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AHCJ Stem Cells Session – Part 1

At AHCJ’s Health Journalism 2015 conference, it was a sincere privilege to hear global leaders in the field of stem cells discuss the latest advances and challenges in the field. As a journalist and as an advocate for a family member who donated stem cells in 2013, I found this session fascinating. Many thanks to […]

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Task Force Recommends Against HRT for Postmenopausal Women

Considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to prevent chronic medical conditions? News flash! HRT is no longer recommended for post-menopausal women, because the health risks outweigh the benefits. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just issued an updated statement, which you can review here. The recommendation is based on research published since 2005 and it […]

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Is My Cancer Different?

Cancer patients benefit from new molecular testing advances that inform individualized, targeted treatment plans. We all know someone whose life was severely impacted by or ended by cancer. In fact, the words we may fear hearing the most are, “You’ve got cancer,” a diagnosis that can be scary, confusing, stressful and overwhelming. More than 12.7 […]

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Heart Attack is Different for Women Than Men

It’s a pretty sobering fact that heart disease kills more women at all ages than breast cancer. But why can’t we think of someone we know who has heart disease? Well, to put it bluntly, because those who have it often die from sudden cardiac arrest. Due to significant advances over the last 40 years […]

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