| Aug 3, 2010
Q: This is an embarrassing problem: I only have a bowel movement every other day. How can I be more regular? I usually have to drink a laxative tea to go daily.
A: This is not embarrassing at all for us to answer. But it's a red-faced question we get...
| Apr 27, 2010
| 7:04 PM
A single sigmoidoscopy between ages 55 and 64 can reduce deaths from colorectal cancer by at least 43%, British researchers reported Tuesday.
The results from the first large randomized trial of sigmoidoscopy show that it is a more effective tool than...
| Apr 30, 2010
OK, if you're a "spit nails, no nonsense kind of guy," worrying about a little sunburn might seem ... well, less than manly. But a quick look at some sobering statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation should change that in a hurry.
- Skin cancer is...
| Apr 30, 2010
Here's yet another reason to exercise and drink that low-fat latte. Being on the move inhibits skin cancer growth. It's like Mother Nature realized that being in the sun increases the risk so she built in a mechanism to slow down skin cancer growth. Plus,...
| May 7, 2010
| 12:37 PM
A new British study claims a five minute colon cancer test can cut the number of deaths from this disease nearly in half.
The little performed 'flexi-scope test; involves having a pensized tube inserted into the colon so doctors and identify and remove...
| May 10, 2010
| 7:36 PM
Michigan State Police, searching for solid leads in the disappearance of Venus Stewart, found a Walmart receipt on the front passenger seat floor of a pickup owned by her estranged husband, Douglas Stewart.
The receipt showed the purchase of a shovel,...
| May 14, 2010
| 3:43 PM
Volunteers have started combing through wooded areas and other remote locations, searching for Venus Stewart.
Friday morning, a man with an extensive background in searching for missing people held a community-wide search for the missing mother of two....
| May 21, 2010
To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety awareness and to...
| Jun 1, 2010
Dixon Gayer thought the politics of 1960s Orange County cried out for a voice of moderation. So he invented one.
Gayer was an admittedly liberal columnist writing in conservative Orange County when the ultraconservative John Birch Society was a political...
| Jun 1, 2010
Rhonda McCartt was in shock when a mammogram and biopsy revealed precancerous cells in her breast.
In the past, such a diagnosis would have been a signal to wait and worry, with close monitoring to see whether the cells became cancerous. These days, as...
| May 27, 2010
Costa Mesa resident Dave Bunnell was angry at it.
It took his father's life.
Thirty new cases of it are expected each day this year in Orange County.
It is cancer and, according to the American Cancer Society, was the second leading cause of death in...