Clarksville, TN – When Doug Wall, owner of Convenient Car Care Inc. of Clarksville, decided to have his company dedicate the month of October to raising awareness and money for the Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Institute, little did he know what an impact it would have.
“My family has been affected by this disease, and it’s a terrible thing. I would do anything to help find a cure,” Wall told Clarksville Online. “My mother and grand-mother both suffered with it. I know what a terrible disease it is, first-hand” said Wall.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Like most weekdays, loud voices and shouting rang through the early morning air at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. However, this morning was different.
It wasn’t just the incredibly thick gray fog clinging to the dewy grass that made it different. Nor was it the unusually large numbers of Soldiers conducting conditioning foot marches on A Shau Valley Road that made it unusual.
Written by Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – High above Earth, more than 20 miles above sea level, a diaphanous layer of ozone surrounds our planet, absorbing energetic UV rays from the sun.
It is, essentially, sunscreen for planet Earth. Without the ozone layer, we would be bathed in dangerous radiation on a daily basis, with side effects ranging from cataracts to cancer.
People were understandably alarmed, then, in the 1980s when scientists noticed that man made chemicals in the atmosphere were destroying this layer.
Clarksville, TN – The Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot this Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a fundraiser for Sgt. Hope Seay, who is currently battling cancer.
“Sgt. Seay is a part of our MCSO family, and like any family would, we do whatever we can to get them through trying times,” said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “I can only ask for the public to join us by supporting our effort to raise money for Hope as she battles this illness.”
CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications
Yonkers, NY – Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects.
Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain pills and for each death, more than 30 people are admitted to an emergency room because of opioid complications. Consumer Reports has taken a close look at the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers and is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to do more to make these drugs safer. «Read the rest of this article»
Now I Lay Me Down To …
Nashville, TN – Sleep is not a luxury; it is a basic health need long known to affect a person’s ability to think and function.
Increasingly scientists and researchers are learning more about other values of sleep that may impact health and help improve and extend lives. «Read the rest of this article»
Vanderbilt one of four major institutions in network
Dallas, TX – Four major institutions are banding together in a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.
The Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Centers — funded by a $15 million grant from the American Heart Association — is designed to help people live longer, healthier lives. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association says lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging tests is low for most children; more complex tests may raise risk
Dallas, TX – Radiation from standard X-rays is relatively low and doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most young children, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 who had surgery for heart disease at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Their operations required almost 14,000 imaging procedures, including X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and cardiac catheterization procedures using video X-rays called fluoroscopies. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association reports many Breast Cancer Patients don’t get treatment for Heart problems
Baltimore, MD – Only a third of older breast cancer patients saw a cardiologist within 90 days of developing heart problems, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.
Breast cancer patients with heart problems who saw a cardiologist were more likely to receive standard therapy for their heart failure than those who did not see a heart specialist, the study found. «Read the rest of this article»
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