Items Tagged ‘survival rate’

January 30, 2013

Diet, Exercise Helps Fight Malignancy

By Logan Lafferty

Mike Herch was making breakfast at home one day in 2010 when his wife noticed something odd on the back of his leg… The survival rates for malignant melanoma have improved greatly over the years, said Dr. Jerry Brewer, a surgeon in the department of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…“It’s significantly improved,” […]

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Dr. Jerry Brewer, malignant melanoma, melanoma, Quad-City Times, survival rate

October 2, 2012

Breathe Easier: Advancements Boost Survival From Cystic Fibrosis


A half-century ago, most people with cystic fibrosis died before reaching elementary school. Today, thanks to new treatments and screening practices, the rate of survival from the disease has dramatically increased, with a median survival age just over 38 years, said Dr. Mark Wylam, a cystic fibrosis specialist at Mayo Clinic. That’s up from a […]

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Tags: cystic fibrosis, Dr. Jack Riordan, Dr. Mark Wylam, Post Bulletin, survival rate

July 17, 2012

Cardiac Arrest Survival Improving In U.S. Hospitals: Study


More people hospitalized for cardiac arrest are surviving compared with a decade ago, according to a U.S. study, possibly because of changes in hospital treatment and the way bystanders respond when somebody collapses. The study, which appeared in the journal Circulation, found that in 2008, the death rate among U.S. residents hospitalized after cardiac arrest […]

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Tags: cardiac arrest, Chicago Tribune, Dr. Alejandro A. Rabinstein, survival rate

July 15, 2012

Cardiac Arrest Survival Improving in U.S. Hospitals


More Americans hospitalized for cardiac arrest are surviving now compared with a decade ago, a new study finds… Many people die before ever reaching the hospital. And in fact, of the more than 300,000 Americans who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year, less than 8 percent survive. “So this does not […]

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Tags: cardiac arrest, Dr. Alejandro A. Rabinstein, Reuters, survival rate

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