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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Should Women Undergo Life Altering Surgeries as a Method of Cancer Prevention?

A mastectomy is one of the most life changing surgical procedures that a woman can go through. It is the surgical removal of a woman's breast. Angelina Jolie recently made headlines with her decision to undergo a double mastectomy because of a faulty gene that exists in her genetic makeup. This gene is scientifically known as the BRCA1 gene. Mutations of this gene can lead to breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie expressed her personal opinions about the surgery and spoke very highly of genetic testing. Jolie was not diagnosed with ovarian or breast cancer but after committing to genetic testing, doctors advised her that she had a very high risk of receiving breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Preventative Mastectomies on the Rise More women are opting to undergo mastectomies as a method of cancer prevention. The amount of women who have chosen to have a mastectomy has skyrocketed by as much as 50 percent in recent years. The American Society of Breast Surgeons completed a study whi