Entries by Janet

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Preventing Dementia: What You Need to Know

I’ve had a lot of requests to print a talk I recently gave. Here it is. — Janet Recently, I took part in a large, two-day dementia seminar in Prescott, Arizona, presented by Prescott United Methodist Church for the community.  There was a full house both days; hundreds of people came, which shows that the […]

So Simple, But Does the Paleo Diet Make You Feel Better?

Does the Paleo diet, basically, eating lean meats, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables – foods our Stone Age, hunter-gatherer ancestors could have eaten – really make you feel better? If it does, then why?  And how, exactly?  What happens to the microbiome – the countless bacteria that live inside the gut – when you stop […]

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Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: Questions to Ask

“There’s no one way to select candidates for active surveillance,” says urologist and molecular biologist Chris Barbieri, M.D., Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.  In addition to doing molecular research on prostate cancer, he treats men with all kinds of prostate cancer and works with several hundred patients currently on active surveillance. […]

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Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

What You Need to Know Is active surveillance right for you?  The answer to this question varies, depending on a bunch of factors: your particular form of prostate cancer, your age, and general health, and also on the criteria used to select men for active surveillance programs from hospital to hospital; some are stricter than […]

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Don’t Panic

For the last 10 months or so, I have been writing about prostate cancer for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, for a new website and movement to give men the best information that’s out there so that they and their doctors can determine the treatment that’s right for them.  The program is called MANy Versus Cancer.  I […]

How Not To Become Demented

What weird quirk of human nature makes us more excited about a cure than prevention?  Imagine the headlines:  “Cure for Dementia!”  Wouldn’t you want to be one of the lucky ones to have bought stock in that company? I have a friend who’s a dental hygienist, and you couldn’t pay me to do her job: […]

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Shape Up, Part 2

 It’s Really Hard to Lose Weight, and Now You’ve Just Depressed Me I get it.  It is really hard to lose weight, and I would have depressed myself, too – except I know it can be done.  I am shaping up, myself, and I’m seeing results.  My kids got me to start going to the […]