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Easing Pain of Extended Absence

Child life coordinator Therese Weisbrot discussed keeping kids engaged when they are forced to miss extended periods of school due to illness.

July 31, 2013
Task Force Urges Scans for Smokers at High Risk

Epidemiologist Peter Bach commented on draft recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force on screening for lung cancer, and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s lung cancer screening decision tool was highlighted.

July 30, 2013
How to Get Healthy after the Cancer Treatments Are Done

Primary care physician Kevin Oeffinger discussed the need for cancer patients to receive guidance and continual follow-up care after their treatment is done.

July 29, 2013
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranked No. 2 Cancer Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Memorial Sloan Kettering was ranked the No. 2 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013–14 Best Hospitals issue.

July 17, 2013
How Environment and Technology Can Improve Health Care

Critical Care Medicine Service Chief Neil Halpern discussed the cutting-edge technology used in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s intensive care unit.

July 12, 2013
Hold the Salmon: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer

Epidemiologist Andrew Vickers commented on a study that linked omega-3 fatty acids to an elevated risk of prostate cancer.

July 11, 2013
Many Pediatricians Still Not Using Interpreters

Internist Lisa Diamond commented on a study that found that close to half of pediatricians do not use a professional interpreter when seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of English.

July 10, 2013
Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

Epidemiologist Andrew Vickers commented on a survey that found that most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should forego the controversial PSA test.

July 9, 2013
Device Helps to Avoid Leaving Cancer Behind

Breast surgeon Monica Morrow discussed a new device that uses radio-frequency energy to test just-removed tissue for cancer during surgery.

July 9, 2013
“Jeopardy!” Champ “Watson” Now in Training to Fight Cancer

Thoracic oncologist Mark Kris and Carol Jaxel, one of Dr. Kris’s patients, were interviewed about the benefits the IBM Watson system can bring to cancer care.

July 9, 2013
Gut Bacteria We Pick Up As Kids Stick with Us for Decades

Infectious diseases physician Eric Pamer commented on an analysis that found that there was little variation in the bacteria in the digestive systems of 37 healthy women over a period of about five years.

July 4, 2013
The Best Cancer Hospitals in the U.S.

Memorial Sloan Kettering was listed among the best cancer hospitals in the Northeast in Men’s Health.

July 1, 2013
Chemotherapy Could Soon Be Obsolete with New Treatments

Thoracic Oncology Service Chief Mark Kris was interviewed about the move away from traditional chemotherapy toward more molecularly targeted treatments.

June 29, 2013
India's Bad Habit Carried Overseas

Head and Neck Surgical Service Chief Jatin Shah discussed a growing problem among Indian immigrants – an addiction to paan, a mixture of areca or betel nut, slaked lime, spices and sweeteners folded into a betel leaf and often combined with tobacco.

June 26, 2013
No More Chemo: Doctors Say It's Not So Far-Fetched

Leukemia Service Chief Martin Tallman was interviewed about the move away from traditional chemotherapy toward more molecularly targeted treatments.

June 26, 2013
Sex and Cancer

Medical oncologist Shari Goldfarb spoke about the sexual side effects of cancer and its treatment.

June 25, 2013
Virtual End to Cervical Cancer Is within Reach, Expert Says

Gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown commented on a study that shows that the infection rate of human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, decreased by 56 percent since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006.

June 20, 2013
Nowhere to Hide from Diarrhea-Causing Bacteria: Study

Infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz commented on the link between Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, and heartburn drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors.

June 19, 2013