Latest Kathryn E. Weaver Stories

2013-04-16 19:29:18

Many people survive their cancers, but end up dying of cardiovascular disease (CVD). New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that CVD risk factors may be overlooked during survivorship care. Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest Baptist, and colleagues surveyed survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal and gynecologic cancers in search of answers. "Increasingly, we are concerned about cardiovascular health in...

Dictionary Series - Health: cancer
2012-10-31 03:58:53

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered that some cancer survivors have been in poorer health the years following the diagnosis of the disease, as opposed to other cancer survivors. In total, 25 percent of cancer survivors have poor physical health while 10 percent have poor metal health; people who have not been diagnosed with cancer have 10 percent poor physical health and 6 percent poor mental health. "We did not have a good sense...

2010-06-14 17:49:10

A new study led by a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher shows that millions of cancer survivors are forgoing needed medical care because of concerns about cost. Published early online today in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study raises the concern that the long-term health and well-being of cancer survivors could suffer because patients have financial worries about their care. A team led by Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H., an...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'