HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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likely to die of the disease. For Asian, Hispanic and Native American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.


About 40,920 women in the United States are expected to die in 2018 from breast cancer. But scientists are working toward creating a blood test that could potentially find breast cancer. Statistics such as these are presented in the latest edition of the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts and Figures.


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About 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father. But nearly 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These are caused by genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.


Mammograms are currently the only effective screening method for breast cancer, WHO reported. Getting a mammogram can help reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 30 percent to 40 percent among women ages 40 to 70 years.


Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness and new treatment options. One theory for this decrease is that it was partially due to women reducing the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.


In women under age 45 years, breast cancer is more common in African American women than Caucasian women, and African American women are more

BREAST CANCER FACTS: KNOW YOUR RISKS

HARLEENA SINGH

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of many women each year. It is the second leading cause of death among women.


In the United States, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. As of January 2018, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the United States, including women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.


Among U.S. women in 2017, there was an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,610 breast cancer deaths. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about one in 1,000. About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018.


Nearly 95 percent of all breast cancers in the United States occur in women age 40 years and older. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.