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Drug recall

10/2/2019 12:00 AM

What you need to know: Drugs recalled because of possible carcinogen contamination

Recent recalls of drugs used to treat acid reflux and hypertension are raising concerns among millions of Americans. Dr. Anthony Perre at CTCA Philadelphia tells you what you need to know.

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Dr. Abdul Hamid Alraiyes

9/26/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: What you should know about the lung disease outbreak linked to vaping

To address concerns about the vaping-related lung illness, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, FCCP, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at our hospital in Chicago, answered your questions in a recent Twitter chat.

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E Cigarrtte

9/13/2019 12:00 AM

Clearing the air: E-cigarettes, vaping raise public health concerns

Given that brain development continues into the early and mid-20s, exposure to nicotine and other harmful chemicals is setting them on a path that may not only impact their developing brains, but could lead to addiction, or even worse, lung cancer.

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Jean and Briana

9/11/2019 12:00 AM

When mother and daughter have breast cancer, BRCA genes are not always the cause

When multiple generations of a family have breast cancer, it’s easy to assume it’s due to an inherited mutation such as the BRCA gene. But that’s hardly the case.

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Rev. Percy McCray

9/4/2019 12:00 AM

Is this cancer my fault?

Don’t blame yourself for your cancer, the Rev. Percy McCray says. Hope, not speculation or judgment, may help patients stay positive during their cancer journey.

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Flu

8/7/2019 12:00 AM

Is it the flu or cancer? The two diseases share many common symptoms

The flu and some cancers share many common symptoms. Learn what to do if your flu symptoms worsen or do not get better after two weeks.

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Oral-Drugs

7/31/2019 12:00 AM

Opting for oral cancer medications isn’t always as simple as taking a pill

Oral medications may be more convenient than injections or infusions, but that doesn’t mean they are appropriate for all patients.

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Measles

7/3/2019 12:00 AM

Measles outbreak may pose special threat to cancer patients

Once thought to be all but eliminated in the United States, measles is once again spreading in certain areas of the country. The disease may cause challenging complications in many patients, especially cancer patients and others with compromised immune systems.

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Reflux-Drugs

6/26/2019 12:00 AM

Can long-term use of acid reflux drugs cause cancer?

After the drugs have been on the market for 25 years, some doctors and researchers are questioning whether protracted use of so-called proton pump inhibitors comes with long-term side effects, including the possibility of an increased cancer risk.

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