THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY
Breast Cancer Public support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has helped improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Mammogram guidelines: What are they?
Aspirin allergy: What are the symptoms?
Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Posture check: Do you stand up straight?
Good posture minimizes strain on your joints and muscles, which can help prevent aches and pains. So what's good posture? When you're standing, keep your chest held high and your shoulders back and relaxed. Try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways. Pull in your abdomen and buttocks. Make sure your knees are relaxed, not locked. Keep your feet parallel and your weight balanced evenly on both feet.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have completed the world’s first whole exome sequence of small intestine neuroendocrine tumors, also known to patients and physicians as carcinoids, the most common cancer of the small bowel and one that responds poorly to chemotherapy. Mayo oncologist and lead author Michaela Banck, M.D., says, “This is a very important step in achieving targeted therapies and individualized treatment approaches for patients with small bowel carcinoids. Genomic analysis of the individual patient’s tumors will help us identify new drugs that are targeted to the individual’s disease.”
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The FDA wants to send a stronger message that tanning beds are bad for your health. The federal agency issued a new multipronged proposal this week aimed at requiring manfacturers to test and certify the ultraviolet light machines' design and performance. The FDA also wants to put warning labels on all tanning beds recommending that they not be used by those under 18 and that all users get regular screening exams for skin cancer. Mayo Clinic pediatric dermatologist, Dawn Davis, M.D., calls the proposal a huge victory for public health.
// SOT (Dr. Dawn Davis/Mayo Clinic Pediatric Dermatologist) "Tanning beds are dangerous and they are currently labeled a Class One device, meaning they don't need to have any regulations top be put on the market and be put into use by the public.