Already linked to elevated cancer risks, researchers have now connected PFAS exposure with high blood pressure in middle-aged women. It’s yet another risk factor associated with PFAS, a family of “forever chemicals” that keep popping up everywhere we look. To date, PFAS have been found in many elements of what might be mistaken as the
Medical students Sonam Kapadia '16, far right, and Brenton Nash '16, middle, discuss their public health project with Bill Jeffries, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education, during the 2014 Public Health Project Poster Session and Celebration. (Photo: COM Design & Photography) The Public Health Projects course at the University of Vermont College of
For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure–but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back; she was put into remission once more and scheduled for a bone
Editor's note: Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been following former CNN correspondent Miles O'Brien's recovery after the amputation of O'Brien's left arm. On July 12 and 13, O'Brien is participating in the 300-mile Less Cancer Bike Ride from Port Huron to Mackinac, Michigan. Follow CNN for more on his story. Miles O'Brien (CNN)
(l) David Toutant (c) Bill Couzens (r) Suzi Tobias On July 20, 2013, Suzi Tobias, David Toutant and Jim Weitzmann set out from Port Huron, Michigan, on a 300-mile, two-day bike ride to draw attention to cancer prevention. The Port Huron-Mackinac Bike Ride for Lesscancer.org was the brainchild of Suzi Tobias, who envisioned
Pictured here with a Fox News reporter is Suzi Tobias and Dave Toutant leading friends on an epic ride for Lesscancer.org. The cyclists are raising money for cancer prevention education and awareness.
Television journalist and Less Cancer Board Member Miles O'Brien (pictured here for a Herring break) as been in the Netherlands training for the Less Cancer Challenge 300. The first annual Less Cancer Challenge 300 is a program of LessCancer.org that encourages individuals to get out and move during the month of July. For example, a commitment to walk
New LessCancer.org board member Margaret Cuomo, MD, blogged in the Huffington Post that while improvements have been made in the curricula of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention. You can read more here by clicking
Bill Couzens, founder of LessCancer.org (Next Generation Choices Foundation), has announced that Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a new board member. “We are thrilled and honored to have Dr. Cuomo on our board,” says Couzens. “Dr. Cuomo’s reputation as an advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes has earned her
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