Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cancer is not one event but a chain of events

Each cancer starts with changes in 1 cell or a small group of cells. Studies have shown that carcinogenesis ( the conversion of normal cells to cancer cells) occurs because of mutations in two basic classes of genes:  proto-oncogenes and … Continue reading

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Medical Myth Monday – Chewing gum takes 7 years to pass through your digestive system

Love, love, love this one. I have a problem with gum meaning I love the taste of it but as soon as I chew it for about 20 seconds, I have the urge to swallow it. I got all kinds … Continue reading

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Fridays with Freda- How to make your home healthier

Everyday we are exposed to toxins in the air we breathe,  in household items and in food we eat. We can’t control everything, but we can limit the number of toxins that we bring into our home. The following are … Continue reading

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Medical Myth Monday – Going outside with wet hair will give you a cold

Variations on these words of wisdom include: “don’t go to sleep with wet hair or you’ll catch a cold” and “you probably got sick because you were outside in the cold and wet”. Sorry to upset anyone, but these are … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina when it was a city of 100,000 people. It was an easy existence for the most part. No one went to private school and the public schools were good. My closest friends lived … Continue reading

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