Tag: cancer prevention

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue Decline With Sharpest...

The 26-year decline in overall U.S. cancer deaths registered a record single-year drop of 2.2 percent between 2016 and 2017,...

January 13, 2020

Roundup: Alcohol’s Link to Cancer Risk; Flu...

Even Light Alcohol Consumption Shows Increased Cancer Risk in New Study Drinking any type of alcohol can contribute to cancers...

December 13, 2019

New Guidelines Urge ‘Exercise Prescriptions’ to Help...

New guidelines published by a panel of experts urge physicians to “prescribe” exercise to help reduce the risk of certain...

November 6, 2019

Men’s Health: Top 10 Excuses for Not...

Women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men, according to...

June 12, 2019

‘Great Step Forward’: Vaccine Against HPV-Related Cancers...

U.S. regulators have expanded the use of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between the ages of 27...

October 8, 2018

Roundup: Infant Walker Injuries and Junk Food’s...

Doctors Renew Call for Ban on Infant Walkers, Which are Causing Too Many Injuries Infant walkers have been a concern...

September 21, 2018

Genetic Testing for Cancer Prevention, Early Detection

Research shows people who have hereditary cancer gene mutations could be at risk of getting cancer earlier in life. And...

July 12, 2018

Healthcare 2018: Top Advances in Prevention, Treatments

Throughout 2017, we’ve chronicled advances in prevention and treatment at Baptist Health South Florida, sometimes reflecting national trends in the...

December 28, 2017

Roundup: More Than 4 in 10 Cancers...

If you have a healthy diet, don’t smoke, avoid alcohol, maintain an ideal weight and exercise regularly, then you may...

December 1, 2017

Roundup: Aspirin Therapy May Reduce Risk of...

Taking low-dose aspirin daily can lower your risk of some digestive system cancers, according to a newly published study involving...

November 3, 2017

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Canon McClure, 20, a junior at the University of Miami, woke up one day in August after an intense headache the previous day. Over the...

Previvorship: How to Beat Cancer Before...

Science has enabled physicians to predict the likelihood of a woman getting breast cancer, much in the same way that meteorologists determine where and when...

Carla Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer...

After three of Carla Walker’s four sisters developed breast cancer, she lived with the uneasy feeling that she would be next. That feeling turned out...

Take Your Medicine

It seems obvious: the medicine your doctor prescribes can’t help you if you don’t take it, or if you don’t take it the way you’re...

A Cardiologist Explains Impact of Stress...

The year 2020 has taken its toll on the stress levels of most people, but some are more vulnerable than others. If you’ve been fortunate...

Upgraded MammoVan: Helping More Women With...

South Florida’s iconic, customized van that offers state-of-the-art mammograms has been upgraded with a new-generation vehicle. But the mission remains the same for the highly...

Halloween, You, COVID-19 and the Flu

On a mid-October South Florida day, the sight of buzzards circling lazily high in the sky is a sure sign that cooler air is on...

COVID-19 Roundup: Who’s at Risk for...

Long Haulers: New Study Looks at Risk Factors Linked to Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms Reports of so-called “long haulers” or “long-COVID” are rising — referring to...

A Closer Look at Breast and...

Many women understand that if they have breast cancer, they may be at higher risk for ovarian cancer ― and vice versa. But did you...

Woman with Chronic Debilitating Back Pain...

If you’re one of the 16 million Americans who suffers from chronic back pain, you know how it can affect every waking – and sleeping...