Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your
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Smoking, drinking alcohol, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) all can increase your risk of throat cancer, but genital human papillomavirus (HPV) has become a leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States. In fact, some 9,000 people are diagnosed each year with throat cancer that may be caused by
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)
Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)
Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)
New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)
What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health
Cancer remains the second most common cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for nearly one in every four deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases will be diagnosed, and 585,720 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S.
You can lower your risks
Osteoporosis is Undertreated in Fracture Patients
Many patients who suffer a hip fracture are not told they have osteoporosis, nor are they offered treatment for the condition, according to research presented at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2016 annual meeting. Researchers gathered information from patients who had been hospitalized for a hip
In years past, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of cancer death among American women. One of the primary reasons why it was so deadly is because most women experience no cervical cancer symptoms until the disease has spread.
But in the past 30 years, deaths from cervical
Two tests better than one for cervical cancer detection
Researchers have discovered that examining results from two screening tests for gynecological cancer—the Pap test and the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test—significantly improved the detection of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions among more than 1,600 women. The researchers found that, on its
For women who undergo screening and who are diagnosed early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Waiting for symptoms of cervical cancer to appear, however, holds the potential for the cancer to progress to an advanced stage and become life threatening. Likewise, vaccinations for men and women to prevent human papillomavirus
Millions of Women Are Missing Cervical Cancer Screenings
As many as eight million American women between the ages of 21 and 65 did not have a Pap test for cervical cancer between 2007 and 2011, even though recommendations call for testing every three years for women in this age group. These
Breast cancer may steal the limelight, but cancers of the female reproductive system are an equally serious concern. In 2013, an estimated 92,500 women in the United States were diagnosed with cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vulva, vagina or fallopian tubes, and about 28,000 women died from these diseases.