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‘Financial Toxicity’ Can Lower Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

Doctors who treat cancer are vigilant when it comes to the physical side effects of the therapies they prescribe, but financial stress from accumulating medical bills can also weigh on patients’ health — even those who have finished their...
15-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit

Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
3-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Half of STEMI Heart Attack Patients May Have Additional Clogged Arteries

A blocked artery causes a deadly kind of heart attack known as STEMI, and a rapid response to clear the blockage saves lives. But in more than half of cases studied recently by Duke Medicine researchers, one or both of the patient’s other...
14-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Early Palliative Care Can Cut Hospital Readmissions for Cancer Patients

Doctors at Duke University Hospital have developed a new collaborative model in cancer care that reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge. The Duke researchers shared their...
21-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Prostate Cancer’s Penchant for Copper May Be a Fatal Flaw

Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness.
10-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Stress May Be Harder on Women’s Hearts Than Men’s

Researchers have known for decades that stress contributes to heart disease. But a new analysis by researchers at Duke Medicine shows mental stress may tax women’s hearts more than men’s. The research appears online Oct. 13, 2014, in the...
13-Oct-2014 3:50 PM EDT

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

– A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.
30-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Coping Techniques Help Patients With COPD Improve Mentally, Physically

Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient’s quality of life and can even improve physical symptoms, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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