Diet and exercise advice to reduce your cancer risk

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diet-exercise-advice-to-reduce/id43... . Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and director of Energy Balance, works with patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center to change behaviors based on nutrition and physical activity. Basen-Engquist’s goal is to find the best psychological and social interventions to alter unhealthy behaviors that increase cancer risk. Listen to Basen-Engquist describe her research and...

New Lung Cancer Screening Offered At MD Anderson

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Results from national clinical trial mobilizes a team of experts to develop Lung Cancer Screening Program. For appointment contact AskMDAnderson 877-MDA-6789 https://www2.mdanderson.org/sapp/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm

Mortality Predicted on Body Size and Muscle Mass in Multi-Ethnic Hemodialysis Patients

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Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology from the Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, in Orange, CA, reveals results of a study reported in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that expands the understanding of the obesity paradox across multiple ethnicities. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cotwsdd

Effect of periodontal disease on diabetes: systematic review of epidemiologic observational evidence

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Background: Periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus are common, chronic diseases worldwide. Epidemiologic and biologic evidence suggests periodontal disease may affect diabetes. Objective: To systematically review non-experimental, epidemiologic evidence for effects of periodontal disease on diabetes control, complications, and incidence. Data sources: Electronic bibliographic databases, supplemented by hand searches of recent and future issues of relevant journals. Study eligibility...
Authors: Wenche S. Borgnakke, Pekka V. Ylostalo, George W. Taylor, Robert R. Genco

Geomapping reveals environmental influence on behaviors and cancer risk

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In her research, Lorraine Reitzel, Ph.D., uses geographic information systems technology, with the help of Seann Regan, to obtain information about a geographic area. This allows her to better understand why people engage in certain behaviors and how their environment impacts health and cancer risk.

Tanning beds increase risk of skin cancer for teens

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The World Health Organization lists indoor tanning beds and lamps as carcinogens, yet many teenagers continue to believe that indoor tanning helps them look their best. Dennis Hughes, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how tanning beds increase your risk of developing skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most deadly form.

Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology Outreach with Risk-Based Science

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Vicki Colvin speaks at the 2012 "Becoming Engaged" Workshop about the nanotechnology research and public outreach at CBEN.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Computed Tomography Using Lower Doses of Radiation for Patients With Crohn's Disease

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Dr. Fergus Shanahan discusses his manuscript, "Diagnostic Accuracy of Computed Tomography Using Lower Doses of Radiation for Patients With Crohn's Disease." To view the print version of this abstract go to http://bit.ly/NIetdz.

The benefits and dangers of vitamin supplements for cancer patients

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Download podcast from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/benefits-dangers-vitamin-supplements... Many people think taking lots of vitamin supplements can help reduce their risk of cancer. Richard Tsong Lee, M.D., Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program, and Laura Michaud, Manager Clinical Pharmacy Services, explain how the opposite may actually be true -- in some cases taking too many vitamin supplements may have harmful effects.

Tips to Help Kids Avoid Adult Cancers

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Beverly Gor, Ed.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses healthy lifestyle choices you can make for your children to help prevent the development of certain adult cancers; such as prostate, breast and colon. Gor stresses the importance of healthy nutrition and exercise to reduce the risk of developing cancer later in life.