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Lots of Developments in Treatment of Breast Cancer
There is never a good time to develop breast cancer but for women who have had the misfortune of being diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatment options have never been better than they are today. The statistics remain daunting, however, … Read More
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When Immune Systems Go Haywire
I recently lost one of my sisters to sepsis. She got an infection that lingered until her immune system couldn’t deal with it any longer and it sent her body into septic shock, which killed her. Over a quarter of … Read More
Blood Clots Are On The Rise.
In so many ways our bodies are wondrous machines that work nearly flawlessly for decades before they finally wear out or something goes wrong. Over millions of years, the process of evolution tried out various strategies and discarded the ones … Read More
Are We Headed Back to the Bad Old Days?
My granddaughter and I were looking at songs in a folk singing book the other day and one of them was “Sweet Molly Malone.” If you know the song, you know Molly was a fishmonger in old Dublin, who died … Read More
The Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic.
America, we are letting ourselves go and it is costing us. It is costing us in terms of rising health care costs, loss of quality of life and shortening of life expectancy itself. We are getting fat and flabby. We … Read More
Want To Live A Long And Healthy Life? Be Born Rich.
I don’t suppose it has ever been different over the course of human history, but our society is unequal. More and more research studies are “finding” that inequality makes a big difference in how healthy you are and how long … Read More
Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma
A diagnosis of melanoma was often a death sentence. It was and remains today one of the most dangerous of the skin cancers. However, as science has marched on, there have been a number of developments in prevention, diagnosis and … Read More
The Good Bacteria
Last week I wrote about some of the dangers of overuse and misuse of antibiotics: they create resistance among the disease causing bacteria and make antibiotics less effective in saving lives. There is an equally important second reason, however. The … Read More
The Danger of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
We are surrounded by life forms that are constantly mutating and changing. This is particularly true of bacteria. Because they have such short life spans, they can evolve quickly to meet threats. That is exactly what they have done to … Read More
We Are At The Bottom. Again. Still.
USA! USA! We’re Number – Eleven? The Commonwealth Fund was founded in 1918 to create better, more accessible health care systems. Since 2004, it has been conducting studies of the health care systems of the richest eleven countries in the … Read More