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Treatment with Oral Lenalidomide After Stem-Cell Transplant

MAINTENANCE TREATMENT WITH ORAL LENALIDOMIDE AFTER STEM-CELL TRANSPLANT IMPROVES MULTIPLE MYELOMA SURVIVAL, REDUCES RISK OF DISEASE PROGRESSIONRoswell Park Investigator Dr. Philip McCarthy Presents Data at the 13th International Myeloma Workshop BUFFALO, NY — Updated data from a National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group (CALGB) was presented May ... »

Breast Cancer Facts and Mammography Screening

Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death (behind lung cancer) among American women, claimed the lives of more than 14,000 New York state women from 2003 through 2007, and a total of 70,000 new cases were diagnosed statewide from 2002 through 2006, according to a new report released by Univera Healthcare. To view the complete fact sheet, go towww.univerahealthcare.com/factsheets. »

UM School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research Finds Rate of Celiac Disease is Growing

UM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CENTER FOR CELIAC RESEARCH FINDS RATE OF CELIAC DISEASE IS GROWING Working to solve the puzzle of when people develop celiac disease has led researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research to some surprising findings. Read more here. »

15,000 Older Upstate Adults Injured Due to Falls

UNIVERA REPORTS CLOSE TO 15,000 OLDER UPSTATE NY ADULTS INJURED AND HOSPITALIZED DUE TO FALLS Each year, 15,000 older adults in upstate New York are hospitalized as a result of injuries due to falls, according to a new Univera Healthcare report. The falls, which often occur in the home and are preventable, can trigger a chain of events, including long-term rehabilitation, nursing home care and eve... »

Need for a Diverse Health System

Former HHS Secretary and Morehouse Medicine Dean Keynotes Annual Eva M. Noles Recognition Program — A commitment to understanding and addressing disparities in health care and professional opportunities underscored the annual Eva M. Noles Recognition Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The event, held at RPCI Friday, November 19, featured a keynote address by a former U.S. Secre... »

Nearly 2 million NYS Adults are Caregivers

UNIVERA REPORT Reveals Nearly 2 million NYS Adults are Caregivers and devote an average of 13 hours of care per week at an estimated annual economic value of about $20 billion. Nearly 2 million New York state adults provide informal care to family members, neighbors or friends who need assistance with everyday or health-related activities due to chronic physical or mental impairments. These caregi... »

Seniors Risk Falling With More Medications

The More Medications Seniors Take, the Greater Their Risk of Falling. Seniors can take precautions to avoid the risk of falling, such as asking their health care provider to review their medications. A major risk factor for falls among older adults may be lurking in their medicine cabinets. Taking four or more medications, or taking a prescription with side effects that include dizziness and drows... »

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