It’s a sobering statistic. A new American Cancer Society study found that members of Generation X and millennials face up to four times the risk of colon and rectal cancer as baby boomers. From the mid-1980s through 2013, colon cancer rates in adults aged 20 to 39 increased by one to two percent per year, according to the findings. For adults aged 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.5 to one percent annually from the mid-1990s through 2013.
I spoke with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Ever since Superman first burst onto the printed page in 1938, superheroes have become a staple of American storytelling — from comic books and TV shows to blockbuster movies and video games — conquering evil and injustice throughout.
Ever since Superman first burst onto the printed page in 1938, superheroes have become a staple of American storytelling — from comic books and TV shows to b…
I sat down with Tony Bennett in his Manhattan apartment to talk about his new book, “Just Getting Started,” his artwork and his incredible career. We also discussed Bennett’s 90th birthday celebration special airing December 20 on NBC and the companion CD, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” to be released December 16.
Vice President Joe Biden knows all too well the toll cancer takes on a family.
“What I’ve been trying to do is instill a sense of urgency because every day, every minute, every month, it matters to somebody suffering from [cancer], particularly if they have terminal cancer.”
Last year, Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer at just 46.
Independent artist Chance the Rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album. I went to one of his favorite spots, Harold’s Chicken Shack, to catch up with the 23-year-old unsigned rapper. We talked about his recent successes, his mixtape — called Coloring Book — Chicago and making music independently.
After Katie Couric underwent a colonoscopy on live television in 2000, colonoscopy rates jumped by 20%. Research published in JAMA called it “The Katie Couric Effect.” Now, as part of American Heart Month, Yahoo News Global Anchor Couric is hoping to boost public awareness of heart disease in women by having her heart checked at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease is now the No. 1 killer of women, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. And yet only 56 percent of American women realize that heart disease is their greatest health threat. To combat this gap in understanding – and the heart disease epidemic itself – Barbra Streisand has co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
I spoke with Richard Painter — a University of Minnesota professor and former chief ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration — and Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff about the latest information on the FBI’s stunning revelation that it is looking into a new batch of emails related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server.
I was joined by Richard Cohen, president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center, to talk about Donald Trump selecting Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and the rise of the alt-right movement.
In an exclusive interview, I spoke with Deborah Ziegler, author of the new book “Wild and Precious Life.” She recounts her personal and profound journey after learning her only child, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
The debate over fracking has increased over the past few years and, not surprisingly, has made its way onto the campaign trail — especially for the Democrats, as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaign in states where fracking has stirred controversy.