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Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Hands down, a mother’s breast milk is the best food for baby. Breast milk is always available, helps your baby’s brain to develop and keeps your baby healthy through adulthood. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia. A new Israeli study finds … Read More

Groundbreaking Study Sheds Light on Treating Blood Cancers

When we fight cancer, we want to target tumors aggressively and spare surrounding healthy tissue. But blood cancers present unique challenges. Fewer treatments can truly pinpoint the cancerous cells that flow in a person’s bloodstream. The answer may not be a new drug or therapy — but perhaps just a new way of using the … Read More

How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

A pill that “melts away” cancer cells may replace chemotherapy often used to treat relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug, idelalisib (Zydelig™), to treat CLL.  In a recent study of the drug, researchers found that it was effective in treating patients with CLL. The study used this pill along with another … Read More

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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Remember stem cell research? In the mid-2000s, it became one of the biggest hot-button topics in medical research. The debate has grown quieter since then. But don’t mistake silence for a lack of activity. Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Below are a few common myths about this … Read More

How Letters Bind Doctors to Their Patients

When I entered the exam room to see my first patient of the day, a doctor from another department at my hospital, I found her sitting in the chair I usually occupy, typing away at the computer on the tiny desk. “The hospital would be proud of you, doctor, working right up to the time … Read More