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Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on August 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
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News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don't use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. If you don't smoke, don't start. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, so get some help. Your doctor can discuss the ...

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...