Health and Wellness

Pumping iron: How lifting weights can lower your blood pressure

Did you know that pumping iron can serve to decrease your body’s blood pressure? Learn how to get started on a healthy weightlifting regimen.

Research finds brachytherapy and radiation treatment may lead to complications in treatment of early stage breast cancer

If you have the misfortune of being recently diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, there are some new female health concerns about treatment therapies and the risk of complications that you should be aware of.

Medical Maze

Love it or hate it—if you can even understand it—the new health care reform is coming. Arizona health care professionals tell us what changes we can expect.

What are the tests used to diagnose breast cancer?

If you have been told you need additional testing to diagnose breast cancer, do not be afraid and get the tests done quickly. Early diagnosis has the best outcome.

How to deal with chronic back pain without resorting to drugs

As an alternative to using drugs to relieve chronic back pain, many people turn to alternative therapies like exercise, chiropractic, diet and nutritional supplements. Strengthening the back can bring relief for some.

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Why prostate surgery might not be the answer

Find out what recent studies tell us about the survival rate of men who have their prostates removed, as opposed to those who don’t, when cancer is detected.

Debunking the top sun and skin safety myths

Over exposure to the sun can be harmful to our skin, but sometimes it is hard to know the difference between the real dangers and the skin safety myths. Get the facts here.

Is there such a thing as "male menopause"?

According to doctors, males can experience the same symptoms that women experience during menopause. Find out what the symptoms of male menopause are.

Let the Sighs Begin

You might feel a gradual welling up of pleasure, or boredom, or misery. Whatever the emotion, it’s more abundant than you ever dreamed. You can no more contain it than your hands can cup a river. And so you surrender and suck the air. Your esophagus opens, diaphragm expands. Poised at the crest of an exhalation, your body is about to be unburdened, second by second, cell by cell. A balloon deflates. A kettle hisses. Your shoulders fall while muscles slack — at last.

Top 5 foods to eat for better bone strength

Maintaining strong bones can be accomplished with proper diet of calcium rich foods like dairy products, milk, fortified orange juice, fish, greens and with foods that also provide Vitamin D.

Symptoms and signs of breast cancer

Knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer can help save your life and put you on a path to recovery.

Avoid the extreme, but beware of household cancer causing items

Narrowing down the list of cancer causing products can be difficult. This article corrects some of the rumors related to chemicals causing cancer.

Heath concerns for women over 50

All women experience health issues no matter what their age is, but for mature women, unfortunately there are likely to be a few more female health concerns to look out for.

Keep your blood pressure under control

Not all seniors are troubled by hypertension or other blood related problems, but it is a complication for many. These four lifestyle changes show you how to drop your blood pressure.

Your health risks as a caregiver

Home health caregivers often are risking their own health as they care for loved ones. The caregiver chores can present danger to mental, emotional and physical well-being.