There are too many LGBT patients who are uncomfortable discussing sexual orientation or gender identity with health-care providers -- and there are too many providers who need training on how to have these discussions with patients.
Eat like your life depends on it. So say the authors of a recently-published book, The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. Here is a must-have book for all women who have been through breast cancer and want to thrive, not just survive.
When a dear friend gets diagnosed with cancer it is totally devastating. Unconsciously, my next thought leaps to her lifestyle choices and what could have been done to prevent this. This is not about judgment, but about self-protection --- trying to exert control over the uncontrollable.
Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, all Americans can agree that our health care costs are unsustainable -- and the sooner we acknowledge that, the better. A new report from the Institute of Medicine reveals the truth about the way our health care dollars are spent.
One of my patients asked me about a recent article she read in a magazine that said that fish oil supplement consumption may lead to increased risk of cancer. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and takes fish oil for help with controlling inflammation in her body.
Although Boniol's latest research adds to the extensive amount of data linking UV indoor tanning to fatal skin cancers such as melanoma, it is going to take much more than scientific evidence to put an end to the preventable deaths of countless individuals.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes that the health risks of drinking soda should be viewed by U.S. health officials in the same way that they viewed the health risks of using tobacco in the 1960s.
After a recent health scare, I'm taking better care of myself. And since 80 percent of the immune system is in our gut, I'm adopting a clean diet. But there's one little problem. I don't know how to cook.
I may not know firsthand what my grandmother went through when she was diagnosed, but I know how her loss has affected my mother. I can only hope that my children, and their children, won't ever have to face the prospect of a life with cancer.
Giving back gives us a guiding shared purpose that is greater than any self-interest, which makes us stronger as an organization. The power of caring cannot be measured in dollars, but is immeasurably valuable to all companies.
For decades now, we've heard about taking aspirin daily as a way to prevent heart disease. Some of my patients have even taken it upon themselves to start taking a daily baby aspirin because they think that it is a healthy thing to do.
Celts for Blue Cure won't be just another cancer awareness event. It will bring a message for action aimed directly at students. That message? Diet and lifestyle can help you avoid getting prostate cancer.
2011-2012 will certainly be remembered as a famous and an infamous year for all those who hold Penn State close to their hearts. But when faced with the trials of this year, the community has rallied, especially around events like The Penn State Dance Marathon.
Advances in the diagnosis of breast cancer through ultrasound, mammography and breast MRI have helped reduce mortality rates by 25 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. But not for the poor.