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What Tone Of Voice Do You Use

Posted on: Wed, Jan 13, 2016, at 12:00 pm

What tone of voice do you use with your spouse? We all know that it’s not what you say, but how you say it. Now the University of Southern California has proven it. By using a computer algorithm that analyzed conversations between couples, they were able to predict the long term success of a couple, with 79% accuracy. So watch your tone of voice, it may just save your marriage! To learn more go to

Alcohol And Breast Cancer

Posted on: Wed, Jan 06, 2016, at 12:00 pm

Five Spanish universities and more than 300,000 female volunteers participated in a European investigation that is now confirming that alcohol intake increases the chances of developing breast cancer. This risk quadruples with the intake of each daily glass of wine or beer. 334,850 women between the ages of 35 and 70 from ten European countries participated in a study completed by an international team of researchers. 11,576 females were diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of the eleven-year monitoring study. According to the results, woman's average risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases by 4% with each additional 10 grams/day of alcohol. To learn more, go to

A Negative Attitude Can Cause Alzheimer’s

Posted on: Wed, Dec 30, 2015, at 12:00 pm

New study out of Yale School of Public Health shows that people who have a negative outlook on getting older actually have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers looked at healthy, dementia-free subjects from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. They used MRIs to look at the hippocampus in the brain. This is what controls memory. If the hippocampus is smaller it can mean that the patient will develop or has Alzheimer’s. In the study, patients who were negative about aging had a decline in the hippocampus. As part of the study, researchers also looked at brains through autopsies looking for amyloid plaques and tangles, two things commonly found in Alzheimer’s patients. One could think that perhaps the smaller hippocampus was the cause of the negative thinking, but the attitudes on aging were measured on average of 28 years earlier. Keep in mind that the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging is the nation’s longest-running scientific study when it comes to aging, so we are now able to gather incredible data from the participants. To learn more, got to

Put The Cellphone Down

Posted on: Wed, Dec 23, 2015, at 12:00 pm

A recent study published in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, suggest that radiation exhibited by cell phones can cause oxidative stress putting the body out of balance. Oxidative stress is when free radicals (the bad guys) win the battle with antioxidants (the good guys). This stress on the body is linked to a wide range of health problems including cancer, headache, fatigue and skin changes. Sadly, this and all the other studies were only done on adults. We now have small children with cell phones. These kiddos are still in the developmental stages and we will have to wait and see – we don’t even know or understand those risks yet. To learn more, go to

Demystifying Stress Induced Heart Attacks

Posted on: Wed, Dec 16, 2015, at 12:00 pm

For centuries medical scientists have been mystified by people who have seemingly normal hearts, dropping dead of a heart attack after a stressful event or the death of a spouse. Perhaps you have heard someone say, “She died of a broken heart.” The medical term for this is actually stress induced cardiomyopathy or SIC. Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Barrow Neurological Institute have actually found the gene for SIC. This is significant because heart patients with SIC need to be treated much differently than those who have the more common types of heart disease. To learn more got to

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