(CNN) Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.
The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung and breast, according to a study published in the journal Science on Thursday.
This blood test, called CancerSEEK, could cost less than $500, which is comparable to or lower than other screening tests, such as a colonoscopy, according to the study. The study was funded by many foundations, research groups, and grants, while many of the study authors have ties to biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, as well as patents.
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September 29 is World Heart Day! Small changes in your life and health can make a powerful difference. Learn more at https://www.worldheartday.org/.
(CNN) It's not every day that medical studies say alcohol could be good for you. People who drink moderately often have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who never drink, according to a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Men and women who hoist a few glasses three to four days a week have the lowest risks of developing diabetes, Danish researchers found. Compared to people drinking less than one day each week, men who drink frequently had a 27% lower risk while women had a 32% lower risk, the researchers said.
I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the winner for the 2017 "Thank a Nurse" campaign through Palm Healthcare Foundation, and partners CBS12, Sunny 107.9, WIRK 103.1 and The Palm Beach Post. The Heart of Gold Reception was a blast and I enjoyed seeing and hearing about all of the fantastic nurses we have in Palm Beach County! Thank you!
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Also, Happy Mother's Day (May 14) and Happy Haitian Heritage month! Check out my wife's blog about Haiti here.
Today is National Doctors' Day! I want to recognize the hard working doctors that I work side-by-side with at Delray Medical Center and Boca Raton Regional Hospital. I learn so much from you each day. Thanks for all of the behind the scenes work you do, too. Thank you!
As part of American Heart Month, I am celebrating heart health all month long!
According to the Center of Disease Control, "February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health."
There are so many ways to be heart healthy. The first step I recommend doing is making a goal. You can use this handy tool to help you stay on track. I know that when I write down my goals, I feel more accountable when I work towards them.
The CDC recommends several activities to incorporate into your life to help stay healthy. Check them out here!
Even with the flu vaccine, it's possible to still get the flu. The Center for Disease Control suggests 3 important actions for flighting the flu. Read the full article here.
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English and Haitian-Creole speaking nurse practitioner (ARNP) in Palm Beach County, South Florida.