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February Is the Time To Reflect on Our Number 1 Killer

February Is the Time To Reflect on Our Number 1 Killer

It’s February, which means that the stores are stocked with heart-shaped candies, cards, and balloons in eager anticipation of Valentine’s Day. What you may not know, however, is that February has even more significance when it comes to the heart than you may have at first realized. February is also “American Heart Month.” While there …

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Mesothelioma: One of the Deadliest Preventable Diseases in the U.S.

Mesothelioma: One of the Deadliest Preventable Diseases in the U.S.

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. It may come as a surprise, but asbestos has been mined by humans for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence documents its use by a number of ancient …

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New App Aims to Save Firefighter Lives

New App Aims to Save Firefighter Lives

Of the many dangers that firefighters face, asbestos exposure is perhaps the most insidious. Unlike the immediate danger of running into a burning building, the harmful effects of breathing in toxic chemicals from dust and smoke — something that firefighters and first responders do quite frequently — can take years to appear. Once they appear, …

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Supporters of the Fact Act Keep Trying to Justify Murder

Supporters of the Fact Act Keep Trying to Justify Murder

Less than a month ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that could potentially make life even more difficult for victims of asbestos exposure. Yesterday — February 3, 2016 — the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the bill and address concerns about transparency and privacy. The hearing was titled “The …

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Spread the Word: Tomorrow is World Cancer Day

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Tomorrow, millions of people in up to 155 different countries will take part in the powerful global initiative, World Cancer Day. Over 200 activities have been planned worldwide, many of them devoted to encouraging cooperative research and promoting cancer awareness. Heather Bryant, the VP of the Canadian Coalition, Cancer Control, wrote, “On World Cancer Day, …

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Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims Targeted by New Legislation

Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims Targeted by New Legislation

Earlier in January 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that Mesothelioma Help Now, and others who support asbestos victims, has publicly denounced and voiced vehement opposition to. The bill is known as H.R. 1927, “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015,” but it contains text from an originally separate bill — …

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How Doctors Prolong the Life Expectancies of Mesothelioma Patients

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Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. How Doctors Prolong the Life Expectancies of Mesothelioma Patients As one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, mesothelioma is responsible for 2,000-3,000 deaths per year in …

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Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky: A state dotted with rolling hills and pastures; home to Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World,” and birthplace of our 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln. But lurking behind the idyllic landscape and rich heritage is a troubling statistic — a lung cancer rate that surpasses any other U.S. state. Experts say lung cancer …

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Healing With Drones: Boston Hospital Leads the Charge Against Cancer

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What do you think of when you think of drones? Remote-controlled aircrafts soaring high above foreign lands? Drone-delivery service dropping off mail and packages to our homes in some sort of Jetsonian future? Well, perhaps now we can add another mental association to that buzzword, as drones have permeated yet another field: medicine. The innovative …

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