Signs of Melanoma: What Caregivers Should Know

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It starts in the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce melanin. According to the Mayo Clinic, doctors agree that the leading cause of melanoma is exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun (and tanning lamps). So the beginning of the summer is a good time…

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Avocado Health Benefits


Are you familiar with avocado health benefits? Here are three benefits that this wonderful food can add to your life. Ageing Avocados have nutrients that can help you age while lowering negative effects. These include vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, and potassium. Vitamin A can help you with healthy skin as it assists…

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Why You Shouldn’t Sleep With Your Cellphone Next To You

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In today’s connected world it isn’t rare to keep your cellphone at your side throughout the entire day. But for many it doesn’t end there. They also keep their cellphones within arm’s reach when they sleep.   In fact, sleeping with your phone may already be the norm. If this sounds like you, you may…

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Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle For Diabetes Management

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Type 2 diabetes isn’t fun. Thankfully, though, we at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center know that it’s manageable. And a recent study sheds light on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for diabetes management. This may not sound like a major discovery, but the new study shows just how important a healthy lifestyle can go.…

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When Should You Have Your Moles Checked?

Moles, also known as nevi, are very common. In fact, it is quite normal for adults to have up to 40 moles, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). As you may already know, moles and other spots are at times warning signs for melanoma. While melanoma rates have become more stable in New Jersey,…

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Going Bananas: The Benefits Of Bioactive Compounds In Bananas

“Never interrupt me when I’m eating a banana.” Ryan Stiles Did you know that bananas are good for your heart? How about for your blood pressure and cancer? Yup, this fruit has serious health potential and you may want to consider adding it to your diet today. But it doesn’t end there. Bananas are also…

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Coffee: Health Risk Or Health Booster?

As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be? – Cassandra Clare If you’re like many Americans, you start your day with a cup of coffee. If you’re like many Americans, you probably wonder whether the caffeine is damaging your health. If you are like many Americans, you let go…

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Brain Tumors Now Accessible With New Chemo Delivery System

Brain tumors usually kill patients due to the chemo’s difficulty crossing the blood brain barrier.  A new delivery system can now deliver drugs more effectively to the tumor.   Brain Tumors: New Chemo Delivery System   Scientists at The University of Tokyo developed a shell into which the chemo drug, epirubicin was inserted. The shell is…

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