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Debate Rages On At Health Care Town Halls

Constituents Continue To Voice Concern To Lawmakers Nationwide It is intended to the benchmark of the Obama presidency: sweeping health care reform that provides universal coverage. Yet the matter has been a hot button issue in town hall meetings nationwide, including here in the tri-state. Whether...
August 12th, 2009 | News | Read More

Obama healthcare debate: Your views

US President Barack Obama’s plans to reform healthcare is proving an extremely divisive issue among Americans. Mr Obama has accused opponents of his proposals of trying to “scare the heck” out of people. Opponents, meanwhile, have been making serious accusations about his plans and...
August 12th, 2009 | News | Read More

Health Care Coverage for Preventive Surgery

Prophylactic (preventive) treatment is expensive because of all of the surgery, anesthesia, nursing, and hospital costs. Most people cannot afford to pay for this on their own — nor should they have to. Many insurance companies will pay without any special explanations. But in some cases you might...
August 12th, 2009 | News | Read More

Fran Drescher’s uber-healthy FranBrand skin care line debuts on HSN

The Classic Cleanser ($19.90) is a wash and makeup remover that works without using a cloth, thus cutting down on detergents and water needed for laundry. A portion of the proceeds will benefot Cancer Schmancer, Drescher’s own organization she founded to promote women’s health care reform...
August 4th, 2009 | News | Read More

Exercise And Rest Reduce Cancer Risk

Exercise is good for more than just your waistline. A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that regular physical activity can lower a woman’s overall risk of cancer...
July 29th, 2009 | News | Read More

People who exercise lower their risk of colon cancer

An ambitious new study has added considerable weight to the claim that exercise can lower the risk for colon cancer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University combined and analyzed several decades worth of data from past studies on how exercise affects...
July 22nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Small Molecule Might Play Big Part in Lung Cancer

Researchers have isolated a small molecule that might play a big part in a form of lung cancer that typically strikes people who have never smoked, opening up the possibilities for new treatments for this deadly malignancy. The microRNA miR-21 was found particularly elevated in adenocarcinomas that affect...
July 19th, 2009 | News | Read More

Circulating Blood Cells Are Important Predictors Of Cancer Spread In Children

Endothelial progenitor cells may play a role in the start and progression of metastatic disease in children with cancer, according to study results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “This is the first study to measure circulating endothelial...
July 15th, 2009 | News | Read More

Study of anti-cancer marijuana substance in early stage

Ask Dr. Weil: Q: What is it about marijuana that slows breast cancer spread? I heard about this, but it sounds far-fetched. Is there anything to it? A: You probably heard about a study from California showing that a substance in marijuana appears to turn off the activity of a gene that promotes the spread...
July 15th, 2009 | News | Read More

New drugs could transform cancer treatment

PARP inhibitors appear to destroy disease, small but stunning study shows Just-released research about a new class of drugs called “PARP inhibitors” is the most exciting development in cancer research in a decade or more. In just a few years it could save thousands of lives. In the longer term, the...
July 12th, 2009 | News | Read More