Health&Me: Pancreatic Cancer

Hello Everyone! Today’s post is about pancreatic cancer. The pancreas is an organ that sits behind the stomach, with its tail end next to the spleen. © John Hopkins University (http://pathology.jhu.edu)   There two major types of pancreatic cancer: Exocrine Exocrine cancers are by far the most common type of pancreas cancer. Endocrine Tumors of … Continue reading Health&Me: Pancreatic Cancer

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Health&Me: Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Written by: Darlene Esmeralda Dragon fruit or red pitaya belongs to the Cactaceae family from the subfamily Cactoidea of the tribe Cactea.[1] The Dragon fruit is  indigenous to Central America exported from several Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bangladesh , Pitahaya plants can have up to 4-6 fruiting cycles per year.[2] Pitaya or Dragon fruit … Continue reading Health&Me: Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Health&Me: How to Care for Your Kidneys

Kidneys, bean-shaped, about the size of a tightly clenched fist. But as part of the renal system, their purpose is not just simply to act as a filter.  Below are the following functions of the kidneys: Urine Production Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) Osmolarity and Osmolality Regulation of Water Excretion Electrolyte Excretion Acid-Base Balance Auto-regulation of Blood … Continue reading Health&Me: How to Care for Your Kidneys