Category: Lifestyle

Laura Ortiz-Ravick and Kelvin Yates: Multiple Myeloma, Second Most Common Blood Cancer in U.S. More Prevalent in African Americans

Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the U.S. and the most prevalent among African Americans.  It is also the blood cancer with the greatest racial disparity in incidence and prevalence; Black Americans are not only at twice the risk of developing this type of cancer when compared to white Americans and other ethnic groups, they are also more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age.My guests are Laura Ortiz-Ravick, Senior Manager of Outreach & Health Promotion at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and myeloma survivor Kelvin Yates.

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Art Rios: Author of Let’s Talk

Can you look back at your life and say you have no regrets? Are you bogged down by the meaningless complexities of the world? In his witty, conversational book, Let’s Talk, debut author Art Rios wants to make sure his readers know that it’s never too late to make your life exciting, easier, and exceptional.

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Dr. Michael Ruchim, Gastroenterology Specialist at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, and his patient, former NHL All-Star Eddie Olczyk: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month which is a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and early detection. The Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center has developed a leading, comprehensive colonoscopy quality improvement program focused on improving screening rates and ensuring that all patients who undergo screening colonoscopy get the highest quality care.  We talk about the importance of regular screening, what the signs and symptoms may be and strides made in treatments.

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Dr. Kevin L. Schewe: Author of BAD LOVE TIGERS

Dr. Kevin L. Schewe, a board-certified cancer specialist who has been in the private practice of radiation oncology for over 33 years, is an entrepreneur, and author of Bad Love Tigers a sequel to this first novel Bad Love Strikes. He chronicles the adventures of 1970’s teenagers time-traveling through a dark time in history, with the adventurous hope of youth, laced with the unforgettable music of the 1960s and 1970s.

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