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CDC: Not Enough Adults Over 50 Exercise Regularly

CDC: Not Enough Adults Over 50 Exercise Regularly

Inactivity boosts risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease, and early death, CDC warns.

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

A twenty percent decrease in cancer death rate among children and adolescents has taken place from 1999 to 2014.

Doctor Assessment of Drug Importance Doesn't Affect Adherence

Doctor Assessment of Drug Importance Doesn't Affect Adherence

About 20 percent of drugs considered important by physicians were not taken correctly by patients.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Use on the Rise in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Use on the Rise in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

NeoadjuvantcChemotherapy (NACT) use went up from 2003 to 2012; linked to shorter overall survival in stage IIIC but not stage IV disease.

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Terminal Cancer Patients

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Terminal Cancer Patients

Early care after an incurable cancer diagnosis improves quality of life and also increases the chances of having end-of-life discussions.

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Melanoma Treatment

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Melanoma Treatment

Pevonedistat was effective for inhibiting proliferation of melanoma cell lines in vitro, research indicates.

Some Older Adults Use High-risk Methods to Obtain Opioids

Some Older Adults Use High-risk Methods to Obtain Opioids

Almost 15 percent of older adults surveyed used high-risk methods for obtaining prescription opioids, according to a recent study.

Drug-free Methods Effective for Treating Some Pain Conditions

Drug-free Methods Effective for Treating Some Pain Conditions

Approaches such as acupuncture, massage, and tai chi may ease discomfort

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Smartphones can motivate patients to stay on track with lifestyle changes.

ACA Is Helping Americans Afford Prescriptions

ACA Is Helping Americans Afford Prescriptions

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

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