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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.
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
Cleaning Service for Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment in U.S. and CanadaCleaning
For A Reason is the only non-profit in the country providing FREE professional
housekeeping services for women undergoing cancer treatment.
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."
/ Alzheimer's Disease / Frontotemporal 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.
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.
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.
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.
Disease now seen as going through Three Stages, according to an April 2011
article in The Lancet.
and resources for caregivers of Dementia/Azheimer's/FTLD
/ Vertebral Compression Fractures
Osteoporosis and Vertebral
Compression Fractures: A vertebral fracturea 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
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."
DiabetesRising 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.
Cures and Latest Research Advances for Diabetes Type I
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.
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 preschoolersFirst
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.
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.
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.
is a chronic conditionMany 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.
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.
Medical Illness Family Resources / Toolkit
Families Living with Chronic Medical Illness
with Chronic Illnesses: Useful articles
Conditions: Chronic / Medical Conditions: Acute & Key
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.
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!
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 testsa skin-prick
test and a blood test for antibodiesthat 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 foodsmilk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and
wheataccount 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.
half of U.S. Meat tainted with drug-resistant bacteria, according to a May
2011 research study.
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by Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D.