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Inactivity shown to increase kidney cancer risk by 77% and bladder cancer risk by 73%, independent of obesity
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A new study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute establishes a connection between a sedentary lifestyle and risk of developing kidney or bladder cancer. The findings extend a line of inquiry that has already revealed a connection between chronic inactivity and heightened risk for both ovarian and cervical cancer, and also highlight the possibility of reducing risk for some cancers by increasing physical activity.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am

A hospital stay can be complicated for patients who are confused or disoriented due to dementia or the effects of their medications. They need someone with them around the clock, for safety’s sake. “If patients don’t have anyone watching over them at these critical times, they’re likely to fall or can easily pull out IV lines and catheters,” says LaShaun Suttles, Hospital Clinical Assistant at Roswell Park. “Some patients are not lucid enough to know what they’re doing. They don’t recognize or realize that they need help.”

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