October 2012

Complementary Cancer Therapies: Helpful or Hurtful?

Every year, consumers spend an estimated $40 billion on complementary and alternative medicine treatments and products, with hopes of miraculous cures, often unsupported by research or by science. Some consumers affected by life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, may approach the topic of supplements or alternative therapies as an added bonus without considering the side-effects or the […]

Suffolk County Legislature Recognizes Mesothelioma and Honors Mesothelioma Lifesavers with Special Proclamations

Suffolk County on Long Island is the home to nearly 1.5 million people – a larger population than some states. Earlier this year, Bill Lindsay, Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County State Legislature announced he was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Presiding Officer Lindsay and the legislature recognized Mesothelioma Awareness Day this year by issuing an […]

The End of Canada’s Asbestos Reign of Terror?

by Laurie Kazan-Allen 
Canadian asbestos has poisoned American citizens for over one hundred years.[1] According to the United States Geological Survey from 1900: “The United States was the largest market for exported Canadian (asbestos) fiber.” It is therefore not unreasonable to suggest that the majority of asbestos-related disease in the U.S. was caused by exposure to […]

The President Signs Continuing Resolution, Providing Funding for NIH through March 2013

Earlier today, the President signed into law the continuing resolution (CR, H.J. Res. 117) providing funding for most government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at essentially Fiscal Year 2012-enacted levels through March 27, 2013. The legislation cleared the House, 329-19, on September 13 and the Senate, 62-30, on September 22.
This resolution does […]