Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From our friends at Drugs.com MONDAY May 13, 2013 — A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study. Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was heavily used during the Vietnam War era. It was often contaminated with dioxin, a potentially cancer-causing chemical. Previous research suggests …

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Announces New Name, PearlPoint Cancer Support, for Adults with Cancer

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The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, a national nonprofit organization offering FREE and compassionate support, education, and one-on-one guidance to adults facing cancer, announced today their new name, PearlPoint Cancer Support, as well as a new online tool, called My PearlPoint for cancer survivors, co-survivors, and healthcare professionals. After more than 25 years of supporting cancer survivors, co-survivors, and the healthcare …

Discovery pinpoints cause of two types of leukemia, providing insights into new treatment approach

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PORTLAND, Ore. − Patients with two forms of leukemia, who currently have no viable treatment options, may benefit from existing drugs developed for different types of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The study, published in the May 9 edition of the New England Journal of …

Camp Kesem – For Kids Who Have Lost a Parent to Cancer

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From our friends at Camp Kesem.org. I am reaching out to Mom, Dad and cancer bloggers for their support in promoting Camp Kesem’s “Give a Laugh” campaign this coming Mother’s and Father’s Day—see below and attached for details about the campaign. Would you consider helping us by sharing the Camp Kesem story and promoting our “Give a Laugh” campaign in …

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

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Dr. Patricia O’Gorman’s latest book, The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (HCI Books), is a vital guidebook for today’s women. Women seem wired to have to make others happy and if they don’t live up to these self-imposed expectations, they blame themselves for the hardships that befall them. Competing voices vie for women’s attention: societal messages …

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

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From our friends at www.homecareassistance.com Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer from strokes each year. A stroke occurs when blood flow, and thus oxygen flow, to the brain is stopped.  The symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected. In some cases a person …

The Expensive Truth Behind Taxpayer-Funded Mail Order Pharmaceuticals

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Washington, D.C. – Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN), a coalition of consumers, local businesses and pharmacists committed to preserving quality and affordable health care, today applauded the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) for exposing the ‘expensive truth’ behind mail-order pharmacies. At an event co-hosted by the  National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), TPA released the paper, which highlights the waste, fraud …

Faces of Huntington’s Disease Campaign Highlights

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Faces of Huntington’s Disease Campaign Highlights Personal Struggles of Rare Disease Campaign Marks May as Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month and Emphasizes Scientific Hope New York, NY,  May 1, 2013 – May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) has launched the Faces of Huntington’s Disease campaign to present a different story of courage and …