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'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives
Wednesday, October 05, 2016


Therapy that uses patient DNA to guide drug selection seems superior to standard chemo, study finds

(HealthDay News) -- "Precision" cancer treatment that's guided by genetic clues from the patient's own tumor appears to outperform traditional chemotherapy, a new research review finds.

Patients given precision -- or personalized -- treatment experienced a tumor shrinkage rate six times that attained by regular chemotherapy. But, that only happened if doctors used genetic information to choose the appropriate targeted therapy, said lead researcher Maria Schwaederle.

Health Tip: When it Takes Too Long to Fall Asleep
Thursday, September 29, 2016


Health Tip: When it Takes Too Long to Fall Asleep

Here's what experts recommend

(HealthDay News) -- It's common to occasionally toss and turn while trying to fall asleep, but for some people, it's a nightly battle.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends:

  • Slowly and gradually change your bedtime, backing it up by 15 minutes each night until you reach the time you want.
  • In the morning, expose yourself to bright artificial light or natural sunlight. At night, as you get ready for bed, keep the lights dim.
  • Turn off electronics at least 30 minutes before bed, and steer clear of caffeine and alcohol a few hours before bed. Make sure the bedroom is dark, quiet and cool.
  • Stay consistent with sleep and wake times, even on weekends.
  • Talk to your doctor about melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep.
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Read more...Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Letting kids help with gardening may sow the seeds of a lifelong healthy eating habit, according to new research.

College students who gardened as a kid, or were currently gardeners, ate more fruits and vegetables than their peers without a green thumb, researchers at the University of Florida found.

WebChat | November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Live Chat with Naveen Malik, DO
Thursday | November 10 | Noon

WebChat | What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Live Chat with Theodore Tsangaris, MD, FACS
Monday | October 10 | Noon

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