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Exercise May Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

Need fresh motivation to lace up those walking shoes? A study of 1.44 million adults reports that physical activity is associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including three of the four most common—breast, colon and lung cancer. Generally, meeting the recommended 150 minutes a week for moderate

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media

Osteosarcoma Symptoms May Point to a Rare Type of Cancer

Osteosarcoma Symptoms May Point to a Rare Type of Cancer

What is osteosarcoma? It’s a cancer of the bones—one of the few cancers, in fact, that actually starts in the bones, as opposed to spreading (metastasizing) to the bones from elsewhere in the body. Once osteosarcoma develops, it can spread to nearby muscles. Osteosarcoma, also known as bone sarcoma, can

Breast Cancer: Separating Fact From Fiction

Breast cancer is not caused by cell phones, caffeine, antiperspirants, bras, or mammograms. It’s not contagious, it does not automatically develop if you have a family history of the disease, and a diagnosis is not a death sentence.

Those myths about breast cancer are easy to dispel because there is simply

Lifestyle Choices Can Help Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016, and that about 596,000 people will die from the disease. Eating a poor diet, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and being overweight are thought to account for more

Tackling the Issue of Vaginal Dryness

Postmenopausal women often have a variety of concerns and problems that can result from the changes in their hormone levels. Margaret Polaneczky, MD, a gynecologist at the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, says that vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints among postmenopausal women.
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Newsbriefs: Warfarin; Carbs; Breast Cancer Survival

Monitor Your Diet Carefully if You Take Warfarin
Poor knowledge of food interactions with the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin®) may increase the risk of serious side effects in people who take it, according to research presented at EuroHeartCare 2016, in April. Warfarin protects against stroke by decreasing the risk for blood

Study Suggests that Regular Mammograms Benefit Elderly Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—an independent panel of health experts—currently recommends biennial (every two years) mammograms for women ages 65 to 74, and issued final guidelines to this effect in January. But when it comes to older women the task force continues to make no recommendation, concluding that

Ask the Doctor: Detox Diets and Hot Flashes

Q. I keep seeing advertisements for “detox diets.” Would going on a detox diet improve my health?

A. Many detox diets involve food restriction and/or taking supplements that claim to clear toxins from your body. As a rule, detox diets are unhealthy and unnecessary. Following a detox diet can reduce your

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