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Health stories for March 13, 2013

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 13, 2013 Mar 13, 2013 Wednesday, March 13 2013 March 13, 2013 5:20 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 13, 2013 -

Not smoking is the best thing you can do for your heart, but there's a new concern for people who try to stop, weight gain.

New research shows patients who quit smoking gained six pounds on average, but also had a reduced risk for heart disease.

Researchers also say people who never smoked have a 70% less chance of a heart attack or stroke than smokers.

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Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are not getting adequate care.

According to a new study, poor care leads to missing out on treatments that could add a year or more to a patient's life.

Cancer specialists say the reason is because not enough doctors and hospitals have expertise dealing with ovarian cancer.

The best treatment is extensive surgery followed by chemotherapy.

Only a third of the patients in the study got that kind of care.

 

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