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Drinking after diagnosis

Alcohol use after breast cancer doesn’t increase your chances of dying of the disease, new study shows, but it does increase overall cancer risk

June 10, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Alcohol use can raise your breast cancer risk. But what does it mean when you've already been diagnosed with the disease? Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li talks about his new study on the subject.

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Phone therapy helps older women get their sleep

New study shows significant improvement in menopausal women’s insomnia after receiving simple intervention

May 23, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study out of Fred Hutch and the University of Washington found a simple phone intervention significantly helped to reduce insomnia in menopausal women.

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High blood levels of vitamin D linked to reduced estrogen – and potentially lower breast cancer risk

Study found the hormone-lowering effect to be independent of weight loss

Feb. 25, 2016 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

A Fred Hutch study involving postmenopausal, overweight and obese women who took 2,000 IUs of vitamin D daily for a year found that those whose vitamin D blood levels increased the most had the greatest reductions in blood estrogens, which are a known risk factor for breast cancer.

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