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Shocking: Obamacare Linked to Early Cervical Cancer Detection in Young Women 

According to researchers from the American Cancer Society, there’s been an increase in the number of women under the age of 26 who have been diagnosed with early-stage cervical cancer, most likely the effect of Obamacare. Read more....

SACNAS goes to Washington

The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

UC San Diego Professors Named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six University of California, San Diego professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. They are among 347 members selected this year by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored for "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."

What does the depiction of war and terrorism in fiction say about American culture?

For the most part, when there are ideological shifts within a society, they aren’t contained just to the “serious” aspects of a culture. One can see the ripples throughout the society, since almost everything, even our fictional entertainment,...Show More Summary

The problem of expert fallacy in cancer screening guidelines

The American Cancer Society (ACS), an advocacy organization that has fairly recently (and very positively) taken a more appropriate, evidence-based approach to cancer screening, recently revised its mammography recommendations. While it still recommends more mammograms than the U.S. Show More Summary

It's Not Playing the Victim When You Are Attacked

Last week, the Republican Party had drifted too far into attack mode for the health of American Democracy and the pluralistic society we pride America to be. America prides itself as a nation that is not based on country of origin, race or religion; but a nation meant to stand for the principles of liberty and justice and for all. Show More Summary

Many cancer drugs are put in highest-cost tier by insurance companies

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Cancer patients shopping on federal and state insurance marketplaces often find it difficult to determine whether their drugs are covered and how much they will pay for them, the advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society says in a report that also calls on regulators to restrict how much insurers can charge patients for medications.Read full article >>

ASTRO Launches Template to Help Radiation Oncologists Guide Cancer Survivors Through Ongoing Care

A new template published by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) standardizes and streamlines the creation of patient-focused plans for long-term cancer survivor care following radiation therapy (RT).

New ASTRO template helps radiation oncologists guide cancer survivors through ongoing care

Fairfax, Va., November 23, 2015 - A new template published by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) standardizes and streamlines the creation of patient-focused plans for long-term cancer survivor care following radiation therapy (RT). Show More Summary

Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Nicotine Addiction/Food Diaries/Healthy Holiday Meals: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. Despite that, some 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and more start every day. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Jon Ebbert, who treats patients at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, […]

How to Survive a Real-Life “Fallout”

From the American Chemical Society: It’s a big week for gamers now that the long-anticipated Fallout 4 video game is out. The series takes place in a world decades after nuclear war has destroyed most of civilization. Only those who hid in fallout shelters survived. Show More Summary

Campbell Soup Has No Moral Compass

In 2013 Campbell Soup goes Halal with approval from Hamas-linked ISNA. For those unfamiliar, ISNA, The Islamic Society of North America is one of many American Islamic organizations who front

Why Don't Women Get the Truth About Mammograms?

Photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released a new set of guidelines for breast cancer screening. This left many of us with more questions -- now six different groups recommend three different ages to start screening. Show More Summary

Breastfeeding Can Help Lower the Rising Risk of Breast Cancer in African-American Women

An alarming new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows that African-American women are now just as likely as white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer. We've known for some time that African-American women are moreShow More Summary

Bernie Sanders' 12 Best Reasons for Being a Democratic Socialist

Sanders stands beside the New Deal, Great Society and civil rights movement. In a highly anticipated speech, Sen. Bernie Sanders passionately detailed what being a democratic socialist means to him and would mean for Americans if he's elected president. Show More Summary

If the Great American Smokeout doesn't work for you, get help and deduct the stop-smoking program on your taxes

Hey, smokers. How's it going for you on Great American Smokeout day? This annual American Cancer Society event occurs the third Thursday of November. It was created as a way to encourage smokers to kick the habit for good. It's a good idea, but I'm not sure it really works. Show More Summary

ACS Blog Symposium on Labor and Economic Inequality

The American Constitution Society is currently hosting a Symposium on Labor and Economic Inequality—a series of posts by labor and employment law professors, including: Michael Selmi, “The New Front in the Fight for Workers’ Rights” Ruben Garcia, “Friedrichs, Teacher Salaries,...

Mayo Clinic Minute: Great American Smokeout 2015

Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute Thursday, November 19 is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. That organization encourages people who smoke to snuff out their cigarettes, cigars and pipes for one entire day. Experts from the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center also want to help people quit, and remind us that smoking kills nearly a […]

Blood Test May Predict How Quickly Patients Recover From Surgery

A simple blood test taken before surgery may predict how quickly patients recover from their procedure, suggests a new study in the December issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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