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FDA approves first pre-surgical breast cancer drug

A biotech drug from Roche has become the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery, offering an earlier approach against one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

Radioembolization: Starving tumors to fight cancer

Aug. 17 was the 10th anniversary of 59-year-old Dal Anderson’s carcinoid cancer diagnosis. He commemorated the occasion by writing his cancer a letter. After all, there have been some perks, he says. People say you look good. You find joy most people just brush past. You pick your friends well. You get to tell “the Man” to take a leap sometimes.

For stronger arms and shoulders, take a few dips

The ability to lift one’s own body weight opens up a world of possibilities. Dips are one of the most effective body weight exercises. They are also a transferable gymnastic movement.

Time to spell it out ASAP

When he was left alone in an office with his medical record open on the doctor’s desk, a longtime friend of mine admitted curiosity got the best of him and he went over to see his file.

From cowboy poetry to Basque food, ample reasons to visit Elko

Years ago, long before my family moved to Nevada, my husband and I heard cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell recite “The Old Prospector” — a tale of a man and his mule who headed to Elko “because he wanted to.”

Six ways to get immunized against flu

Dear Savvy Senior: I understand that there are a number of different flu vaccines being offered to adults this flu season. What can you tell me about them? — Seeking Protection

Prepare to compare co-pays, costs and carriers

After four years of congressional infighting, 2,400 pages of federal legislation, more than 10,000 pages of regulations and three years of statewide planning sessions, the Nevada insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act launches on Tuesday.

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