American children are getting fatter every year. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise, insufficient sleep and too much time sitting in front of electronic devices have snowballed into a health crisis with no end in sight. Just 25 years ago, 10% of kids between ages 2-19 were overweight or obese. Today that number is 18.5% and climbing.
Until the 1960s, surgery and radiation were the mainstays of cancer treatment; drugs were not seen as a “cure” for cancer. With the exception of hormone therapy for men with prostate cancer in the late 1930s, drug therapies, at best, offered brief, incomplete remission.
“We have to be really careful about health and diet and exercise, and keeping lean. If glucose can drive cancer growth, then patients with esophageal cancer probably have to be careful about their diet, their glucose intake, and make sure they're speaking to their medical professionals to get advice.”
Each year, more than 30,000 people in the United States receive an organ transplant. If you or a loved one received a transplant, you know that you must be vigilant and watch for symptoms of organ rejection or organ failure.