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  • Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it

    Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it
    Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no. In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
  • Enjoy soy: Most warnings about thus 'near perfect' food are pure myth

    Soy is a near-perfect food, with rich sources of high-quality protein, fiber, and 12 essential nutrients. As a result, it's one of the most widely studied foods on the planet, and also one of the most controversial: A number of health scares about soy...
  • White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan

    White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the...
  • Attorney raises marathon amounts for charity

    Meet Chuck Aron. This 67-year-old dynamo has run half-marathons, full marathons, raced in Chicago, raced in Boston, raised thousands of dollars for charity — and is the inspiration for “Chuck’s Chicks,” a group of women he...
  • Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays

    Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays
    When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...
  • Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say

    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
  • Boston University student's phone 'wouldn't stop buzzing' at mile 23

    While Cambridge, Mass., resident Azeem Khan was a graduate student at Boston University, he would be swept up in the annual celebration surrounding the Boston Marathon. “The entirety of the city just celebrates this day,” said 25-year-old...
  • Buffalo Grove volunteer honored by American Cancer Society

    Buffalo Grove volunteer honored by American Cancer Society
      Adam Schwartz first participated in an event to fight cancer when he was still a student at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Now, at 29, he is the youngest person to be inducted into the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Hall of Fame. "It...
  • Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research

    Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research
    The upcoming chefs' auction in Orland Park is an opportunity to sample fare from a dozen restaurants under one roof, win a special prize and raise money for charity. The Village of Orland Park is partnering with the American Cancer Society to present...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment

    Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment
    Doctors at Silver Cross Hospital are pooling their expertise to help evaluate and plan a course of treatment for patients with lung cancer in hours instead of weeks. Speedy diagnosis and treatment is especially important, according to specialists who...