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Testicular Cancer Info: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Myths & Facts

A common stereotype of manhood is the resistance to professional assistance. This includes stopping to ask for directions. Hiring someone to fix the kitchen sink. And most dangerous of all, the "no need" attitude towards visits to the doctor.

This is why the BTB Foundation has partnered with the Testicular Cancer Society to help spread awareness about the risks and symptoms of testicular cancer. Even with one of the highest survival rates among cancerous diseases, an astonishing 390 men die annually from this illness. One of the biggest contributors to this statistic is the lack of education.

When men know the risks and get to their doctor when symptoms surface, there is a 96% survival rate. For all those men who have been taken by this disease, share the following information about testicular cancer with every man you know. It's time to save a life.

Who Gets It

Testicular cancer develops mostly in men in the 15-35 age bracket.

David Finklang, 27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in September 2010. He experienced persistent chest pain which lead him to visit the doctor. Ten days later the exams showed that he had cancer. Listen to his story:

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Interview with Janet Jackson Nutrisystem’s Spokesperson - Part B

Janet Jackson talks about her initiatives to join Nutrisystem® Success™. It was not only her desire to lose weight and keep it off but also her goal to give back to the community that got her on Nutrisystem. Janet created Nutribank, an organization that donates $1 for every pound lost on Nutrisystem. That’s million of dollars to be donated for feeding people who are hungry in 2012.

How Did Your Book “True You” Lead You to Work with Nutrisystem and Nutribank?

Janet: My book “True You” comes out December 15th on paperback. I am very excited about that. I felt it was important to talk about self-esteem, weight issues, and all of those things. People come to me and ask me how I lost weight, how I gained, how did take it off, how did I put it on. What I tell them is the nutrition aspect of it. So, I wanted to do something that would help people understand how the whole thing evolved and the way to do this was to start from the beginning, which was my childhood. So many people, not just women but men too, have come to me and tell me how the relate to the book and the anecdotes.

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Interview with Janet Jackson Nutrisystem’s Spokesperson - Part A

Janet Jackson, recording artist, actress and now the new spokesperson for Nutrisystem, got interviewed on her recent Nutrisystem experience. Janet's message is: "Make Nutrisystem® Success™ your plan".

Janet, who has been on Nutrisystem® Success™ for a while and has already seen results, was enjoying her favorite Nutrisystem bar right before the interview started. This is why the first question of this interview is:

Where You Just Eating Nutrisystem?

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Janet Jackson Endorses Nutrisystem® Success™ New Program

Janet, sister of the famous Michael Jackson and the youngest child of the Jackson family, is about to share her diet tips with her fans following her sign up as the new spokesperson of the very popular Nutrisystem weight loss program.

Nutrisystem has just announced that the superstar got on the new program Nutrisystem® Success™, the most comprehensive program ever designed by Nutrisystem. The program is designed to not only help you lose unnecessary weight but also teach you how to keep it off. The core values of this plan are

  • portion-control
  • frequent meals of low Glycemic index, and
  • balanced nutrition

The plan is designed by dietitians and has a solid scientific approach.

Janet’s success on Nutrisystem speaks for itself. Born in 1966, she is now in her forties and looks fantastic!

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Does the Slim Fast Optima Diet Really Work?

Slim Fast is one of the few weight loss programs that have been clinically studied.

One study that examined if Slim Fast works was conducted in the Obesity Center at the University Hospital of Ulm in Ulm, Germany, in 1999. The study, designed to test whether an energy restricted diet combined with the meal replacement Slim Fast is a useful tool for sustained weight loss, clearly found that Slim Fast can be used successfully for long-term weight control and improvements in biomarkers of disease risk.

Can I lose weight drinking Slim Fast? - The Study Design

The 100 participants in the study, all over 18 years of age with Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 40, were prescribed a balanced diet of 1200-1500 calories per day. They ate three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and two snacks each day, with 19-21% of their daily calories coming from protein, 48-54% from carbohydrates, and 25-34% from fat.

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Amount of Excess Weight Loss After Lap Band is 50%, Study Finds

While adjustable gastric banding has been used for the treatment of obesity since the early 1980s, it was not until 2001 that the FDA approved the LAP-BAND in the US. Since then, a number of short-term studies have repeatedly proven the excellent weight loss results of this most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure worldwide.

What is the long-term weight loss of gastric-band patients? Does the band keep the weight off several years after the surgery?

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Rate of Band Erosion After Gastric Banding is 0.53%, Study Finds

More than 300,000 people have undergone laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) worldwide. This operation has gained great popularity because it is promoted as the safest, most effective and easily reversible operation for patients for whom non-surgical methods of weight loss have failed.

Studies have shown that re-operations due to LAGB failure occur at a rate of 5.9%. A number of complications, such as band slippage, pouch dilation, band migration or band erosion, can occur leading to re-operation after lap band surgery..

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Research on Lipo-6 Side Effects - Weighing Benefits and Risks of Nutrex Fat Burner

The most blatant case of severe adverse reactions from Lipo-6 is that of a myocardial infarction, recorded in the scientific literature in 2009 by Dr John E. Thomas, MD. The case pertains to a 24-year-old healthy man, member of US Navy, who presented acute chest pain followed by shortness of breath, anxiousness, sweating and repeated vomiting, just a few hours after ingesting Nutrex Lipo-6.

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How To Make Matcha Green Tea Icecream

Matcha, a herbal drink that used to be closely associated with traditional ceremonies in Japan, refers to a type of finely-milled green tea. Today, this green tea powder is the key ingredient in a wide range of drinks, such as Matcha cappuccino, and desserts such as Matcha ice- cream.

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Model D versus Model E – Concept 2 Rowers Comparison

Concept 2, best known for their indoors rowing machines, stand atop the rowing market with their innovative rowing products, such as the Model D and Model E rowing machines.

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