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Predicting the Risk of Getting Type 2 Diabetes: How do they know?

Predicting the Risk of Getting Type 2 Diabetes: How do they know?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2022 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

Are you ever skeptical when you see drug claims? One of my first questions when I read about a new drug or a statistic of some kind is: How do they know that? When I read about two new weight loss drugs presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm, Sweden (19-23 Sept), my antennae went up. Here’s the story. Drug...

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Air Pollution Links to Lung Cancer

Air Pollution Links to Lung Cancer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2022 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

While smoking remains the primary cause of lung cancer, 10 – 20% of people who develop non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) never smoked. NSCLC in non-smokers happens more often to women, and at an earlier age, than it does in smokers.  What would cause cancer to develop without smoking? [1] One theory is that environmental factors,...

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Biomarkers, Combination Therapy, and Lung Cancer

Biomarkers, Combination Therapy, and Lung Cancer

Posted by on Aug 31, 2022 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

KRAS, one gene present in some cancers, was considered “undruggable” for years.[1] Mutated KRAS is an important target for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because it’s present in 20-25% of cases.[2]  Finally, one drug, sotorasib (Lumakras), is approved to treat one mutant form of KRAS gene, KRAS G12C.[3] This mutation appears in...

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Coffee: The upside and the precautions

Coffee: The upside and the precautions

Posted by on Aug 18, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Recent studies contribute to the evidence that there are benefits to drinking coffee.  Here’s the current scientific thinking on the subject. Recently published research: One study, published in 2022, examines data from a 16,000 person study called Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC). ARIC’s study goal is to see if there’s any...

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Re-engineering Venom into Medicine

Re-engineering Venom into Medicine

Posted by on Jun 28, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Looking at other animals, reptiles, and insects with suspicion these days?  Despite the fact that the actual origins of the COVID-19 virus are still unknown, bats and the endangered pangolin were maligned as possible sources. We do know that the monkeypox virus originated in laboratory monkeys in 1958. To balance the bad publicity, there is also good...

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Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Every Month is Stress Awareness Month, right?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to April, which is also Stress Awareness Month. For many of us, every month feels like stress awareness month. You don’t need one more article that says “stress is bad,” and that “you should go for a walk.”  Or do you?  Ask yourself this question:  Do you think that stress is just a feeling? Maybe you think stress is...

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ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

ADA updates Diabetes Standards of Care for 2022

Posted by on Mar 31, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published another update to its standards.  What’s the ADA Diabetes Standards of Care and why is it important?  For over 30 years, this living document has been developed by the ADA. It is important because it looks at research conducted over the last year to learn and share what the best quality of care is...

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Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Two of our most popular previous blog posts described free vacation opportunities for adults with cancer. Given the uncertainty of the past two years, we thought it was time for an update.  Here is a short list of organizations that have made it their mission to provide needed respite to those affected by cancer. Each has been verified to have...

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