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Correction: Heart

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May 31, 2011
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Take advantage of our Today Only Sale. Don't miss the new calcium study in Email Updates. A first for our Well Connect Feature: complementary therapy for dogs and cats.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky.

Cancer: Curable Disease, Chronic Illness.
According to a recent Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, as a result of advances in early detection and treatment, cancer has become a curable disease for some and a chronic illness for others. Persons living with a history of cancer are now described as cancer survivors rather than cancer victims. From 1971 to 2001, the number of cancer survivors in the United States increased from 3.0 million to 9.8 million. That number increased to 11.7 million in 2007, or approximately 3.9% of the U.S. population. An estimated 64.8% of cancer survivors had lived more than 5 years after their diagnosis of cancer, and 59.5% of survivors were aged 65 years or over. Because many cancer survivors live long after diagnosis and the U.S. population is aging, the number of persons living with a history of cancer is expected to continue to increase.

This survival growth can be attributed to multiple factors, including earlier detection, improved diagnostic methods, more effective treatment, improved clinical follow-up after treatment, and an aging U.S. population. Healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, healthy eating, and regular physical activity can reduce the risk for cancer, and early detection of cancer can improve the quality of life and increase the likelihood of survival.

Medical and public health professionals must address the potential long-term and late effects of cancer on survivors' physical and psychosocial well-being, provide survivors with coordinated care, and promote the importance of healthy behaviors and early detection techniques to increase the likelihood of survival with new or recurrent cancer.

Bonnie - while it is incredible how modern m
edicine has allowed the cancer survival rate to increase that dramatically, the disturbing statistic concerns an increase in the number of Americans who have gotten cancer between 2000 and 2009. While certain cancers have dropped, others have been on the rise, leaving cancer as the leading cause of death for persons age 45-64 and the second leading cause of death for 25-44 year olds. In this week's NCI Well Connect, we explore a plethora of new cancer data, including medication, diet, lifestyle, dietary supplements, insulin resistance, inflammation, and more. Click here to read a sample issue or subscribe.
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eNews Updates.
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NCI Well Connect (access by subscription only).
This week's topics:
  • Well Connect Feature:
    Complementary Pet Care.     
  • Shrewd Shopper:
    Fresh Produce: Take From Front or Back Shelf?    
  • Brand Buzz:
    -Portable French Press
    -New Water Bottles           
  • Green Lifestyle:
    Do-It-Yourself Sunburn Remedy      
  • Steve's Studies:
    Cancer Update.    
  • Wild Card:
    Sunscreen Allergy
  • eNews Updates:
    -New Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis.
    -Nutrients to Aid Acute Diarrhea.          
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Bonnie, Steve, and the staff at Nutritional Concepts Inc.
Care's Corner
 Sports Nutrition, Optimized.
Featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - June
drliloschuster Unique Pregnancy Technique.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.

This month, I demonstrate pregnancy pillows that I use during a visit.  They allow women to lay face down so that I amy access and adjust their spine, hips, pelvis and other skeletal structures for proper alignment of the baby in utero and to reduce any discomfort the mom's may have.

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Heart Guidelines Update Correction.
Last week, we left out two pieces of information (see bold sections below). We apologize for the error.

The following guidelines were updated by the American Heart Association with very little fanfare. There some very significant changes in their recommendations. For example:

OLD ADVICE: Many women with high cholesterol should take statins to help prevent heart disease.

NEW ADVICE: Recent research suggests that cholesterol-lowering statins are most effective for women who already have heart disease or are at increased risk for getting it. The higher your risk, the more likely you are to benefit from statins.

OLD ADVICE: Thirty minutes of daily exercise is enough to keep your heart healthy.

Women need a full hour of moderate activity each day to reduce their risk of heart disease. This doesn't have to mean logging time at the gym-it could include doing yard work, washing the car, or taking a brisk walk.

OLD ADVICE: All adults should take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack.

NEW ADVICE: Take daily aspirin only if you're over 65, have had a heart attack, or are at high risk for heart disease. Otherwise, the risks from taking too much aspirin (like gastrointestinal bleeding) likely outweigh the benefits.

OLD ADVICE: No recommendations for daily fish oil intake for high triglycerides

0.5 to 1g of omega-3 EPA and DHA for individuals with borderline fasting triglyceride levels (150 to 199mg/dL), 1 - 2g for individuals with high fasting-triglyceride levels (200 to 499mg/dL), and 2 to 4g for individuals with very high fasting-triglyceride levels.