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Doctor insights on: What Can You Do To Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease Cancer And Other Diseases

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Heard lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease and cancer.Any meds or vitamins that cancel that effect?More sleep not optional i have a young son

Heard lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease and cancer.Any meds or vitamins that cancel that effect?More sleep not optional i have a young son

Son will grow up: There is no hurry to have more sleep. Your son will grow up soon and sleep through the night and you will make up on lost sleep. There are no serious consequences from lack of sleep, in the short run, except getting sleepy while driving. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Why do we have higher rates of cancer and heart disease than rural people had?

Why do we have higher rates of cancer and heart disease than rural people had?

We live longer, etc.: Rural people, generations ago did not have as many modern conveniences, nor was food as readily available, so there was less incidence of heart disease back then. They had no fast food, and when they wanted something, they often had to work hard for it. Probably most important was the fact that because of lack of modern medicine, people did not live as long on average. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

Whaaaa?: Add diabetes and you would cover the whole harrison's textbook of internal medicine. No way to answer your question, you need to be more specific. Talk to your doc about your concerns he/she knows you best. ...Read more

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Can an employer fire you for having heart disease or cancer?

Can an employer fire you for having heart disease or cancer?

Ask a lawyer: We have laws in the United States against firing people for having handicaps -- indeed, under the americans with disabilities act, the employer must accommodate. But in the alice-in-wonderland world of law, i've heard that a disease that does not produce disability or interfere with work can be an excuse to fire someone. Folks comment on the irony. Get an attorney. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What do you advise for heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

See a doctor. : No Health Tap doc can answer your question without knowing more about your situation and examining you. See your doc please. ...Read more

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Could a cure for ageing be found before a cure for cancer or heart disease?

Could a cure for ageing be found before a cure for cancer or heart disease?

?: Aging is not a disease but rather a normal process of life so there is no "cure". We all need to live healthy lives and stay physically, mentally, and even spiritually active so our quality of life will still be good in the twilight years. ...Read more

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Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result? .

Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result?

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Yes: It is unusual, but possible, for acute leukemia or other blood cancers to cause heart problems by blocking blood flow to the heart, growing in the the fluid surrounding the heart, or even forming tumors in the lymph nodes nearby and compressing the heart. More commonly, heart disease in blood cancer patients is a result of the medicines (often anthracyclines) or radiation used in treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more