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Overweight and Obesity by Ash’Lea Brooks Brown

By at April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am | 0 Comment

Obesity and overweight are terms that are used when discussing ranges of weight that surpass what is considered a healthy weight for any given height. Obesity is an excess proportion of body fat overall. When the weight is 20% or more above normal, someone is considered to be obese. Obesity is commonly measured through a body mass index calculation. If the BMI is between more...

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Breast Cancer and Young Women by Jennifer Snyder

By at April 16, 2013 | 6:30 am | 1 Comments

Each year, one million individuals are diagnosed with cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that of this one million, 296,980 of these cases will be women diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2013.  Of the 296,980 diagnosed, 7 percent will be women under the age of forty, or roughly 20,789 women. This is a staggering figure, considering most women in this age more...

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What is Glioblastoma Multiforme by Kara Friedman

By at March 21, 2013 | 7:59 am | 0 Comment

There are over 120 different types of brain tumors.  The most common brain tumors origionate in the glglile tissue of the brain.  Glioblastoma Multiforme (also known as GBM), is the most common and most aggressive brain tumor that appears in humans.  It is a fast-growing brain or spinal cord tumor, but it mostly appears in the brain.  A glioblastoma multiforme belongs more...

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How Many Women Die from Breast Cancer by Shenetra West

By at March 20, 2013 | 7:41 am | 0 Comment

I chose breast cancer as my health topic. I chose this health topic because my grandmother was diagnosed back in August and I need to know as much as I possibly can. Over 200,000 American women are diagnosed, and almost 40,000 of them die from breast cancer. This disease is the second type of cancer that results in death among American women. What is breast cancer and the more...

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What to Know About Chemotherapy Treatment by Alyssa Arceri

By at March 14, 2013 | 9:15 am | 1 Comments

There are many types of cancer a person may get throughout their lifetime: lung cancer, breast cancer, ovary cancer, and etc. One thing most cancers have in common is a treatment that is offered to fight their cancer, Chemotherapy (chemo). Chemo is used to slow down cancers growth throughout a person’s body. There are many different kinds of drugs that are used more...

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