Alzheimer’s Disease: A Glimmer Of Hope

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. The damage initially appears to take place in the hippocampus (essential to forming...

Why Radiation Therapy is Safer Than Ever

The goal of a radiation oncologist is to use radiation as an instrument to eliminate cancerous tumors in the body. Radiation therapy has been challenged over the years due to the damage they cause healthy tissues the surround the targeted tumor; however, recent...

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients

Radiation therapy has been one of the most effective ways to treat cancer. Studies have shown, however, that patients with early stages of breast cancer are at higher risk of heart and lung problems as much as 20 years after treatment. This especially rings true for...

What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation Oncology is one of the three branches of oncology in Western medicine, working in conjunction with surgical and medical oncology in the treatment of cancer. The three branched oncology system has become the standard in the United States, though in many...

American Diets Have Been Improving in the Last Decade

A new study has found that the American diet has improved over the course of the last decade.  However, the study indicated that socioeconomically struggling families continue to fight to improve diet.  Professor Walter Willett, who served as first author on the...