Study examines health literacy and shared decision-making in prostate cancer screening

New research examines the dynamics between men’s health literacy, their discussions with their doctors, and their decisions on whether to get tested for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a potential marker of prostate cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Controversy […]

The other public health crisis

According to prominent medical doctors, we are in the midst of “the biggest public health challenge of the 21st century.” But it’s not the one you think. The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is enormous and devastating. But the public health impacts of climate change could be vastly greater.  Dr. […]

Racism gets label: Public health crisis | US

CHICAGO – Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of, were offered X-rays and their doctors listened to their concerns. That wasn’t her experience. When the 29-year-old Black woman sought a COVID-19 test at a New York […]

40 Worst Health Mistakes Women Make Over 40

You can have it all. That’s what they tell you, right ladies? What they don’t mention is that “all” can also include perimenopause, breast cancer and a decade of unrelenting stress. To ensure you live your best decade ever—and not in the doctor’s office—read these essential doctors’ tips. Read on, […]