Archive for October, 2013

Prostate Cancer Does Not Always Require Surgery

Posted on 8. Oct, 2013 by drebanks in Blog, Broadcast, Cancer, Media, Men's Health

Actice Surveillance is a method of monitoring men with low risk prostate cancer without the need for aggressive treatment like surgery or radiation therapy.  Until recently, a man with an elevated PSA ended up with a biopsy and radical prostatectomy if cancer was found.  That is despite the fact that most prostate cancer is slow growing and most men will die from something other than their prostate cancer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Younger Every Year

Posted on 3. Oct, 2013 by drebanks in Age Management, Blog, healthy aging, Longevity, Preventive Wellness, Youthful Aging

Within each of your cells there are pieces of DNA that determine how quickly you age.  These end caps on your chromosomes, called telomeres, were long thought to be junk-DNA since they did not code for any genes like the rest of the chromosomal DNA.  But in 2009, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists who uncovered the role that telomeres play in aging and disease.  We now know that telomeres are essentially the biological clocks within the cell determining how quickly your cells are aging.  The shorter your telomeres, the older your cells and therefore your body behaves.  The length of your telomeres is also closely associated with your risk of developing chronic diseases, like heart disease, arthritis and cancer.  The good news is that your telomere length is not static; you can change it based on how you live your life. Read the rest of this entry »

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