Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Location:

  • Highlands, TX

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say.

    Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 15 per...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Airline pilots get as much exposure to cancer-causing UV rays in an hourlong flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, new research finds.

    The study, led by Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo, from the University of California, San Francisco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.

    "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer deaths in the contempora...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Home treatment for cancer-related lymphedema -- swelling due to fluid buildup -- reduces the cost of treating the condition, a new study says.

    This swelling, which is caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes during cancer treatment, can be...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene.

    Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific tea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life.

    Howeve...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men are at increased risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection if their female sex partners have oral and/or genital HPV infections, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that HPV transmission occurs through both oral-oral and oral-g...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday.

    The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for people aged 55 to 74 with ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed U.S. National C...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds.

    Patients given the two drugs had a median survival of 17.5 months, compared to...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified more than 800 "markers" of cancer in patients' blood say their findings could potentially lead to a single blood test for many types of cancer.

    All cancers produce markers -- or indicators -- in the blood, and having a b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show.

    One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have experienced money or work p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood cell mutations linked to the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma increase as people get older, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed blood samples from nearly 3,000 Americans, ages 10 to 90, and found the mutations in less than ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly men who've lost the Y chromosome from their blood cells may be at increased risk for earlier death and death from cancer, a new study suggests.

    This age-related loss is common among men and could explain why men tend to die younger and ...Full Article