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African American Women and Breast Cancer Facts

African American Women and Breast Cancer Facts

For African American women, the risk of getting breast cancer is lower than for white women, but the risk of dying from breast cancer is higher. Here are some other facts regarding the disparities between African American women and white women regarding breast cancer. Read More


Nutrition Monitoring should follow Gastric Banding Surgery

Nutrition Monitoring should follow Gastric Banding Surgery

Parents who have had bariatric surgery may require dietary supplements and should pay close attention to their nutritional intake, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center study. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the study followed a group of gastric banding patients and revealed that despite.. Read More


Vitamin D Supplementation Health Benefits Called into Question

Vitamin D Supplementation Health Benefits Called into Question

A number of studies have suggested that vitamin D supplements can offer certain health benefits. However, recent research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology indicates that evidence to support these claims is lacking and that future studies are not likely to shift this outlook. Read More


Muscles Benefit Bones Three Times More than Fat

Muscles Benefit Bones Three Times More than Fat

Although it is widely known that overweight individuals develop stronger bones, a hot topic for osteoporosis investigators over the last 20 years has been whether muscle or fat has a greater impact on bone mineral density. Vietnamese and Australian researchers have now demonstrated that the impact of 'lean mass' is 3.. Read More


Sugar Content Comparison of Popular Beverages

Sugar Content Comparison of Popular Beverages

Sugary drinks may cause a higher risk of breast cancer in girls later in life. This conclusion was reported in a recent study done by The Harvard Medical School. The study followed over 5000 girls age 9 through 14 and was part of a larger study that was also looking at the impact of sugary drinks on childhood obesity. Read More


Does knowing the stage of your breast cancer tumor make a difference for survival rates?

Does knowing the stage of your breast cancer tumor make a difference for survival rates?

A new study shows that most women either do not know or have the wrong information about the stage of their breast cancer tumor. Having the accurate information helps women better comply with treatments. Here is a brief guide to Breast Cancer Tumor Staging. Read More


When Should I Go To The Emergency Room Infographic

When Should I Go To The Emergency Room Infographic

When an emergency suddenly appears, you know medical attention is required immediately. But what if it's not clear that it's a true emergency? How can you tell if what you or someone is experiencing requires rushing to the ER? Here are 11 scenarios where emergency room attention is definitely required. Read More


8 Breast Cancer Myths Infographic

8 Breast Cancer Myths Infographic

Breast cancer is a disease that is rife with a number of common misconceptions. Chances are that you've at least heard of several of these myths regarding breast cancer. To help you determine fact from fiction, here is some myth-busting on eight common breast cancer myths. Read More


6 Known Risk Factors For Colon Cancer Infographic

6 Known Risk Factors For Colon Cancer Infographic

According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is around 1 in 20. Did you know that many risk factors linked with colorectal cancer are lifestyle related? Here are six risk factors for the disease to help you start colon cancer prevention today. Read More


When Should Cancer Patients Go to the Emergency Room?

When Should Cancer Patients Go to the Emergency Room?

Cancer and cancer treatment complications don't always fall under a doctor's office hours. Issues may appear at any time of the day or night, and a medical emergency can arise suddenly. Under normal circumstances, a fever may just be a typical sign of illness and nothing to fret about. However, for cancer patients.. Read More



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