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Biggest Potential Cancer Advance in Four Decades Has Doctors Excited

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(DGIwire) -- The old maxim that no news is good news when it comes to your health doesn’t exactly apply to cancer patients. Millions of Americans who suffer from the disease are in fact eagerly awaiting news of medical advancement, and feverishly hoping for a cure. For them, no news often feels like they may be one day closer to the end. … [Continue reading...]

Stuck? Displace Complacency by Answering These Five Questions

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(DGIwire) -- Thomas Edison once said, “We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.” Too often, laziness can be disguised as satisfaction, and underneath satisfaction is complacency. After all, if nothing is wrong, why try to fix it? People find a satisfactory job with a mediocre … [Continue reading...]

Glossophobia: 6 Tips to Overcome It

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(DGIwire) – Did you know that as many as 75% of all people suffer from the affects of glossophobia? Yes, that’s right: Glossophobia, or as it is more commonly known, fear of public speaking! For many, fear of public speaking is a fear greater than death. Fortunately the terror and sweats can be overcome. Like all obstacles in life if one chooses to … [Continue reading...]

Diet or Exercise: Which Works Best for Weightloss?

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(DGIwire) -- What is the best way to lose excess fat? A calorie or energy deficit is definitely required but what is the best way to achieve it?  Not all diet plans are created equal. The traditional weight loss mantra is:  Reduce calories, increase aerobic activity and eat a balanced diet with plenty of complex carbohydrates for … [Continue reading...]

Agenda Show Wows Attendees

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(DGIwire)  --  It would have been really hard to walk through the New York City Agenda Show at the Jacob Javits Center without feeling a dose of serious invigoration. The vibe became distinct the minute attendees approached the massive custom entranceway. From garage start-ups to established elite brands, the booths were packed with … [Continue reading...]

Crohn’s Disease: Almost One-Third of Patients Are Children

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(DGIwire) -- According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s negatively impacts nearly every part of an individual's life as it causes abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, … [Continue reading...]

Being a Giver or Taker: What’s Better?

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(DGIwire) -- Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Life, as they say, is all about “give and take.” There is a time to give and a time to take, and the right balance of both is key to success. Arguably, sometimes it is okay to take; however, most of us would agree that giving is far more … [Continue reading...]

5 BIG Blog Blunders

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(DGIwire) -- So you’ve decided to enter the world of blogging…and maybe things aren’t going as you expected. Where’s the sharing? The return for your time invested? Why aren’t you suddenly a recognized thought-leader in the field you desire? If you genuinely seek success, it’s going to involve a learning curve and commitment – just like … [Continue reading...]

Watching TV Has Never Been So Rewarding

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(DGIwire) -- How many times has this happened to you? You’re watching the latest episode of your favorite TV show with your friends and an actor comes on screen whose name is on the tip of your tongue. So you grab your smartphone, Google the show you’re watching, scroll through the entire cast—including the extras—and find the actor you were … [Continue reading...]

Benefits of Going Nuts

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(DGIwire) -- Eating nuts has been consistently associated with better health. Nuts are an essential component of the Mediterranean and Asian diets. Studies of Seventh-day Adventists in California have found that nut consumption had a significant inverse association with heart disease. This effect has been found in both men and women including the … [Continue reading...]

Skiing or Sunbathing—Beware of the Sun

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(DGIwire) -- Given that one out of every five Americans will get skin cancer at some point in their lives, and the disease will kill more than 12,000 people in the United States this year alone, skin cancers are more prevalent than ever, reports the American Academy of Dermatologists. It estimates that about 90 percent of the time, the risk of … [Continue reading...]

New Technology System Designed to Thwart School Threats

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(DGIwire) -- “When there is no enemy within,” runs an African proverb, “the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” Unfortunately, at one school in Rockford, MI, there was a real enemy on the inside: one who meant true harm to his fellow students. Even though the sophomore at Rockford High School previously raised no suspicion, it eventually emerged that … [Continue reading...]

Exercising New Technologies to Predict Breast Cancer Metastasis

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(DGIwire) – There are about 155,000 patients living in America with metastatic breast cancer, according to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). This means the breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Stephanie Odom of East Texas became one of these women in October 2014, according to the Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph. Odom was … [Continue reading...]

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

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(DGIwire) -- Shakespeare once said, “There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Two people can see the same situation in very different ways. An optimist would look a bad situation and say the glass is half full, while a pessimist would disagree, saying the glass is half empty.  Some people feel their lives are full of rainbows, … [Continue reading...]

A Hidden Enemy in Our Midst: Inadequate Care for Veterans

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(DGIwire) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can appear after any traumatic event, whether civilian or military. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), it can show up as a group of symptoms such as intrusive memories and flashbacks of the traumas; horrific nightmares; severe and intractable insomnia; inappropriate rage or … [Continue reading...]

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