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Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study August 03, 2015

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows July 21, 2015

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study July 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer July 16, 2015

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients July 07, 2015

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says July 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds July 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer July 01, 2015

Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives June 18, 2015

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study June 18, 2015

Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients June 12, 2015

But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives June 10, 2015

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year June 08, 2015

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers June 04, 2015

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some June 04, 2015

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors June 01, 2015

Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats May 21, 2015

Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer May 20, 2015

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators May 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends May 15, 2015

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer May 14, 2015

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients May 13, 2015

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer May 07, 2015

Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival May 07, 2015

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters April 30, 2015

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers April 29, 2015

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks April 27, 2015

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery April 20, 2015

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors April 16, 2015

Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer April 01, 2015

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist April 01, 2015

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows March 27, 2015

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants March 19, 2015

But study also found that survival rates were lower if organ recipient also had hepatitis C

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay March 19, 2015

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study March 16, 2015

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds March 12, 2015

One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago February 19, 2015

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests February 11, 2015

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests February 02, 2015

Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate January 28, 2015

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds January 15, 2015

Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows January 13, 2015

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds January 12, 2015

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems January 12, 2015

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study January 06, 2015

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems December 16, 2014

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

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