Managing GERD: Lifestyle Changes vs. OTC Medications
Credit: Thinkstock   Many people reach for over-the-counter antacids and medications to ease physical discomfort after eating a big platter of, say, fried and greasy food. But what if long-term use of some of these common medications can lead to serious health problems?   An eye-opening study from Houston Methodist asked that very question, and found that chronic use of the commonly used heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

Diet Plays Role in Lung Cancer Risk
Thanks to a concerted public awareness campaign over the years, people realize that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer. This cancer is the second most prevalent form in the United States and also the deadliest. However, many are surprised to learn that lifestyle factors -- such as diet – can also play a role in the development of this kind of cancer.  For instance, some studies have found that diets high in fruits and... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

Foods Displayed on Kitchen Counter Linked to Person's Weight
  Many people made New Year’s resolutions to purge their spaces. They’re cleaning out their closets, using the Marie "Konmari" Kondo method to “spark joy” in their homes, and trying Feng Shui on their spaces to encourage a visit from prosperity. While all of these efforts are wonderful, researchers suggest that one small environmental change may make a big difference in maintaining a healthy weight (which is yet... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - January 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

Treatment Options and Side Effects
Doctors will recommend treatment based on the type of lung cancer that is diagnosed as well as its stage.  Treatment options can include: Surgery – An operation will attempt to remove the cancer from the lung. The four types of surgery commonly used are: wedge resection (which removes the smallest amount of the lung that has the tumor as well as a small amount of bordering lung tissue); segmental resection (which removes a larger... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
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How to Find a Support Group
Many organizations offer a wealth of resources to support lung cancer patients, their families and caregivers during their health journey after the initial diagnosis. Some of these programs are face-to-face while others are offered either by phone or online.   The American Cancer Society offers multiple programs, including: An on-line clearinghouse that helps patients locate a support group and resources in their area. Patients, family... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - December 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

New Diet Trend: Individualized Tailored Diets
Does a healthy diet have the same effect on your body as it does on your dining companion? A new study out of Israel suggests that there may be significant differences in the way we digest a specific food, thus throwing a monkey wrench into the debate about which approach is the healthiest diet.   Glycemic index not a fixed number The Israeli study included 800 healthy and pre-diabetic participants who were between the ages of 18 and 70.... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials
People who are diagnosed with lung cancer may want to consider participating in clinical trials. These studies involve volunteering for a research study that tests detection methods, diagnosis methods, analysis methods, new drugs, alternative therapies or new devices to determine if these treatments work and are safe for use. These studies help researchers advance the pool of knowledge and available resources that eventually may benefit people... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
A diagnosis of lung cancer can strike fear in a patient’s heart. However, to truly understand this diagnosis takes a bit more digging since there are several forms of lung cancer. Some forms are linked to smoking while others are not. Some forms of this cancer are fast-growing and metastasize easily to other regions of the body, while other types are slow-growing and tend to remain in the same area of the lungs. Treatment options also... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

The Three Types of Lung Cancer
Researchers have identified three types of lung cancer. The most prevalent is non-small cell lung cancer, followed by small cell cancer. Both types of cancers have similar risk factors that include smoking and inhalation of secondhand smoke. Interestingly, the third type – lung carcinoid tumor – is not tied to the use of tobacco products.   Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer This type of lung cancer, which currently does not have a... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs

What Might Be Causing Your Urination Issues
Credit: Thinkstock   If you’re a middle-aged woman, you may have noticed that you are having issues with urination. You’re not alone. Harvard Medical School reports almost 1 in 3 American women who are between the ages of 50 and 64 have complaints about issues of urinary incontinence. In comparison, 5 percent of men who are in this age group have some level of incontinence. Is this emerging issue due to menopause or aging?... (Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts)
Source: Dorian Martin's SharePosts - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorian Martin Source Type: blogs