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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UNDERSTANDING CANCER SURVIVAL RATES

general idea about most people in your situation, they can’t give your individual chances for cure or remission. Survival statistics don’t take into account other medical conditions you may have. If you have other, very significant medical conditions, your chances of survival may not coincide with those suggested by the statistics.


It’s up to you to decide whether you want to know the survival rates associated with your type and stage of cancer. Tell your doctor if you’d prefer not to pay attention to the numbers. If you have any questions or concerns about the statistics associated with your cancer, talk to your doctor.


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Believe it or not, more and more people are surviving cancer these days. Cancer survival rates are going up. These statistics tell you the percentage of people who have survived a certain type of cancer for a specific amount of time. They are often based on an overall five-year survival rate. An overall survival rate includes people of all ages and health conditions who have been diagnosed with a particular cancer, including those diagnosed very early and those diagnosed very late.


According to the Mayo Clinic, survival rates are usually given in percentages. For instance, the overall five-year survival rate for bladder cancer is 77 percent. That means that of all people who have bladder cancer, 77 of every 100 are still alive five years after diagnosis. Overall survival rates don’t specify whether cancer survivors are still undergoing treatment at five years or if they’ve become cancer-free.


You can use survival statistics to understand your prognosis. Your doctor can use the statistics to develop a treatment plan for you because the numbers can show her how people with your same type of cancer and stage respond to treatment. Your doctor can help you understand the benefits and risks of each treatment by discussing survival rates with you.


The Mayo Clinic warns cancer survival statistics can be frustrating. The survival rate for people with your particular cancer might be based on thousands of people. So while cancer survival rates can give a