Dr. Hank Schmidt, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

    "Air pollution remains a clear, mod...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life, but it can be treated and cured if detected early, a dermatologist says.

    "Knowing your own skin is the key to discovering skin cancer early on. See a dermatologist for ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.

    "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness," s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.

    "Celebrities do have a significant impact on...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol, processed meats -- such as hot dogs, ham and bacon -- and excess weight all may raise a person's risk of stomach cancer, a new review finds.

    Further, the risk seems to increase as a person drinks more alcohol, or eats more processed m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.

    Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain germs found in the mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer.

    "We identified two types of bacteria that are associated with a higher risk for pancreatic cancer and have been tied in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug that boosts the immune system's ability to kill tumor cells may help people with a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer, a preliminary study suggests.

    The intravenous drug, marketed as Keytruda, is already used to treat some advance...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy they don't need, according to the results of a long-awaited clinical trial.

    A genetic test called MammaPrint determined that nearly half the women slated for chemotherapy based on standard clinical...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of advanced melanoma patients were still alive five years after starting therapy with the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo), researchers are reporting.

    "In 2012, we saw some very promising early evidence that this drug could not ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    SUNDAY, April 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Applying 30 SPF sunscreen to mice before they were exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation delayed the development of melanoma, researchers report.

    The study results suggest that mice can be used to identify and develo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man's odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

    The American Cancer Society study included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a "wait-and-watch" approach, according to new research.

    Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply monitor it to see if it pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Proctology:

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the increasing use of a standard therapy for rectal cancer in the United States, only slightly more than half of patients receive it, a new study finds.

    Chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery is recognized as the standard of care for ...Full Article