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Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?

Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?  Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, PhD this week came to University of Nevada Reno and spoke to a packed crowd. Dr. Mukherjee has written two books: The Emperor of all Maladies: A … Continue reading

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Is there a link between weight and cancer?

Is there a link between weight and cancer?  We think yes!  Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“The CDC”) published a report that being overweight or obese significantly increased the risk of developing at least 13 (!) … Continue reading

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver, an epidemic

Did you know that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent cause of chronic liver disease in the US and around the world?  Yes!  It is.  Researchers think that nearly one-third of Americans has this disease.  There is … Continue reading

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Lung cancer screening

Wow! Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths in the United States. 7% of Americans will be diagnosed and 6% will die from it.   Among heavy smokers, 33% of them will die from lung cancer.   In the 1960s … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening. To screen or not to screen?

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The PSA test was introduced in the late 1980s. This lab test showed us that the incidence of prostate cancer increased dramatically compared to when we could … Continue reading

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Cancer screening key issues. Why, who, which test do we use?

I recently read a great article demonstrating biases in the evaluation of screening tests. This is timely as last week I had a 75 year old female visibly upset that she no longer needed regular pap smears. She sighed and … Continue reading

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Tips to guard summer skin care against premature aging

Wrinkles? Age spots?  Leathery skin?   Simple precautions can help. Be aware that there are some factors which are inevitable. natural gravitational pull on the skin and loss of subcutaneous fat (which may make the skin seem to sag) and loss … Continue reading

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