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: Breast Cancer

Hi! For this month’s post, I wanted to give light to one of the most diagnosed type of cancer that affects women ―breast cancer. According to BreastCancer.Org through January 2016, more than 3.5 million women were living with breast cancer in the United States. And according to the same article from the site, a new … Continue reading Health&Me: Breast Cancer

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