Dr. Marc Garnick, MD

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

    People usually are screened for lung cancer based on how much they smoke and their age, the researchers said. But this ne...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

    The finding didn't come as a surprise to one expert.

    ...Full Article
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    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates.

    The findings from this large study should lead to a redoubling of efforts to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pathology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, a new study reports.

    Cancer doctors increasingly rely on genetic testing to look for opportunities t...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test may one day help spot the earliest signs of stomach cancer, a small trial from Israel suggests.

    This novel technology senses small changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, and accurately identifies chang...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The "healthy glow" associated with a tan is actually a sign of danger, a dermatologist says.

    "The sad news is that unfortunately, no, there is no way to safely tan. The research is clear that there are not any cutoffs for how much sun is safe," ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most pancreatic cancers have gene mutations that could be targeted by existing drugs, a new study suggests.

    The researchers say the findings could lead to improved treatment for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lethal marine cancer killing clams along North America's East Coast is contagious, new research indicates.

    Scientists say they've traced leukemia outbreaks among soft-shell clams from New York to Canada back to one case of cancer, which was tr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of deadly melanoma skin cancer is falling among American children, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. Lisa Campbell, of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in Cleveland, looked a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic images increase the impact that cigarette warning labels have on young adults in the United States, a new study says.

    The study included smokers and non-smokers, ages 18-25, who took part in a nationwide survey that asked how much they l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of Medicare patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, face delays in getting surgical treatment, a new study reveals.

    Researchers evaluated more than 32,000 melanoma patients covered by Medicare, the public...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may charge uninsured patients anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy drugs, a new study estimates.

    Researchers said the findings, reported in the April issue of Health Affairs, h...Full Article