 4 or 5 percent of adults. While at present there is no cure, some children outgrow their food allergy as they grow older. According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxiis Network (FAAN), eight foods—milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat—account for 90 percent of all food-allergy reactions. The link WebMD distinguishes between a food allergy (an immune system reaction) and a food intolerance (a digestive system reaction) and offers common treatments for allergies. Other resources, including safe recipes, are found at links below.
nytimes.com/2011/01/11/health/11brody.html
nytimes.com/2010/05/12/health/research/12allergies.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_allergy
foodallergy.org
foodallergy.org/section/allergens
mayoclinic.com/health/food-allergy/DS00082
medicinenet.com/food_allergy/article.htm
healthline.com/adamcontent/food-allergy
webmd.com/allergies/foods-allergy-intolerance
kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/food_allergies.html
emedicinehealth.com/food_allergy/article_em.htm
kidswithfoodallergies.org

Nearly half of U.S. Meat tainted with drug-resistant bacteria, according to a May 2011 research study.
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/07/nearly-half-of-us-meat-tainted-with-drugresistant-bacteria.aspx
nypost.com/p/news/national/nearly_half_study_suggests_meat_q8zGMf5DW83MxBaOai6M7K
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21498385

 


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