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A new prostate cancer guide is available

Posted by Staff Writer on May 3rd, 2012
A prostate cancer diagnosis is frightening and overwhelming, especially given the range of treatment options now available to men. To help people navigate, the National Cancer Institute has created a booklet entitled "What you need to know about prostate cancer." The publication, which is free and available online, includes information about the prostate an…Read more

Losing weight lowers inflammation in body

Posted by Staff Writer on May 2nd, 2012
Losing weight leads to a number of health benefits – if you’re overweight to begin with. A new study shows that a reduction in inflammation levels is among the advantages of dropping a few pounds. The study focused on postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least 5 percent of their body weight over the course of one year. Researche…Read more

Nutritional supplements shouldn’t be marketed for cancer prevention, experts say

Posted by Staff Writer on Apr 27th, 2012
Nutritional supplements are used by millions of people for a variety of health purposes, including cancer prevention. But a strongly worded commentary from researchers at the University of California, San Diego, published this week, contends those claims are simply false or, at best, premature. About half of U.S. adults take supplements. The report, publish…Read more