Remarkably, people with Down syndrome have an increased incidence of leukemia but a much lower incidence of solid tissue tumors. What is it about the extra copy of chromosome 21 that protects them from solid tumors but predisposes them to blood cancers?
Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.
There are many reasons cancer has become ingrained in the landscape of our lives. Cancer prevention should be on the top of every corporate spreadsheet. How would that change the way we do business? What could that do to expand corporate social responsibility?
Hospitals and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have been implementing strategies to decrease door-to-balloon (D2B) time. Not familiar with D2B? It's the term for the time it takes to get a heart attack victim to the hospital for a cardiac angioplasty procedure (heart cath).
Patriots fans, take good care of yourselves -- fans of losing teams in major sporting events have been known to experience higher risks of heart attacks for a couple weeks following an emotional championship game. Don't kill the messenger!
Basketball legend Bill Walton is beloved as much for his boundless enthusiasm and quirky individualism as for his hoops heroism. But the class and perseverance he's shown through decades of severe chronic back, leg and foot pain might just top his most courageous courtside achievements.
We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.