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Covid 19

Maintaining Blood Donations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4/2/20 A major casualty of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is the dramatic decrease in the number of blood donations across the United States. As more people are urged to shelter-in-place and avoid social contact, the number of cancellations in blood drives has been dramatic

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Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know

3/5/20 Protect yourself: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, about the amount of time it would take to hum the Happy Birthday song from beginning to end twice. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. The best way to clean your hands, though, is through soap and water

Flu Shot

Flu Season That's Sickened 26 Million May Be at Its Peak

2/24/2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's been overshadowed by the new coronavirus outbreak in China, but this year's flu season could be near its peak after surging throughout the United States for

months.

Women with a Cause

Addition of Pembrolizumab to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Early-Stage HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

2/21/20 As reported in JAMA Oncology by Rita Nanda, MD, and colleagues, findings from the ongoing phase II I-SPY 2 trial indicated that the addition of pembrolizumab to standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy improved pathologic complete response rates in patients with high-risk stage II/III HER2-negative breast cancer 

Neck Brace

Incidence of HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancers in the United States

8/26/19 In a study by Mahal et al published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers conducted a population-based assessment of the incidence and demographic burden of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in the United States.

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