What Is EVALI? Symptoms of Vaping-Related Lung Illness May Feel Like the Flu

  • October 16, 2019

It seems like every day there’s more news about vaping-related illnesses or injuries—and people are starting to die from it. Dr. Osita Onugha, MD, thoracic surgeon and director of thoracic surgery research at JWCI, explains what EVALI is and the common symptoms of vaping-related lung illness to lookout for in an article by Prevention Magazine.

‘Social’ Smoking Does Almost as Much Damage to Your Lungs as ‘Heavy’ Smoking

  • October 16, 2019

Researchers say that people who smoke five cigarettes a day are doing almost as much damage to their lungs as people who smoke 30 cigarettes a day. Learn recommendations for how to quit smoking from Osita Onugha, MD, director of the Thoracic Surgery Research and Surgical Innovation Lab at JWCI, in an article by HealthLine.

The Joker’s Laugh Is Based on a Real Condition Called the Pseudobulbar Affect

  • October 15, 2019

Joker is currently breaking box office records, and fans are riveted by Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the notorious Batman villain. However, did you know the Joker’s laugh is based on a real condition called the Pseudobulbar Affect? Learn more from Santosh Kesari, MD, neurologist and chair of the Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics

Head, Neck Melanoma Cases Rising Among Younger People: Here’s Why

  • October 15, 2019

Head, Neck Melanoma Cases Rising Among Younger People. Learn why from Trevan Fischer, MD, surgical oncologist and assistant professor of surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

If You Have High Blood Pressure, You May Be at Higher Risk for This Cancer

  • October 15, 2019

If you have high blood pressure, you may have a slightly higher breast cancer risk as well, although experts aren’t sure why. It’s important to note that simply because high blood pressure and breast cancer are linked, doesn’t mean that one causes the other, points out Janie Grumley, MD, breast surgical oncologist and director of the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s. Learn more by reading the full article by MSN Lifestyle.

This Is What You Should Know Before Scheduling Your Annual Mammogram

  • October 15, 2019

Although mammograms do not prevent breast cancer, they do allow for early detection. Janie Grumley, M.D., breast surgical oncologist and director of the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, recommends getting your mammogram at the same location every year, since part of reading a mammogram is to compare images from prior years. This can minimize uncertainty when interpreting findings on a mammogram. Learn more by reading the article by Sunday Edit.

Why Sia’s Reveal of Chronic Pain from Ehlers-Danlos Is So Important

  • October 15, 2019

“Chandelier” singer Sia has revealed she has a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome that results in chronic pain. Learn more about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome from Santosh Kesari, MD, neuro-oncologist, neurologist, and chair of the department of translational neurosciences and neurotherapeutics.

How Does Pregnancy Affect Breast Cancer Risk? An Expert Explains

  • October 3, 2019

How does pregnancy affect breast cancer risk? Janie Grumley, MD, breast surgical oncologist and Director of the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s, explains the risk in an article by Romper.

Advanced Melanoma Is No Longer Incurable Thanks to Immunotherapy Drugs

  • October 3, 2019

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It spreads quickly and can be difficult to treat in advanced stages. Trevan Fischer, MD, surgical oncologist and assistant professor of surgical oncology, explains how immunotherapy has made a significant impact on the treatment of advanced melanoma in an article by Healthline.

Gene-Targeting Drug Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer

  • October 2, 2019

Researchers report that a drug used to treat ovarian and breast cancer did well in a clinical trial with men with prostate cancer. Learn about the study and the results from Przemyslaw Twardowski, MD, director of clinical research in the department of urology at JWCI, in an article by Healthline.