Immunotherapy Expands Lung Cancer Treatment Options

  April 27, 2018, by NCI Staff Immune checkpoint inhibitor monoclonal antibodies (Ab) that block PD-1 proteins target immune cells in the lymph nodes and immune and cancer cells in tumors. Credit: adapted from Int J Clin Oncol. 2016. doi: 10.1007/s10147-016-0959-z. CC BY 4.0 For some patients who are newly diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, … Continue reading “Immunotherapy Expands Lung Cancer Treatment Options”

Al Errato’s Mayo Clinic Story

Al Errato tells the story of his wife Mary’s treatment at Mayo Clinic for complications from an amputation she had at another medical facility, and his perspective on what makes Mayo Clinic unique. source

Should You Pop a Zit?

Tempted to pop that annoying zit? See what happens when you do, and why your best bet is to leave it be. Source by [author_name] WebMD,health,acne,zits,pop zit,should you pop a zit,why you shouldn’t pop a zit,squeeze zit,pus,blackhead,acne scar,zit,skin problems,skin

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

  Source: Surgeon General – PDF Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction Source link

WHO Says Childhood Obesity Among Most Serious Health Challenges this Century

The World Health Organization made this assertion in an assessment published March of 2012.  Childhood obesity is certainly a growing epidemic in the United States. According to the CDC, it affects more than 30 percent of children, making it the most common chronic health concern for the young. This number has more than tripled in … Continue reading “WHO Says Childhood Obesity Among Most Serious Health Challenges this Century”

Type B Thoracic Aortic Dissection: When to Intervene

In this roundtable discussion originally posted on Medscape Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular Surgery specialists Robert D. McBane, M.D., Randall R. De Martino M.D., Thomas C. Bower, M.D., and Alberto Pochettino, M.D., discuss when to intervene in Type B thoracic aortic dissection cases. source

Stroke Facts |

  The country’s highest death rates from stroke are in the southeastern United States.2 Find facts and statistics about stroke in the United States. Stroke Statistics Stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths.1 Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke.2 Every year, … Continue reading “Stroke Facts |”

Top Shaving Tips for Women

Have you nailed down a shaving strategy? Or are you still searching for ways to get a smoother, closer shave? Sharpen up your routine with these tips. Source by [author_name] WebMD,health,women’s health,shaving,shave legs,tips for smoother skin,razor burn,moisturize skin,exfoliate,sensitive skin,beauty,how to shave

Differentiating Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) from other types of speech sound disorders

Dr. Edythe Strand, Emeritus Professor and Consultant, division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, compares and contrasts CAS with other types of speech disorders, including phonological impairment and dysarthria. For more information, visit source

Farsightedness – Genetics Home Reference

  Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is an eye condition that causes blurry near vision. People who are farsighted have more trouble seeing things that are close up (such as when reading or using a computer) than things that are far away (such as when driving). For normal vision, light passes through the clear cornea … Continue reading “Farsightedness – Genetics Home Reference”