| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| Mar 30, 2010
How do you go to one of the most famous steakhouses in the world and eat only vegetables?
Thats's the life of New Orleans Hornets majority owner George Shinn -- 11 weeks after surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove his cancerous prostate.
| Apr 15, 2010
Parents everywhere were alarmed when, in 2008, Health Canada announced it had found the estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, in 84 percent of samples of baby food sold in glass jars. Their lids were lined with plastic. At the forefront...
| Apr 26, 2010
The da Vinci Surgical System.
Three robots - no waiting.
It could be the slogan of South Miami Hospital, where 19 surgeons are on track to perform more than 1,000 robotic surgeries this year.
Since its program began in 2007, hospital executives say...
| Mar 30, 2010
"Oh, you mean the guy with the 70-year-old head and the 20-year-old body-builder body? That picture has got to be Photoshopped."
Dr. Jeffry Life smiles when I tell him about the general reaction I get about the famous picture of him with his shirt off,...
| Mar 4, 2010
A study suggests that an experimental drug may modestly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer who are no longer responding to other treatments.
The drug, cabazitaxel (kuh-BAH-zuh-TAX-uhl), helped men live an average of 10 weeks longer...
| Mar 17, 2010
HAMPTON — The budget approved by state legislators Sunday includes a $510,000 cut to the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute.
The cancer-treatment center was originally slated to receive $1 million from the state. HU President William...
| Apr 14, 2010
Packing on the pounds gets a well-deserved bad rap. Most Americans understand that excess weight contributes to heart disease and diabetes, not to mention the urge to hide behind the kids in family photos. But obesity as a risk factor for cancer?
| Mar 23, 2010
For the first time, an experimental drug has extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer who are no longer responding to other treatments and are out of options for fighting the disease, a company-led study found.
The benefit was modest -...
| Mar 28, 2010
For years, communities across the country have hosted health fairs where men can be tested for potential prostate cancer.
It's a bad idea and should be stopped in many cases, says the American Cancer Society in newly revised guidelines.
Too often, men...
| Mar 28, 2010
Which men with prostate cancer can be managed safely with active surveillance?
NorthShore University Health System wants to help answer that question with a scientific study launched last year.
The health system is recruiting men who are at least 60...