Battling And Beating Cancer – Leukemia and Leukemia Research With Dr Le Beau

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Battling Beating Cancer – Lymphoma Signs, Symptoms Treatments With Dr. Leo Gordon

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Episode 2 – Fighting Ropes – Wes and the Fat Guy

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Battling and Beating Cancer — Coping With The Psychological & Social Aspects of Cancer Part 1

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Battling and Beating Cancer — Coping With The Psychological & Social Aspects of Cancer Part 2

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Pregnancy and Diabetes (Pregnancy Health Guru Tip)

May 16, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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Five percent of pregnant women have gestational diabetes. Learn more in this video, or GO TO: www.pregnancyhealthguru.com

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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Pregnant Women (Part 2)

March 28, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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The second part of the ‘Yoga For Pregnant Women’ video describes the pranayams which are fine exercises that would complete the entire process of attaining a healthy delivery. Cures for pre- and post-natal depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, nausea and the like ailments during pregnancy, using readily available home remedies, is taught by Swami Ramdev-ji. Click www.rajshri.com to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos.

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Donating Blood

May 21, 2008 by  
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Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help cancer patients. It’s an ongoing need as red blood cells can only be stored for 42 days and platelets for 5 days.

The first recorded blood transfusion was in 1492, when the Pope (Pope Innocent VIII) was transfused. In 1901, the first human blood types (A,B and O) were documents by Austrian physician, Karl Landsteiner. The fourth blood type, AB was documented in 1902 by Decatsrello and Sturli.

From 1995-1999 the U.S. government put into place regulations to increase the safety of donated blood including testing to identify genetic viruses such as HIV and HCV.

Blood Types

Break down of Blood Types in The United States

  • O positive 38%
  • O negative 7%
  • A positive 34%
  • A negative 6%
  • B positive 9%
  • B negative 2%
  • AB positive 3%
  • AB negative 1%

Source,The American Red Cross, 2007.

The Universal Donor Theory?

Per the Mayo Clinic: “There is no universal blood donor type. Donated blood is routinely classified by type as A, B, AB or O, and as Rh positive or Rh negative. In the past, people with Type O/Rh negative blood were considered universal blood donors. This implied that anyone, regardless of blood type, could receive Type O/Rh negative blood without risking a transfusion reaction.” However now it is understood that even this type of donor could cause reactions.

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