Month: November 2018

Facts About Lung Cancer

Facts About Lung Cancer

Everyone knows that smoking is bad and leads to illness and disease, including multiple types of cancer — the most well known of which is lung cancer. However, smoking isn’t always the culprit for the second most common type of cancer (after skin cancer). Here are some facts about lung cancer.

Three different types


NSCLC, or non-small cell lung cancer, is the most commonly found cancer among American adults, appearing in 85 percent of cases. It has three common subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large-cell carcinoma.

SCLC, or small cell lung cancer, is the second most common and fastest growing, but it’s easily treated. Theses types of cancers have three stages. Localized cancer is only found in the lung(s); regional cancer spreads to the chest, specifically the lymph nodes and glands; distance cancer shows up in other parts of the body.

Lung carcinoid tumors are rare and grow slowly, but do not spread throughout the body. Mesothelioma commonly affects the lungs’ membrane — although technically not lung cancer, it’s similarly dangerous.


It does not discriminate by gender


Women can’t get prostate or testicular cancer, and men can’t get breast or ovarian cancer. But everybody breathes, and even in ethnic and age groups more prone to lung cancer, it does not discriminate by gender.

Older individuals and African Americans have higher risk


The youngest person ever diagnosed was 45 years old, but 67 percent of cases involve patients who are 65 or older, with an average age of … Read More

How to Create One of a Kind Art with Coffee

How to Create One of a Kind Art with Coffee

Who knew that a small bean could create a such a stir? A fresh cup of coffee, known to many as “liquid gold,” gives many people an extra energy boost in the morning to propel the day forward, and comes with a side of health benefits, including a dose of antioxidants. Whether stopping off at your local coffee shop or waiting for your personalized coffee subscription to be delivered, people relish their daily caffeine infusion. But this coveted bean can also be used to create unique art projects.

Here is what you need to know if you’d like to paint with coffee.

Brewing the perfect tone


To begin your coffee creation, you’ll want to brew an array of shades. For example, french roasts may produce a redder tone while espresso will create browner hues. To achieve this you may want to experiment with your coffee grounds to get the right color. There are settings on your automatic coffee machine for a smaller and stronger cup or you can use a french press and squeeze out the best colors. This will help give you a darker coffee. You can also soak the grounds themselves in water to extract a deeper shade, then add water to lighten it if needed. To give your piece some contrast you can use other colors of paints in addition to your favorite coffee color.

Art with foam

Daily coffee consumption is currently the highest it’s been in years. And as more people head to their … Read More