| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Many cancer patients end treatment underweight. Post-treatment breast cancer patients, however, often end up overweight. This can sometimes be attributed to medications such as steroids or chemotherapy. Or the patient is overweight to begin with. Losing...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Kathleen Hammett smiled and her eyes became glassy as she watched her daughter trying to spell out the letters of her name on a piece of paper.
"She's about to turn 4," Hammett said.
It's not a miracle that Clara, a cheery girl with curly blonde hair...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:21 AM
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation against routine use of a blood test that can offer early detection of prostate cancer has led to puzzlement and anger. The reaction has been similar to that following the group's suggestion two...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Johns Hopkins intensive care nurse Nelly E. Lopez spends so much of her workday monitoring patient distress alarms that she sometimes hears phantom beeps even when she is no longer on the job.
Hopkins doctors say Lopez's "alarm fatigue" shows what is...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A new international study shows that treating ovarian cancer with Avastin delays the disease progression and may improve survival.
The drug, generically called bevacizumab, seemed to keep the disease from returning for two months. It was delayed five...
| Aug 11, 2011
Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:56 PM
It's Men's Health Week, and public health officials are encouraging men to pay more attention to their bodies. Not only should they be paying more attention to little changes that don't seem right, they should be getting annual checkups. Diseases common...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The da Vinci robotic technology allows doctors to perform more precise surgeries. The technique also enables patients to recover more quickly with fewer complications in many cases. The technique is used to perform many different types of surgeries. Dr....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 11:00 PM
The percentage of Americans screened for cancer isn't meeting national targets, and the numbers are even worse for minorities, according the first federal study looking at disparities among Asiand and Hispanic groups.
The report by the Centers for...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:30 AM
It is encouraging to see the number of people willing to help women with breast cancer. However, the Susan G. Komen foundation should not give money to Planned Parenthood ("Komen reverses funding stance," Feb. 4).
A quick search on Google shows many...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Staff and faculty at Scotchtown Hills Elementary are rallying around fifth-grader Marisol Ramirez, honoring her for showing bravery during repeated surgeries, blood transfusions and chemotherapy after being born 10 years ago with a blocked small intestine...