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About Ted Schettler

Ted Schettler

Ted, SEHN’s Science Director, received his MD from Case-Western Reserve University and a masters degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He practiced medicine for many years in New England.

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  2. Breast Cancer Prevention Begins in the Womb

    by Ted Schettler As breast cancer awareness month ends with its primary emphasis on early detection I’ve been more interested in what we’ve learned about opportunities for prevention. Amidst all the pink ribbons and disagreements about optimal mammography scheduling an important theme seems to be finally taking hold. Although opportunities abound throughout life, breast cancer…Read More →

  3. Can a Cow Virus Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

    By Ted Schettler Exposures to known and suspected risk factors for breast cancer begin early in fetal development and continue throughout life. Some relate to individual choices and lifestyle while others are encountered as an inevitable result of the way we design our communities and society more generally. In The Ecology of Breast Cancer I…Read More →

  4. An Integrative, Ecologic Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Ted Schettler It’s no surprise that fear and a profound sense of hopelessness are frequently the response to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. It almost seems to promise an unalterable decline in much of what makes us human, while basic biologic functions keeping us alive flicker out more slowly. Population-wide trends in memory loss,…Read More →

  5. Individual Health–Public Health: The North Karelia Project

    by Ted Schettler Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US and throughout the world. In some parts of the world both incidence and mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke continue to rise, particularly in developing countries. In many Western countries, however, after a steady increase through much of the 20th…Read More →

  6. Cancer, Stem Cells, and Bad Luck

    By Ted Schettler MD, MPH The new year got off to a fast start in cancer-related research with a paper published in the Jan. 2 issue of the prestigious journal Science titled “Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions”, co-authored by C. Tomasetti and B. Vogelstein…Read More →