Study finds more advanced breast cancer among young women

March 5th, 2013
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More young women in the United States are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer than in the past, according to a new study.  But the author, herself a breast cancer survivor, said that while her findings were cause for concern they should not prompt young women to panic. Read more…

THE NEXT STEP FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

October 7th, 2012
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You or a loved one survived breast cancer.  Now, what?

For many patients and their families, the stress of fighting the disease doesn’t go away when the symptoms disappear. Questions swirl about the uncertain future, and it can seem overwhelming. Read more…

SECONDHAND SMOKE A RISKY BUSINESS

October 7th, 2012
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Think good air ventilation at your favorite bar or restaurant will eliminate the cancer danger of secondhand smoke?

Think again.

A recent study found that ventilation systems don’t protect employees and customers from exposure to other people’s cigarette smoke.  Non-smoking employees and customers in the study tested positive for smoke even where ventilation systems were in place.  And non-smoking workers reported smoking-related symptoms, such as coughing, shortness of breath and irritated eyes. Read more…

TRUTHS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

October 7th, 2012
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Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancers in men. In 2011, the number of new cases of prostate cancer <<Loc_NA_NA_Male_Proste_2011_ACSIncEst>> was estimated to be <<DatasetVar_NA_NA_Male_Proste_2011_ACSIncEst>> , according to the American Cancer Society. This makes prostate screenings especially important in early detection. Read more…

Pink Ribbon Dollars Help to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Funding

October 7th, 2012
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These days, governments at all levels are cutting spending. Even popular programs like breast cancer research are affected.

 

But in many states, people who want to help can do so as easily as checking a box on their tax returns or renewing their license plates. Read more…

MEN OVER 40 AT RISK FOR ORAL CANCER

October 7th, 2012
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When people think about diseases related to smoking and alcohol, oral cancer isn’t usually one that comes to mind.  But the combination of tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption accounts for most cases of oral cancer.
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BETTER FOOD LABELS MAKE HEALTHY EATING SIMPLER

October 7th, 2012
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The holiday season is upon us, and for many in <<Loc_Allrace_AllAge_Bothsex__2010_Ovrwgtobs>> that means fending off those extra holiday pounds.

Keeping the weight off will not only make you look and feel better, but help preserve your good health. Research shows a strong relationship between obesity and certain types of cancer.   With an estimated <<DatasetVar_Allrace_AllAge_Bothsex__2010_Ovrwgtobs>> percent of adults in <<Loc_Allrace_AllAge_Bothsex__2010_Ovrwgtobs>> who are obese, it’s important to eat healthy most days, even if we overindulge occasionally during the holiday season. Read more…

How Health Care Reform Will Make Insurance Easier to Understand for Baltimore in 2012

February 17th, 2012

Understanding health insurance and your options will get easier, thanks to a little-known part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Starting this year, health insurance companies and employers must provide information about your insurance policy in a way that is clear and easy to understand by anyone. (Click here for full release)

The Affordable Care Act 2012

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Mike Mirzayan and his daughter, Alexis

How Health Care Reform Will Make Insurance Easier to Understand for Baltimore in 2012

February 17th, 2012

Understanding health insurance and your options will get easier, thanks to a little-known part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Starting this year, health insurance companies and employers must provide information about your insurance policy in a way that is clear and easy to understand by anyone. (Click here for full release)

The Affordable Care Act 2012

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How Health Care Reform Will Make Insurance Easier to Understand for Baltimore in 2012

February 17th, 2012

Understanding health insurance and your options will get easier, thanks to a little-known part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Starting this year, health insurance companies and employers must provide information about your insurance policy in a way that is clear and easy to understand by anyone. (Click here for full release)

The Affordable Care Act 2012

Cheryl J. Collins