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The Dangerous Link Between Sugar and Cancer

It’s no surprise that too much sugar isn’t good for you. For years, doctor have warned people about the dangers of drinking too much soda and eating candy. But in addition to increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease, liver damage, and diabetes, it looks like sugar also affects your likelihood of having certain types of cancer.

The Science of Sleep: Why You Need 8 Hours

When it comes to getting a good night’s rest, eight is the magic number. Studies have shown that people who regularly sleep eight hours are more likely to feel energized throughout the day, have a greater attention span, and better memory. Despite this, the Center for Disease Control reports that one in three Americans don’t get enough sleep.

What Can I Expect During PRP Therapy at Medical Arts?

Imagine if you could use your body’s own materials to stimulate healing. It sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is doing.

5 Fascinating Ways Music Affects Your Brain

Have you ever noticed that you get twice as much work done when you have your headphones in? No, it’s not all in your imagination — you actually do get more work done with your headphones in. But the power of music doesn’t stop there. Music has the ability to manipulate so much about how we perceive the world around us.

8 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

As of March 2017, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. That’s 3.1 million people whose lives have been forever changed. For many of them, their goal after cancer treatment is simply just to go back to normal life. So much of your cancer recovery is out of your control, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your likelihood of your breast cancer recurring, and live a happy, healthy life.

The Link Between College Binge Drinking and Heart Disease

College — a time many people consider “the best years of their life.” For many students, college is the first time they are given the opportunity to make their own decisions about how they live their day-to-day life. So it’s not surprising that this is the time when many students begin to drink or take advantage of alcohol.

How DAT Scans are Helping Those With Parkinson's

Until recently, doctors have had to rely on clinical evaluations and blood tests to identify Parkinson’s — a disease that affects one out of every 100 people above the age of 60. But despite even the best testing methods available, many doctors’ diagnosis was still inconclusive, as the symptoms of Parkinson’s mirror many other movement disorders. But recently, researchers have begun utilizing a Dopamine Transporter (DaT) Scan to help better identify Parkinson’s in people of all ages.

Neuroscience in the News: The Science Behind Forgiveness

Are you the type of person who finds it easy to forgive others? Or are you more inclined to hold a grudge? That question can be hard for many to answer, as deciding to forgive someone is usually based on a few questions: Did that person mean to cause me harm? What’s my relationship to that person? Have they ever wronged me before? A new study from the University of Vienna, in Australia, and Boston College, in Massachusetts, is hoping to determine exactly how the answer to those questions affects our brain at its most basic chemical level.

Cancer Death Rates Among Men, Women, and Children Continue to Fall

In 1991, death from cancer in the United States had reached its highest point. But we’re happy to say that since then, cancer death rates have dropped by 25%. If the cancer death rate stayed the same as it was from 1991 till today, that means that an estimated 2.1 million more people would have passed away.

How Can we Better Prevent Heart Disease in Women?

While many of us typically think about heart attacks as a “man’s disease,” heart disease (a leading contributor to heart attacks) is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States.