Health News

Cancer Survivors Take Charge!
After active treatment ends, how is the health of a cancer survivor managed?  What does the survivor need to know about things like future screenings or long-term side effects of cancer treatment?  How will these issues be addressed?
What's in a Breast Cancer's Name?
For some prostate cancers, taking a wait-and-see approach is the best option. That’s because many of these cancers won’t ever become life-threatening. This same approach may be appropriate for and preferred by women with a specific type of breast tumor.
Is Your Tan Worth the Risk?
Is bronzed skin worth putting yourself in danger of skin cancer? According to recent research, a shocking number of women are taking that risk.
Accepting Cancer Screening Invitations
Even though colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, getting screened for the disease isn’t all that popular. This is especially true for people without insurance. In an effort to improve screening rates, some one-on-one attention did the trick.
The Signature of Toxic Herbs
Chinese herbal medicines have been used for centuries to treat everything from asthma and allergies to yellow fever. Recently, an ingredient widely used in these treatments has been shown to be dangerous.
Checking in on the HPV Vaccine
Health officials celebrated when a safe and effective vaccine to protect against HPV (human papillomavirus) was made available to the public.  But a vaccine can't protect the public if it isn't being used.
Do Parents Know the Risks of CT Scans?
The more a doctor can learn about a child's injury, the better the doctor is usually able to treat it. But extra tests carry extra risks too. Parents may not always know the risks of tests like CT scans.
Happy "Don't Fry Day"
As summer approaches and you start to enjoy more outdoor activities, you’ll want to protect yourself and your kids from the sun’s damaging rays. Do you know which sunscreen to select?
Cutting the Cancer Costs of Indoor Tanning
More than two million Americans learn they have skin cancer every year. And the most serious form of skin cancer – melanoma – kills more than 9,000 people in the US each year.
Indoor Tanners Be Warned
Indoor tanning is a dangerous practice. Why? Because the artificial rays, like the sun itself, increase the risk of skin cancer, including deadly melanoma.