Womans Health

Cancer Prevention information presented on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Mehmet Oz had an informative show about cancer prevention on todays ‘The Dr. Oz Show.’ The first segment of the TV show was called ‘Ask Dr. Oz: Cancer Edition.’ After this question and answer session, he shared about the benefits of vitamin D for preventing cancer.

Doctor Oz explained that 94 percent of the people surveyed either knew someone who had cancer or had cancer themselves. The television show had assembled an expert panel of three people, Doctor Steven Standiford, MD, Doctor Deborah Axelrod, MD, and Registered Dietician, Rachel Beller, who all are involved with treating and consulting with cancer patients.

Menopause Hot Flashes remedies discussed on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz had a segment on yesterday's ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ were he explained remedies and things women can do to relieve night-time menopause hot-flash symptoms. The doctor explained that 3 out of 4 menopausal women suffer from night-sweats. Menopausal hormones are not regulated as well as before which can cause the body to have these hot flashes, he added.

Doctor Oz did caution viewers on his TV show; if they had hot flashes at night and were losing weight without trying, this could be a symptom of cancer. In addition, diabetes can also cause night-sweats, he said. Therefore, if you have night sweats you might want to see your doctor.

Pregnancy increases Woman's Stroke Risk

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from the Loyola University Health System suggest that pregnant women face a 2.4 times more risk of having a stroke than non-pregnant women. The review article discusses pregnancy-induced high-blood pressure syndrome and discusses the increased risk for stroke. The researchers report is published in the journal Women’s Health.

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are rare but serious pregnancy condition that can cause high-blood pressure. High blood pressure is anything that measures higher than 140 for the top number or 90 for the bottom number. The serious illness is called HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count).

Top Five Misused Over the Counter Drugs Exposed on Dr Oz Show

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(Best Syndication News) When it comes to over-the-counter drugs, people believe they are safe, according to Doctor Mehmet C Oz, host of the popular syndicated Dr Oz Show.

“If you think you don’t need a prescription, they must be safe”, Doctor Oz explained. “Then think again.” Nearly 200,000 people are rushed to the hospital every year after taking over-the-counter drugs “the wrong way”.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, Nancy Nkansha, said that people don’t turn the package over to read the active ingredient and recommended use of the drug.

Health Quiz on 'The Dr. Oz Show' points out Symptoms and Signs of more Serious Medical Conditions

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(Best Syndication News) - On today’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’, Dr. Oz had a quiz asking ‘How Healthy Are You?’ He said sometimes we take our health for granted. Working with a panel of medical doctors Oz came up with this questionnaire. Doctors say that there are warning signs that happen before a big health problems occur and Doctor Oz wanted people to be aware of these signs. He gave the viewers and the audience a questionnaire that a panel of doctors helped to put together.

Here are the Questions asked on the show:

1. Do you wake up more than twice a night?

If you answer Yes give yourself 1 point, if No 0 points

Carol Ash DO is a sleep medicine specialist that was on Doctor Oz’s panel of experts on the show today. She explained that you need an average of 8 hours of sleep at night. If you have chronic lack or disrupted sleep you are at risk for developing diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Lack of sleep can also impair your immune system. Additionally, not having enough good sleep at night can interrupt your thinking and can cause daytime accidents.

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