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Cancer & Veggies...Risky Pill Splitting...HydroWorx®

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Cancer & Veggies

Diet has been connected to diseases, particularly cancer. A study at one university is targeting pancreatic cancer with foods that may prevent it. Cancer researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say phytochemicals found in vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli could be lifesavers. The chemicals, called isothiocyanates, are released when cruciferous vegetables are cut and chewed. In lab tests, the ITC’s protect against aggressive pancreas cancer cells.

Risky Pill Splitting

Though the halves look equal, pill splitting doesn’t always result in an even dose. A recent study at Rutgers University investigated the common practice of splitting a larger-dose generic muscle relaxant into two, smaller doses. However, due to uneven pill splitting which sometimes results in shattered pills, dosages greatly varied from half the prescribed amount to one-and-a-half times the dose. Too much of the medication can lead to excessive drowsiness. While pill splitting is a common moneysaver, ask your pharmacist about which pills it works safest for.

HydroWorx®

Don’t forget to pop on your bathing suit when you go for a run on this treadmill—you’re sure to get soaked! HydroWorx® aquatic therapy pools are in use not only in healthcare settings for rehabilitation, but also in backyards and homes. The therapy pools used in rehab centers feature a floor that lowers into the water and then moves like a treadmill. The home models have an integrated treadmill floor.

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