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Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Health

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

The New York Times Magazine published an article documenting the history scientific knowledge about climate change and the many efforts to push our leaders to action in “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.” The American Public Health Association (APHA) has created several infographics that document the impact of climate...

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Cold Tumors?

Cold Tumors?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

New: Thanks to InVideo, we have a video version of the post below. Check it out at bottom of the post. Incredible immunotherapy responses in some cancers, but not in others, have puzzled the research community. What is it about some cancers that allows the immune system to be activated? Why are some cancers able to evade the immune system even when...

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Bladders and New Technology

Bladders and New Technology

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Blog, Nocturia, Overactive bladder, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

Our last post discussed the connection between our kidneys and blood pressure. The kidneys release urine in a steady flow. It moves down the ureters–muscular tubules–to the bladder. How does the bladder work? What happens when you hold urine in your bladder instead of going when you need to? Here is a well done description of how the bladder...

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Kidneys and blood pressure connection

Kidneys and blood pressure connection

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

It doesn’t seem possible that high blood pressure numbers can damage kidneys. But the way kidneys work can give you an understanding of the reason. Below is an infographic explaining the important filtration parts of the kidneys–nephrons. In the kidneys, the delicate structures called nephrons are filtering wonders. The blood moves into the...

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Microbes and health

Microbes and health

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Our last blog post focused on microbiomes and their potential involvement in obesity. To complement that post, here is a TED Talk about how people who move from other countries to the US lose their normal gut flora.     Another TED Talk, from 2014, describes the microbes in communities that are all over our bodies. It also discusses the Human...

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Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In 1904, a physician wrote about a patient with leukemia who went into remission when he got the flu. Though the patient was not cured, it was a ray of hope at a time when there were no treatments for leukemia. Other cases were reported throughout the years of people with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma going into remission when they...

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Putting the care into healthcare

Putting the care into healthcare

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Changing the way health care is delivered… A recent article in The New York Times discusses the impact of a physician’s demeanor on health outcomes. In a series of experiments, the authors, Lauren Howe and Kari Leibowitz two social psychologists at  Stanford University, tested the notion that the “care” element of healthcare...

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ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Results

ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Results

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

During July and early August of  2018, the Harris Poll in association with the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO’s) conducted a poll of 4,887 U.S. adults, 1001 of these have or had cancer. This second annual National Cancer Opinion Survey explored a wide range of topics. The findings clearly describe disparities in the care patients with...

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