Doctor's Orders: May 30, 2005

EXERCISE TO SLOW COLON CANCER

Previous studies have shown that exercise reduces the risk of developing colon cancer. But research presented to the American Society of Clinical Oncology last week showed that exercise--a brisk hour's walk six times a week--can also reduce the risk of recurrence and death for those who already have the disease.

SIMPLEST MAY BE SMARTEST

For someone 65 or older, keeping track of bottles of pills can be a challenge. A study presented to the American Heart Association found elderly patients taking high-blood-pressure medication were more likely to have prescriptions refilled on time if their drugs came...

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