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When it comes to personal care products, what is natural and safe?

Did you know that the FDA does not regulate the personal care products we use every day? Guest blogger, Dr. Kalpana DePasquale, reviews the 10 common ingredients in skin care and beauty products that you should avoid.

Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Sun is a fact of life here in Florida and a big reason people choose to live in the Sunshine State, but as with most things in life, moderation is key. Sun safety is critical year-round, but especially during the summer months.

The World Health Organization wants to remove trans-fats from all food

Trans- fats lead the death of more than 500,000 people around the world annually. Reducing your consumption of trans-fats can improve your overall health, prevent you from being at risk of high cholesterol as well as other chronic conditions.

The Skinny on Screening Mammography

It’s common for me to field questions from both patients and referring providers about breast cancer detection with screening mammography. Common questions include: when should I start getting a mammogram? How often do I need one? And – because, let’s be honest, no one really looks forward to their mammogram – when can I stop?

Combination Treatment with Immunotherapy Drug May Increase Lung Cancer Survival

Combination therapy may increase survival for certain lung cancer patients.

High-Dose Radiotherapy and Hormonal Therapy Improves Outcomes for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Patients with high-risk prostate cancer achieve the best outcomes with aggressive treatment that includes external beam radiation with a brachytherapy boost (EBRT+BT) along with hormonal therapy, according to findings of a large retrospective cohort study.

Good Nutrition Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

Eating a healthful diet and staying active is important to overall health throughout your life, but diet takes on an even greater significance during and after cancer treatment.

Analyzing Cancer-Free Lymph Nodes May Help Identify Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

Researchers have developed a way to more fully analyze cancer-free lymph nodes to identify breast cancer patients at high risk of metastases.

Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

Radiation therapy has long proved an effective treatment for shrinking or curing cancer, preventing cancer recurrence and reducing symptoms of metastatic cancer, but now, evidence shows that radiation may also reduce the incidence of ventricular tachycardia, a life-threatening heart arrhythmia.

What are the benefits of proton therapy for head and neck cancers?

Proton therapy is a highly targeted form of radiation therapy that uses protons instead of photons to target the tumor site. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated their guidelines to include proton therapy as an appropriate treatment option for oral, head and neck cancers – in particular, those near the obit of the eye and the base of the skull.

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