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Cancer Sucks 1

Cancer Sucks

A diagnosis of cancer isn’t a death sentence, and the 5-year survival rates continue to climb.  In 1975, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer was 75%.  In 2016, it’s currently 89%.  Prostate cancer had a 65% survival rate, which is now up to nearly 100% survival rate.  But, just because the prospect of survival continues to climb …

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Does This Product Really Kill Cancer (or Diabetes, Arthritis, or Other Diseases)? 2

Does This Product Really Kill Cancer (or Diabetes, Arthritis, or Other Diseases)?

It’s amazing how much spam some people get everyday.  Some of it ends up being for miracle cures for cancer, diabetes, arthritis, sexual dysfunction, and more.  Do these products you can order online really work?  If they’re selling them, obviously someone must be buying them – do they know something your medical professional doesn’t, or …

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What Are “Superbugs,” And How Likely Are You To Be Affected?

Superbugs is a topic that makes the news off and on again, particularly strains of MRSA.  While it’s not part of your daily health concerns, the idea of contracting an infectious disease that is incredibly difficult to treat is worrisome.  But, what are they? Superbugs are bacterial infections that have become resistant to the current …

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A Little Bit About Adult ADHD

Typically, when someone thinks about ADHD, one of two things comes to mind:  hyperactive children, or a forgetful adult.  Both mental images tend to miss the complexities of ADHD, particularly when dealing with it as an adult. Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder is a poly-genetic disorder (meaning it’s controlled by more than one gene), and …

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"Take Appropriate Precautions", says Brandon Hill, West Nile Survivor 5

“Take Appropriate Precautions”, says Brandon Hill, West Nile Survivor

In 2003, Brandon Hill was a 32 construction worker for Southard Corporation in Kansas, putting in doors and working on patios.  A mosquito, acting as an infection vector for West Nile virus, nearly killed him. About West Nile West Nile has been in Kansas since 2002, so it wasn’t as large concern locally at the time that Brandon …

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What is Zika?

Making news over the last year internationally has been the health concern of Zika.   What is Zika, what are the risks of Zika infection in the United States (particularly in Kansas), and what can you do to reduce those risks? The Zika Virus The Zika virus was originally discovered 1947 in Uganda, though the first …

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Cannabinoids

What’s the Deal With Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids have been gaining press exposure for years and often with mixed views. You may see Facebook ads and email spam claiming “natural cannabinoids”, “legal cannabinoids”, “synthetic cannabinoids”, and a hundreds of other variations in the headlines about the health effects. This article only covers the general basics. Covering the topic of cannabinoids could easily become …

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