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.

….FULL ARTICLE

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.

….FULL ARTICLE

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,…

….FULL ARTICLE

Use the buttons below to scroll through more great articles on health and wellness issues

MORE ARTICLES

Be Sociable, Share!

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on LinkedIn Share on LiveJournal Share on Newsvine Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr

MORE FEATURE ARTICLES

CONTACT INFORMATION

© Health & Wellness Magazine - All rights reserved | Designed and Maintained by Aurora Automations LLC.

MORE FROM ROCKPOINT PUBLISHING

HEALTH & WELLNESS MAGAZINE

HOME | FEATURE ARTICLES | COLUMNS | DIGITAL ISSUES | BLOG | RACE RUNNING CALENDAR | ABOUT | CONTACT


COVID AND CANCER

lymph nodes that result from the vaccine aren’t confused for cancer. Most doctors recommend people with breast cancer or a history of breast cancer get the injection in the arm on the opposite side of your breast cancer.


You may wonder how effective the vaccine will be, especially if you have a weakened immune system. Some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell or bone marrow transplant or immunotherapy can affect the immune system, which might make the vaccine less effective. People with certain types of cancers, such as leukemia or lymphoma, can also have weakened immune systems that might make the vaccine less effective. The initial studies testing the COVID-19 vaccines did not include people getting treatment with drugs that suppress the immune system, such as chemo, or people who have weakened immune systems for other reasons. This is because the studies needed to see first if the vaccines work in people with healthy immune systems. Because of this, it’s not yet clear how effective the vaccines might be in these groups of people. Despite this, experts still recommend most cancer patients get the vaccine because those with a fragile immune system are at risk for severe COVID- 19 disease. Getting even some protection from the vaccine is better than not having any protection at all.

Medical experts recommend most patients with cancer or a history of cancer get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines help the immune system recognize and protect the body against certain infections. Vaccines are now available to help protect against COVID-19.


Since the situation for every person is different, the American Cancer Society says it is best to discuss the risks and benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine with your oncologist. People with cancer or with a history of cancer can get some vaccines, but this depends on many factors, such as the type of vaccine, the type of cancer a person has (had), if they are still being treated for cancer and if their immune system is working properly.


All three vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson – have been found to significantly lower the risk of being infected with COVID-19. They have also been shown to be very effective at lowering the risk of having severe disease, being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 if you are infected. Many types of cancer can spread to nearby lymph nodes; some types of cancer start in the lymph nodes. This can cause the nodes to become enlarged. Because the COVID vaccines can also cause lymph nodes to become enlarged, talk to your health care team if you are scheduled to get an imaging test (such as an MRI or CT scan) in the weeks after getting a COVID vaccine. In some cases, your doctors may advise you to delay the imaging test if possible, so any swollen