Tips on Understanding Options for Weight-loss Surgery

By Mustafa Ahmed, MD, FACS, Southern Nevada Bariatrics. People struggling with obesity and its related medical complications may wonder if bariatric surgery could significantly improve their lives. But knowing which bariatric surgery procedure is right for them may be even more difficult to figure out. Approximately one-third of Americans cope with obesity, defined as a […]

Summer Issue of Women Magazine Now Available

Check out the summer issue of Women magazine, now available on newsstands across the U.S. Articles in this issue include the following topics: Probiotics: Health Gut, Health You Farm Fresh: An Overview of Farm-fresh Seasonal Foods The Value of Personalized Medicine GERD: Raising Awareness about an Unknown Killer Living Beyond Breast Cancer Plus: Benefits of […]

New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, according to a study published by doctors from John Hopkins.  The research, published in the journal Science, indicates that the majority of cancer-causing mutations are due to DNA copying errors. The recent discovery challenges the widespread belief that cancer mutations are generally inherited or triggered […]

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why

Pre-recorded webinar on Thursday, July 13th, 7–8 p.m. EST Have questions about ovarian cancer clinical trials? Join the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition® (NOCC) for an Ask the Expert session with Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Birrer will be answering common questions and discussing the what, […]

2017-Updated Guidelines for Post Menopausal Replacement Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy Remains the Most Effective Treatment for Hot Flashes and Other Troublesome Menopause Symptoms, Regardless of a Woman’s Age CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 20, 2017)—A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has been published online today in the Society’s […]

Do NSAIDs Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly prescribed class of medicines used around the world, and are widely used by individuals with arthritis, and back pain.  Starting with the development of aspirin from the active agent found in willow bark (salicylic acid) NSAIDs have offered humans the ability to decrease pain, fever, and inflammation.  […]

Ask the Expert: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Luskin   Marlise Luskin, MD, MSCE from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently answered your questions about chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) as part of CancerConnect’s Guest Moderator Ask the Expert series. Dr. Luskin is a physician in the Adult Leukemia Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Instructor […]

Study Confirms Benefits of Fennel in Reducing Postmenopause Symptoms

Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety, without serious side effects. The study […]

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation

The development of skin cancer is certainly a risk for any individual, but particularly for those of us who spend time in the outdoors. As summer approaches it’s important to keep in mind that by taking certain steps to protect yourself from the sun, you can safely enjoy your time outside. The following recommendations from […]

Half of Breast Cancer Patients Pursue Reconstructive Surgery Without Understanding of Risks

More than half of breast cancer patients (57 percent) undergoing mastectomy lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a high-quality decision about reconstructive surgery that aligns with their personal goals, suggesting a trend toward overtreatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer […]

Check It Out: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Although the majority of skin cancers fall under basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas (number of cases estimated to be around 5 million), most deaths are a result of melanoma which accounts for approximately 1% of cases. In 2016, the ACS estimates 76,380 […]

Endometriosis Patients are at Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer, Study Confirms

A large study based on the Nurses’ Health confirms that endometriosis is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer.  Moreover, it further clarifies that this condition is not linked to a greater risk for endometrial cancer. Many women with endometriosis are asymptomatic and only in more severe cases are these patients subjected to minimally invasive […]

Vaccines Stimulating Immune System Produce Responses in Advanced Cervical and Ovarian Cancers

Vaccines designed to stimulate the immune system against several different biologic pathways associated with incurable cervical and ovarian cancers produced anti-cancer responses and was well tolerated among this group of patients. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Patients with advanced cervical and ovarian cancers who have stopped responding to standard therapies […]

Recruitment Begins for World’s First Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Trial

UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world’s first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly relapse of the disease in women diagnosed at advanced stages. The pioneering injectable vaccine OncoImmunome works by boosting the patient’s immune response to enable it to destroy ovarian cancer cells […]