Category: Health

Isolating the Effects of Vitamin D

The body produces vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight.  The vitamin is also found naturally in some foods, such as fatty fish and mushrooms, and is often added to others, including milk and some cereals.  For people...

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Preventing Breast Cancer From Returning

A Head-to-head Comparison  Previous studies have shown that after a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer, a lumpectomy followed by WBI decreases the risk of the cancer returning in the same breast.  But many women do not...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A patient may be unable to tolerate the standard regimen due to frailty or because of other health problems, including those related to having had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or being treated for cancer in the past, explained...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

FDA approvals bring new options for older patients with AML.  Some older people diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) now have two new treatment options, with the approvals last month by the Food and Drug Administration...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Questions for the Research Team.  It’s a good idea to bring a list of questions and concerns.  Here are some questions that can be useful for your discussion.  Why is this study being done?  Who is sponsoring this study? ...

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Walk Off Heart-Failure Risk

One in five Americans will develop heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently. But in a recent study of 137,303 older women by the University of Buffalo, those who walked...

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