Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of  a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. On average, African Americans, Hispanics and … Continue reading “Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages”

Stress Connected with Greater Chance of Memory Impairment

If you’re older and feeling stressed out you may be more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, say researchers. MCI is often a precursor to full blown Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. And you may be at greater risk if you’re also female, depressed and less educated. Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and

What’s a woman to do?

And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention.  ACS said the updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer screening for women at average risk of breast cancer. Details are in the Oct. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association. What does this…

Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

via Kaiser Health News The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed care for the elderly and ill, a poll released Wednesday finds. Eight of 10 people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation supported the government or insurers … Continue reading Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

Yoga Shows Benefits for Arthritis Suffers

Yoga may be a safe and effective way to keeping moving for the one in five adults who live with arthritis. In a randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis — knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — those who practiced yoga had about a 20 percent improvement in physical health with similar improvements in pain, … Continue reading Yoga Shows Benefits for Arthritis Suffers