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2012-10-04 23:01:30

Since its inception prior to 1987, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been dedicated to raising awareness and increase education about breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The collaborative effort includes many organizations at the forefront of breast cancer awareness and the search for a cure. Flooring retailer, simpleFLOORS supports this effort. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was conceived more than twenty-five years...

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
2012-10-02 05:14:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Break out those pink ribbons, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A number of organizations are joining together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in this month-long awareness campaign. Many activities during these next few weeks will focus on promoting early detection and prevention against breast cancer. According to the HHS, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and...

Decrease In US Mammograms Following Task Force Proposal
2012-06-27 08:51:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com There is a mantra in medicine that the best form of treatment is prevention. Prevention can be helpful, but it can be harmful as well. Interestingly enough, the U.S. Preventive Task Force advised against routine mammograms for women in their 40s. A recent study completed a follow up on the effects of the recommendation by the Task Force; the group of researchers found that the number of preventive mammograms for women in that age group has declined by about...

2012-06-21 02:10:28

Tissue stiffness research using TACC's Ranger supercomputer aims to improve early detection efforts One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Lorraine G. Olson, professor of mechanical engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, was diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 45. Fortunately, her breast cancer was caught early from a routine mammogram, but like many women, she was prodded by her physician...

2012-05-17 23:12:36

Author David Brown helps women understand and prevent common medical issues SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 David Brown is an experienced medical doctor, and has been offering his advice to patients for years. Now he brings his wisdom to even more people in his new book For the Health of a Woman & the Story of One Tree Hill (published by Trafford Publishing), a collection of advice offering an education on preventing illness and injury. In For the Health of a Woman & the...

More Benefits Than Risks In Mammograms For AT-risk Women In Their 40s
2012-05-02 09:18:26

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers recently found that there are more advantages than disadvantages related to breast screening mammograms for women in their 40s who have a higher risk of having breast cancer. The report also states that digital mammography provides more harm than good when compared to film mammography. The study pulled data from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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