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Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

Jenn Ryan is a freelance writer and editor who's passionate about health, fitness, and animals. She loves running and playing with her rescued rabbits.
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Why Pancreatic Cancer Is On the Rise

Many of us likely don’t give much thought to our pancreas. What even is it, anyway? The pancreas has to do with the stomach—it’s vital to your digestion. The pancreas produces digestive enzymes and releases hormones (including insulin) to help control blood sugar [1]. Although pancreatic cancer isn’t extremely common (55,000 people are currently diagnosed […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 3 min read

Woman Who Had Dementia For 5 Years Turned Out To Have A Common And Reversible Condition

A new medical report details the case of a woman who started showing strange “altered behavior” and was diagnosed with dementia for five years. However, her symptoms were actually reversible. The unnamed woman, discussed in BMJ Case Reports, started exhibiting a gradual change in behavior, which was noticed by her family. As well as no longer cooking, keeping […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 6 min read

Stop using ‘non-stick’ Teflon pans! This is what happens to your risk of cancer, liver and kidney disease

Editor’s Note: A recent news report has shed more light on the issue of non-stick cookware. The Hearty Soul team thought it imperative to provide the most up to date information to our readers on the subject:  CNBC Reports: “Now two new analyses of drinking water data and the science used to analyze it make […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 6 min read

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

I was a nanny for seven years and have never heard of oppositional defiant disorder. I’ve taken care of children from six months old to twelve and even older, and while I’ve had my share of disagreements with my kids, I don’t know if anything I experienced would classify as oppositional defiant disorder. Colleen Dilthey Thomas […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 6 min read

Can You Get Lung Cancer Without Smoking? This Healthy 28-Year Old Did

Stephen Huff, 28, grew up playing baseball in Tennessee. After earning a scholarship as a pitcher, Huff was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He exercised every day, ate well, and even said he tried to eat organic. He could run eight miles at a time. Huff was the very picture of health—an athlete who […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 5 min read

Lead In Turmeric: These 6 Brands Are Known To Contain Lead

Do you love turmeric as much as I do? I’ve found this spice to be incorporated into just about all of my food lately—I even love making a tea out of fresh turmeric root with some coconut oil added in! I just can’t help myself with that coconut oil. With all the love for turmeric, it’s […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 5 min read

Sex And Cancer: Was Sexual Reproduction Meant to Prevent Cancer?

With more than 99 percent of multicellular organisms reproducing through sex, it’s easy to think that sexual reproduction happens for reason [1]. There are, of course, organisms that reproduce asexually, which works as a type of cloning method and doesn’t require another organism’s DNA. Asexual reproduction, therefore, doesn’t need two organisms to reproduce, although some […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 6 min read

What Exactly Is the Link Between Your Appendix and Parkinson’s?

Last year, a study of 1.7 million people found that if you get your appendix removed, you’re 25 percent less likely to get Parkinson’s disease [1]. Now, a study involving over 62 million health records is showing the opposite. How can this be? Previous research has had a lot to say about the link between […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 5 min read

What Are Cervicogenic Headaches? How To Avoid These Headaches

A cervicogenic headache (also referred to as CGH) is a headache classified by a dull pain that starts from the neck and radiates across the back of the head up towards the temples. The pain may even spread across the forehead and around the eyes or ears [1]. Unlike migraines, a CGH isn’t a throbbing […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 5 min read

What Happens When You Break a Hip? (and How to Avoid a Hip Fracture)

Former President Carter (the oldest living former president in United States history), had surgery to repair his fractured hip and once joked that turkey season was ending soon and that he’d be missing out on his final days to hunt with his broken hip. Unfortunately, former President Carter isn’t alone. Every year, hundreds of thousands […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 5 min read

Killing Cancer Cells with Cold Plasma Technology? Students Show Tentative New Treatment

Undergraduate students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology have been able to kill cancer cells with cold plasma, also called cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) [1]. This budding new cancer fighter wouldn’t involve drugs and has the potential to help eliminate many of the side effects that come with chemotherapy and radiation, two […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer