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Obamacare Widened Access to Cancer Care October 19, 2017

ACA boosted coverage for people with various malignancies, study says

Gene Therapy Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma October 19, 2017

The first such treatment for non-Hodgkin form of this cancer

Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life October 19, 2017

Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found

1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted October 19, 2017

Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds

FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy October 19, 2017

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer October 19, 2017

Here's what you can do

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study October 18, 2017

Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses

Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect October 18, 2017

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early

Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin October 18, 2017

Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early October 17, 2017

Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition

Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers October 17, 2017

Endometrial and breast tumors were less likely among obese women who had the procedure

Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care? October 17, 2017

Artificial intelligence technology predicted 97 percent of malignancies in study

1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV October 16, 2017

Vaccine provides protection, but number of boys getting shots remains low, researchers say

Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites October 16, 2017

Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters October 16, 2017

Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women October 16, 2017

Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says

Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters October 13, 2017

Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy October 13, 2017

Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese October 13, 2017

CDC stats show growing epidemic that means more illness and health care costs, health experts say

Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain October 12, 2017

Small study suggests it might boost memory, learning

How to Talk to Someone With Cancer October 12, 2017

To foster healing, keep communication open, constant and positive, expert suggests

Breast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early Detection October 12, 2017

Newer treatments, early diagnoses are improving outcomes for women with the disease, experts say

Health Tip: Food Safety for People With Cancer October 12, 2017

Here's what you can do

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising October 11, 2017

More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away

Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say October 10, 2017

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck October 09, 2017

Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work

FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika October 06, 2017

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

Today's Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations October 06, 2017

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggests

Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary October 06, 2017

There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says

Newer Drug May Prolong Lymphoma Remission October 04, 2017

But blood cancer experts call for more research

How Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Raise Risk of Tumors October 04, 2017

New insight into BRCA1 could help assess women's chances for the disease, researchers say

Surviving Heart Attack Often Means Leaving Job Behind October 04, 2017

Danish research suggests more support needed for workers

Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts October 04, 2017

1 in 4 admitted intent beforehand, opening an opportunity for prevention, researchers say

Health Tip: Screening for Lung Cancer October 04, 2017

Things you should know

Breast Cancer's Decline May Have Saved 322,000 Lives October 03, 2017

But advances in care may not have helped black women as much as whites, report finds

Obesity Linked to 13 Types of Cancer October 03, 2017

Losing weight might lower the risk, researchers say

Measuring 30-Day Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients October 03, 2017

Researchers develop 13-point assessment

Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near October 02, 2017

How Much Alcohol Is Really OK? October 02, 2017

Know your limit to protect your health

Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal? October 02, 2017

Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says

Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls September 30, 2017

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2017

The most common cancer in the United States

A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's? September 29, 2017

Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say

Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer September 29, 2017

Learn to identify potential symptoms

It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again September 28, 2017

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

Adding Drug to Standard Care May Prolong Lymphoma Survival September 27, 2017

Doctors expect this will become new standard for people with mantle-cell lymphoma

Fewer Uninsured Cancer Patients After Medicaid Expansion September 27, 2017

Surgery and radiation are more likely if you have insurance, researcher says

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids September 27, 2017

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65

Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls September 27, 2017

Draft recommendations from influential U.S. panel now await public review

Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival September 27, 2017

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

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