Items Tagged ‘Health and Wellness’

September 22nd, 2016

CDC Vaccine Information and Recommendations for the 2016/17 Influenza Season

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With the start of a new school year and the approaching winter, it’s time to get informed about the most critical information regarding the 2016/17 influenza vaccines and CDC’s vaccination recommendations. The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older receive the influenza vaccine by the end of October, yearly. Since influenza virus activity […]

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Tags: Afluria, Center for Disease Control, flu vaccine, Fluad, Fluarix, Flubolk, Flulaval, FluMist, Fluvirin, Fluzone, Fluzone High-Dose, Health and Wellness


July 8th, 2016

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing

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Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide vital information about how genetic testing suits one’s individual needs, potential risks and benefits, and the role of […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Types of Cancer


August 8th, 2014

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk

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Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now been reported to increase the risk of acute myelod leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among IBD patients. These data were recently reported in a […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, cancer prevention, General Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Health and Wellness, Leukemia, MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, News, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, thiopurines


April 17th, 2014

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health

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A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life, according to the results of a study published in PLOS One. The relationship between diet and health […]

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Tags: General, Health and Wellness, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)


December 4th, 2013

Supplements May Not Protect Against Cancer and Heart Disease

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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation stating that it cannot recommend for or against vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer or heart disease. The recommendation is based on the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found no evidence that supplements protect against […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, Health and Wellness, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer)


November 8th, 2013

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer

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Good news for coffee addicts—new research has found that regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent. In fact, the study—published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology—found that people who consume more than three cups of coffee per day reduce their risk by more than 50 percent.[1] The liver is the […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


September 11th, 2013

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors

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Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Sleep problems and fatigue are among the most common problems experienced by cancer survivors, and can have a profound impact on quality […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, Health and Wellness, Management and Prevention of Fatigue Supportive Care, News, Supportive Care


September 4th, 2013

Celiac Disease Associated with Higher Risk of Lymphoma

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Individuals with celiac disease have an increased risk of lymphoma, particularly if they have a condition known as persistent villous atrophy, according to the results of a large cohort study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.[1] Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine characterized by intolerance to gluten, which is a […]

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Tags: Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Health and Wellness, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Indolent/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Recurrent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


June 21st, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Rates Appeared to Drop Along with a Drop in the Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Ovarian rates began to decline faster in 2002, which is about the same time many older women stopped using hormone replacement therapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often prescribed for women during menopause, which is a natural phase of the female lifecycle […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, News, Ovarian Cancer, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer


April 19th, 2013

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Cancer Risk

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Following a heart-healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk for heart disease can also help prevent cancer, according to the results of a study published in Circulation. The American Heart Association designed their educational program My Life Check® in order to improve health by educating the public on how best to live. The campaign includes Life’s […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, Health and Wellness, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Types of Cancer


March 14th, 2013

Smoking Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

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Women who smoke—and especially those who started smoking prior to the birth of their first child—have an increased risk of breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study indicates that smoking might actually play a role in the initiation of breast cancer. Breast […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


January 30th, 2013

Familial Cancer Risk Present in Both Young and Older Diagnosis

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Although early onset cancers tend to have a more pronounced hereditary component than cancers that develop at a later age, there is still an increased risk of some familial cancers even when a parent is diagnosed at an older age, according to the results of a study published in the British Medical Journal. The chance of […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Health and Wellness, News


October 26th, 2012

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Newly Menopausal Women May Carry More Benefit Than Risk

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Hormone replacement therapy for newly menopausal women may not be as risky as once believed, according to the results of a study presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Florida in October 2012.[1] In fact, the researchers concluded that combination hormone replacement therapy in newly menopausal women relieves […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Health and Wellness, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


October 25th, 2012

Multivitamins May Cut Cancer Risk

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Daily supplementation with multivitamins modestly but significantly reduced the risk of cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than 10 years, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The chance of an individual developing cancer depends on both inherited genetic factors as well […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Health and Wellness, News, Types of Cancer


October 22nd, 2012

B Vitamins Do Not Appear to Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk

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A combination supplement of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 did not statistically significantly increase or decrease the risk of colorectal cancer in older women, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.[1] Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer