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 Dermatology:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Friday before Memorial Day has been designated "Don't Fry Day" by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, to remind Americans about the importance of sun safety.

    "As we move into spring and summer, many Americans will start spending mor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn't enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it's still a good idea to take some precautions.

    "Here's what we do know. Cookin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.

    Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and older fell by nearly 3 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows.

    People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatopathology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a so-called "sunscreen" gene that may help protect against skin cancer.

    They say the finding potentially could lead to new drugs to prevent the disease.

    The investigators pinpointed the ultraviolet-resis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some.

    Keytruda (pembrolizumab) helped keep four in 10 patients with advanced melanoma alive three years after sta...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your survival odds against colon cancer may depend on which side of your colon the tumor develops, new research contends.

    In a study of more than 1,000 men and women with colon cancer that had spread, those whose tumor was on the left side survi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep is key to immune function and health, and a new study finds that may be especially true for patients battling melanoma.

    The study found that severe, untreated cases of sleep apnea -- interruptions in nighttime breathing -- are linked with mor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The front windshield of your car probably shields you from the sun's UV-A rays as you drive, but the same may not be true for side windows, a new study finds.

    Experts have long known that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays can raise ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Medical Biochemical Genetics:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A man's risk of aggressive and lethal prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by gene mutations previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women, a trio of new studies suggests.

    And, at least one expert says these findings may indicate that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aspirin use may lower the risk of bile duct cancer, a new study suggests.

    The study included nearly 2,400 bile duct cancer patients and a control group of more than 4,700 people without the cancer. About 25 percent of the bile duct cancer pa...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older lung cancer patients are surviving longer when they have lung cancer surgery, a new study suggests.

    "This greater than expected survival in older patients selected for operative therapy is noteworthy, especially considering that the prevalen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology & Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a strong link between exposure to high levels of radon in the home and women's risk of blood cancers.

    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. It's known to cause lung canc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports.

    Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug -- erlotinib (Tarceva) -- to the initial round of chemotherapy. They ...Full Article

  • 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