Tag Archives: People

People With Cancer Are Using Complementary Medicine—Without Telling Their Doctors

One third of people with cancer are using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), reports the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology. But nearly a third of those don’t let their doctors know. According to the National Cancer Institute, CAMs are medical products and practices that… Read More »

R.I.P. Humberto Cruz, HIV Advocate for Immigrants and People of Color

Humberto Cruz, who served as the director of New York State’s AIDS Institute and was appointed to the national Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 2010, has died. Tributes to his HIV advocacy for people of color and immigrants were posted by Apicha Community Health Center (CHC), which provides care to underserved and vulnerable populations… Read More »

Here’s Why Osteoporosis Is a Bigger Problem Than People Realize

Harry Campbell for Reader’s Digest At age 53, Lisa Rustin slipped on a Del Mar, California, sidewalk and fractured her arm. A bone-density scan, recommended by her gynecologist because of her family history of thinning bones, revealed 
osteoporosis. She threw away her high heels, quit downhill skiing, overhauled her diet to include more calcium-rich foods,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

Researchers have found that 70 percent of adults who died from natural causes had not seen a healthcare provider in the 30 days before their death. A new study tries to make sense of premature death. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences… Read More »