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Month: June 2022

Habit Stacking Helps Hit Weight Loss Goals Both Before & After Bariatric Surgery

June 23, 2022

Most of us are looking for ways to improve our lives or make them more manageable. Self-help books, classes, gurus, and products are trendy, generating billions in sales every year. Who wouldn’t want to improve their life? Everyone wants to make their life better somehow, and of course, they can! One method for achieving this is gaining popularity, known as habit stacking. You can use habit stacking to improve almost any aspect of your life and particularly your health.

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Are We Near the Cure for Rectal Cancer? All Cancers?

June 9, 2022

Colorectal cancer survivor holds blue ribbon celebrating new research toward cure for cancer

It’s an almost unbelievable situation. A cancer drug trial performed at a leading cancer institute with seemingly rigid protocols ended with remission in every participant. This is the new reality described in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine1 of a drug trial for the treatment of rectal cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Twelve patients took the drug dostarlimab, a single-agent PD-1 blockade, over 6 months and 12 patients came through with no detectable cancer, even when advanced PET and MRI diagnostics were performed. They did not receive traditional cancer treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.

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