8 Behaviors That Increase Your Risk of Disease

Data from the 2010 World Economic Forum and presented in the AON Hewitt 2012 Health Care Survey. Reviewed on the  Enabling Healthy Decisions Blog by George Van Antwerp If you want to improve your health, a good place to start are the 8 behaviors listed on the left in...

Sign a Waiver to Take Your Vitamins?

If your child is admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia you may need to do just that.  Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases, describes the hospital’s new policy of requiring parents to sign a waiver if they plan to administer...

Does Intermittent Fasting Prevent Cancer?

Sorta. Intermittent Fasting (IF) can help prevent cancer because if done correctly, it lowers caloric intake, which reduces body fat, which we KNOW prevents cancer. Here is what we know: Obesity is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking. Being overweight...

Chemicals causing cancer?

Check out Take Part’s recent article on California’s Safer Consumer Products Law Author Christina Hoag writes that California lawmakers are “implementing the Safer Consumer Products Law to regulate toxins in household products, changing the...

Cancer or Not?

The recent New York Times article questioning the term “cancer” for certain abnormalities detected on mammograms is thought-provoking. The public is not alone in being confused as to what is cancer and what is not. As oncologists, we often ask ourselves if...