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The War on Cancer – Dr. William Hyman

In 1971, the U.S. Congress passed the National Cancer Act and devoted millions of dollars to cancer research. Forty years later, that research is bearing fruit as many cancers have yielded to better detection, better treatment, better survivability and better cure rates. U.T. Health Science Center oncologist Dr. William Hyman discusses progress in the War on Cancer in this latest post to HealthConnection.TV.

Have we made progress in detecting, treating and curing cancer in the past 30 to 40 years? (first question)

For what types of cancers has there been the most progress in terms of survival rates and cures? (skip to 0:45)

For what types of cancers has it been the most difficult to improve outcomes? (skip to 1:38)

What do we need to do in order to wage a more effective war against cancer? (skip to 2:00)

If a young person starts smoking but quits early in life, is the risk of lung cancer still significant? (skip to 2:30)

As the population ages, cancer rates increase. Why is this so? (skip to 3:11)

Because of improved mortality rates for other diseases, have we statistically increased the chances for getting cancer? (skip to 4:12)

How has genetic research impacted the diagnosis and treatment of cancer? (skip to 4:48)

What does the future hold for genetic testing for cancer? (skip to 6:16)

Some have predicted that there will one day be a vaccine for cancer. How likely is it that this prediction will come true? (skip to 6:39)

Will there ever be a cure for cancer? (skip to 7:22)

 

 

 

Triglycerides – Gerald Brown, P.A.

If you eat too much, particularly if you eat a lot of starchy fatty foods, chances are your triglycerides will become elevated, putting you at risk for a host of health problems. On the other hand, triglycerides are an essential blood fat, made by your liver to provide instant energy when it’s needed. U.T. Health Science Center Physician Assistant Gerry Brown talks about triglycerides — the good and the bad — in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What are triglycerides? (first question)

What is the difference between triglycerides and cholesterol? (skip to 0:32)

What purpose do triglycerides serve — are they important to good health? (skip to 1:00)

How do you measure triglycerides? (skip to 1:21)

What things can cause triglyceride levels to be too high? (skip to 1:43)

Can you have high triglycerides without having high cholesterol or do they always go hand-in-hand? (skip to 2:26)

There’s a debate in the medical community regarding high triglycerides — are they a risk factor in and of themselves or only when combined with other disease markers such as high cholesterol? (skip to 2:45)

What is the medical treatment for high triglycerides? (skip to 3:28)

Are supplements such as Omega-3 fish oil effective in treating high triglycerides? (skip to 4:04)

Are there lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce high triglycerides? (skip to 4:40)