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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations

    The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations
    Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth. Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast. Where actual mythological monsters are...
  • Second-hand smoke bad news for people and pets

    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. A: Your...
  • Celebrating solutions for cancer

    When Laguna Beach friends Lisa Early and Tracy Dean were both 43 years old, a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to turn their lives upside down. After surviving their battles and empathizing with other women who had stories like theirs, the two set out...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • Gamma camera continues to show value in fighting breast cancer

    For Sandra Dianna, a Hampton school teacher, the BSGI test proved a lifesaver. The "breast specific gamma imaging" camera — BSGI — discovered her breast cancer before it had time to spread. Within three days of discovering the malignancy,...
  • New add-on charges appearing on medical bills

    New add-on charges appearing on medical bills
    Has anyone else encountered those pesky add-on charges that have emerged for doctor's visits? A facilities fee here; a "medical diagnosis" co-pay for a visit to get your eyes checked (that's in addition to the vision insurance co-pay); and a hospital...
  • Mother's mission to cure cancer continues after son's death

    Mother's mission to cure cancer continues after son's death
    Some days Amber Larkin seeks refuge in the bedroom of her son, Noah. His Star Wars action figures still line the shelves. His Lego sets cover the desk. There is an unopened gift. "I just sit and talk to him," Larkin says. "He is very much present."...
  • Toxins in the environment can make you older than your years

    Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill whatdoctorsknow.com CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? Part of the explanation, according to research published recently in Cell Press...
  • Breastfeeding with breast cancer

    Breastfeeding with breast cancer
    Many mothers subscribe to the belief that breastfeeding is healthy for their children. Medical experts encourage breastfeeding for at least a period of one year so that the infant receives optimal nutrition and the antibodies necessary to start off life...
  • Scott McKenzie thrilled with new contract

    Scott McKenzie thrilled with new contract
    What does Scott McKenzie have to say about his new, multi-year contract with MIX 105.1? "I'm thrilled that CBS Radio, MIX 105.1 and the listeners have given me another chance to work out the bugs and get this radio thing right," McKenzie told me...
  • Local resident Feifer assists with Team in Training program for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    Roy Feifer truly exemplifies the concept of turning an unfortunate situation into a good one, and has generated quite a following. Feifer, of Coral Springs, witnessed his father lose the battle to a form of Leukemia quite a while ago and subsequently...