Mandela Day

Mandela Day

WHAT IS MANDELA DAY? Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s…

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Today, we’re talking about an ancient Chinese medical technique, acupuncture. Over 3 million Americans have used acupuncture! Acupuncture refers to a technique where very thin needles are inserted into the body to balance the flow of energy or life force known as qi. When is acupuncture useful? It’s typically used for treatment of pain, including…

Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Younger People
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Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Younger People

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR from New York Times Incidences of colorectal cancer have been decreasing by about 1 percent a year since the mid 1980s, but incidences among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — has been increasing sharply, and these younger patients are more likely to present with advanced disease. The study, published…