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Affordable Care Act

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond, with most changes taking place by 2014. Others have already begun. Use this timeline to learn about what’s changing and when.

The Affordable Care Act will save lives from cancer. Learn how the new law could help you and the people you love.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone who is 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.

The Education of Dee Dee Ricks

Beginning Oct 27th, 2011, HBO will begin airing a documentary entitled The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, the intimate story of one woman's mission to defeat cancer and help others do the same.

USPSTF Recommends No Prostate Screening

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force released a draft recommendation which advises against the use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Their previous recommendation from 2008 found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the PSA test for men under the age of 75. For men 75 and older, they recommended against the PSA test.

Affordable Cancer Care Out of Reach in Developed Nations

"The burden of cancer is growing, and the disease is becoming a major economic expenditure for all developed countries."

Fall is Almost Here; Are You Getting a Flu Shot?

The last day of summer is upon us (Sept. 23rd at 5:05am EDT to be exact) and it's time to get your flu vaccine for the year.

Quitting Smoking Improves Memory

Karen Rowen of MyHealthNewsDaily reports on a study which found that former smokers have a better-functioning memory than those who still light up. On a practical test of their recollection ability, people who on average had quit smoking for 2.5 years performed 25 percent better than current smokers did. People who had never smoked scored 37 percent better than the smokers.

IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients

According to Computer World, Watson, IBM's game-show-playing supercomputer, will soon be used to help physicians diagnose and treat cancer patients.

Celebrating Prevention and Wellness Month

Health is a gift that enables us to work, play and thrive throughout our lives. Although most of us recognize the importance of health, living in a society of convenience and leisure can make good habits such as diet and exercise difficult to maintain. However, with the summer months upon us, the warm weather makes getting outside, staying active and focusing on our health more appealing.

Exercise Improves Cancer Treatment

Regular exercise is a "wonder drug" for all cancer patients and survivors and may even prevent the recurrence of their disease, a new study suggests.

A British review of more than 60 studies carried out with the support of the charity Macmillan Cancer Support found that being active during cancer treatment does not worsen fatigue and has positive effects on mood and well being. “If physical exercise were a drug, it would be hitting the headlines,” oncologist Jane Maher said in a press conference.