Category archives for: Health and Wellness

Local Primary Care Doctors Provide Helpful Physical Exam Guide

Comprehensive Primary Care, a premier healthcare facility serving residents in eight convenient locations throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, recently announced the publication of their physical exam guide. In an effort to assist patients in managing their healthcare holistically, the practice aims to help them learn the best times to schedule their regular physical exams. […]

FDA Approves Perjeta for Type of Late-stage Breast Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Perjeta (pertuzumab), a new anti-HER2 therapy, to treat patients with HER2-positive late-stage (metastatic) breast cancer. Intended for patients who have not received prior treatment for metastatic breast cancer with an anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy, Perjeta is combined with trastuzumab, another anti-HER2 therapy, and docetaxel, a type of […]

Drug Combination Highly Effective for Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients

A three-drug treatment for the blood cancer multiple myeloma provided rapid, deep and potentially durable responses, researchers report today online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, and yesterday, Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA. The researchers, led by Andrzej J. […]

Ginseng Found to Fight Fatigue in Cancer Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — High doses of the herb American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) over two months reduced cancer-related fatigue in patients more effectively than a placebo, a Mayo Clinic-led study found. Sixty percent of patients studied had breast cancer. The findings are being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. Researchers studied 340 […]

Why Chemotherapy Fails and Leukemia Often Returns

The fight against cancer is not won in a single battle: Long after a cancer has been beaten into remission, it can return. The reason for this is under debate, and much is unclear. New research led by Weizmann Institute scientists shows that, at least for one type of blood cancer, the source of cancer […]

Heparin-like Compounds Found to Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone

Researchers from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have in collaboration with the University of Turku, Indiana University and two Finnish companies, Biotie Therapies Corp. and Pharmatest Services Ltd, discovered a novel mechanism regulating the development of breast cancer bone metastases and showed that heparin-like compounds can potentially be used to inhibit breast cancer metastasis […]

Spinbrush Poses Hazard

When using your electric toothbrush, you don’t expect parts of the device to pop off and chip your tooth, fly into your eyes or get stuck in your throat. But that’s exactly what has happened to some users of the battery-powered Arm & Hammer Spinbrush–or the Crest Spinbrush, as it was called before 2009. “It’s […]

New Treatment for Most Common Form of Skin Cancer Approved

  Today, Erivedge (vismodegib) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adult patients with basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. The drug is intended for use in patients with locally advanced basal cell cancer who are not candidates for surgery or radiation and for patients whose cancer […]

New lung cancer test predicts survival

In the two largest clinical studies ever conducted on the molecular genetics of lung cancer, an international team led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has demonstrated that an available molecular test can predict the likelihood of death from early-stage lung cancer more accurately than conventional methods. The work may eventually […]

Golden Globe Award Celebrities Get Fresh Breath with TheraBreath®

This year at the Golden Globe Awards TheraBreath® was proud to take part in Connected’s Celebrity Gifting Suite at Ben Kitay Studios in Hollywood. Each Celebrity received a TheraBreath® gift bag with TheraBreath Oral Rinse, TheraBreath Toothpaste and TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenges. Celebrities and TheraBreath® at the Golden Globe Awards Throughout the event, many celebrities […]

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