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New High Blood Pressure Guidelines and Hypertension Health Threats

Updated blood pressure guidelines released at the Scientific Sessions conference of the American Heart Association earlier this year mean nearly half of all adults in America now have hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure.

Open Enrollment – what does it mean and why is it important?

Over recent years, health insurance has changed drastically. These include changes in costs, coverage, benefits, and the mandate requiring all US citizens and legal residents to have health insurance or a penalty will be owed when you file taxes. Read this helpful guide to know all the details about this year's Open Enrollment period.

5 Tips to Manage Financial Concerns during Cancer Treatment

Being diagnosed with cancer brings fear and anxiety regarding treatment decisions and uncertainty about the future. Unfortunately for many patients, there is the additional concern about the financial burden of cancer treatments.

Living Well as a Cancer Survivor

Thanks to improved cancer screening practices and rates, early detection, and treatment advances, cancer survivorship is on the rise and with it new joys and challenges are also emerging. While many survivors say they enjoy stronger family bonds and a renewed appreciation of life, they may also struggle with fear and doubt. This article explores the common emotions experienced by cancer survivors, as well as ways to deal with them.

‘Scanxiety’ and other Post Cancer Treatment Realities

For many cancer survivors, it seems cancer is never really over. The fear of recurrence can make follow-up visits and routine examinations events to dread. Even when the diagnosis is in the distant past, survivors still worry cancer will one day return. While a certain degree of anxiety is perfectly normal, I always encourage patients to look for ways to reduce these negative emotions so they can better manage their health.

New Study Provides Promise for Melanoma Treatment

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Linebarger Cancer Center believe a rare, inherited autoimmune disease may hold the key to a promising new melanoma treatment, according to a report published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

New Therapy Appears Promising in the Treatment of Challenging Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study shows promising results for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer.

Study Finds Lung Cancer Risk Higher in Men Taking High Doses of Vitamin B Supplements

Men who take high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements over an extended period of time are at an increased risk for lung cancer, according to a study by researchers at Ohio State University.

How Technology is Advancing Genomic Sequencing

Technological advances are changing the way we live, as well as the way medicine is practiced. Cloud computing - the act of storing and accessing programs and data over the Internet rather than on a computer hard drive - is advantageous for businesses, individuals, and healthcare entities. Even complicated processes such as genomic sequencing benefit from cloud computing.

Does Using Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

You may have seen recent news concerning the potential for talcum powder to cause ovarian cancer. However, most experts are reluctant to say that there is a direct link at this point in time.

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