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2013-10-15 23:22:18

The fight against cancer has been joined by local plastic surgeons. Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic will be sponsoring the Making Strides Walk on Oct. 20 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic has announced that it is sponsoring the 2013 Making Strides Walk occurring Sunday, October 20th in Southwood Town Center. The event, hosted by the American Cancer Society, seeks to raise awareness and funds to help...

2013-10-14 23:22:49

My Bridge 4 Life and SeventyK Partner to offer new programs and support services to transition adolescent and young adult cancer patients aged 15-39 from diagnosis to wellbeing. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Every year, 70,000 young adults aged 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone; this segment has not seen an overall improvement in 5 year survivorship in over two decades. Today, My Bridge 4 Life™ (MB4L), the online wellness network and...

2013-10-10 23:18:53

A Childhood Cancer Survivors Study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital suggests that reducing risk factors like hypertension might lower the risk of heart disease for survivors as they age MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 -- For childhood cancer survivors, risk factors associated with lifestyle, particularly hypertension, dramatically increase the likelihood of developing serious heart problems as adults, according to a national study led by St. Jude Children’s...

2013-09-25 23:04:09

Cancer Support Community and partnering organizations create Cancer Insurance Checklist to empower thousands touched by cancer as Affordable Care Act implementation continues. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Cancer Support Community and a group of 18 partnering cancer and patient advocacy organizations launched today the Cancer Insurance Checklist, a new resource to help people with cancer, a history of cancer, or at risk for cancer choose insurance plans in the new...

2013-09-20 23:04:08

MediaPlanet partners with USA today to distribute ‘the future of cancer care & survivorship’. Cross-platform special section celebrates advancements within oncology, and provides readers with insight about the future of the disease. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 With constant developments being made in the field of medical and technologic research, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer continues to constantly improve. Mediaplanet’s 2013 edition of ‘The Future of...

2013-09-19 23:34:20

CancerConnect, America’s leading social network for cancer patients and their loved ones, today proudly announced the addition of a new member to its growing team. Jamie Reno, the longtime Newsweek correspondent and three-time survivor of Stage IV cancer, has joined the online network as a consultant, feature writer and patient advocate. Ketchum/Sun Valley, ID (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 CancerConnect, America’s leading social network for cancer patients and their loved ones, today...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'