Rise in Obesity-Related Cancers

Rise in Obesity-Related Cancers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed some new statistics about cancer trends in a report published recently. They outline an increase in cancer rates among 12 cancers related to obesity and being overweight. In 2014, approximately 1.6 million cancer diagnoses happened. Out of that number, 631,000, or about 40%, of them were
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Stages of Alzheimer’s

Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disorder that effects the brain. Over time the symptoms get worse. On average, a person will live four to eight years after diagnosis. Alzheimer’s will affect each person differently, but there are some common patterns to the progression. Below are commonly defined states of Alzheimer’s. • Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s: The changes in the
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Cancer Screening Pen That Can Spot Tumors in Seconds

Cancer Screening Pen That Can Spot Tumors in Seconds

As medical technology gets more developed, we see breakthroughs in areas that, in the past, have given doctors some trouble. Cancer is an area of great importance to the medical community. Research has gone into finding both cures and ways to ease treatment. A recent breakthrough invention shows good potential for making cancer surgeries easier.
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Medicare Shows LifeCare Leading America in Hospice Quality

Medicare Shows LifeCare Leading America in Hospice Quality

Medicare has long provided online comparison tools for a range of healthcare providers, including doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, rehab facilities, and more. In August, Medicare added hospice to the list of provider types for which comparison data is published. As expected, LifeCare Health Services leads the nation in 100% of published measures. Examples include: All
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Mushrooms: A Potential Leukemia Cure?

Mushrooms: A Potential Leukemia Cure?

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer, and treatment for it can be complex. However, researchers from the University of Florida have recently uncovered a new potential treatment option. They found that a protein found in Coprinus comatus, an edible mushroom found in North America and Europe, may be able to help kill a type
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