2 results for month: 02/2015


I Am Not a Runner

It is not uncommon for households, especially households that have children, to experience health issues on a somewhat recurring basis. Let's face it, if you've got kids in school, you are going to run face first into the revolving door of cold bugs, viruses and assorted maladies. Such was the case in our typical home consisting of Mom, Dad, two daughters and two regal felines. Partly out of sarcasm and mostly out of practicality, I established an almost impossible rule for our home: only one health care crisis at a time! The rule was mostly ignored. Chicken pox, colds, flu bugs... all showed up on their schedule and couldn't care less how many were ...

Immuno-Oncology – The Challenging Road Ahead

Experts say there is tremendous promise in stimulating a patient’s own immune system to fight their cancer. A few new drugs are already on the market in this area for conditions like advanced melanoma and some subtypes of lung cancer. We have a town meeting discussing this for lung cancer on March 7th in Tampa and a melanoma one on March 28th in Phoenix. In blood cancers, hematologists also see great promise for this approach as we heard from many at the recent American Society of Hematology meeting. And, earlier, Dr. Oliver Press spoke to me about it in lymphoma. But there’s a caution just now: even when  experts say they are “excite...