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July 2013

The Numbers on Breast Cancer

The Numbers on Breast Cancer

• 2.9 million: Number of breast cancer survivors in the United States.

• 232,340: Estimated number of American women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.

• 67%: Number of women 40 years of age and older who have had a mammogram in the last two years.

• 12%: Number of women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their…

All The Ways We Care

All The Ways We Care

In The Fight Against Breast Cancer, Main Street Hospital Provides Women a Comprehensive Program of Services

Here’s the hard truth about breast cancer: No woman is safe. One in eight American women will be diagnosed with the disease. That’s the reason Main Street Hospital is committed to providing women in our community with all of the resources to test, detect,…

The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman

Women Are Becoming More Aware About the Dangers of Heart Disease

Here’s a quick quiz. True or False:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women.

In 1997, only 30 percent of American women answered that question correctly—True.

Fortunately, thanks to ongoing education and greater awareness, 56 percent of women knew the right answer in…

Super Foods to the Rescue!

When it comes to healthy eating, not all foods are created equal. The next time you’re grocery shopping, consider some of these super foods, which are loaded with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Salmon is a low-fat, low-calorie source of protein. It’s also packed with omega-3 acids, a healthy fat that helps prevent heart disease, lowers your blood pressure, and reduces the risk of…

Essential Health Screenings For Women

Eight That Can’t Wait

Every Woman Needs To Have These 8 Health Screenings and Exams

 

1) Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, increases the risk for heart attack and stroke.

When To Be Tested: At least once every two years, but more frequently if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.

 

2) Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a…

Live What You Learn

Early detection of breast cancer can be a lifesaver. When breast cancer is detected at a localized stage, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent! Here are three keys actions every woman can take to increase early detection.

Mammogram 

Starting at age 40, women should have a mammography exam every year as long as they are in good health. Women with a high risk of breast cancer should…

Are You At Risk?

About 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Here are a few of the risk factors that can increase the chance of getting the disease.

Age: Women ages 55 and older account for about 2/3 of the cases of breast cancer.

Family History: Having a mother, sister or daughter with breast cancer doubles a woman’s risk. Still, over 85 percent of women with breast…

Celebrity Spotlight: Jaclyn Smith

Angel On A Mission

In The Fight Against Breast Cancer, Jaclyn Smith Believes Knowledge Is Power
Best known for her role as Kelly Garret in the hit television series Charlie’s Angels, Jaclyn Smith was enjoying a fulfilling life and successful career in 2002 as an actress, fashion entrepreneur and mother of two. But that all changed in an instant when Jaclyn was diagnosed with breast…

CEO Message: Being Angelina

About five months ago, Angelina Jolie made national headlines by announcing she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. The Academy Award-winning actress made the decision after learning that she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which gave her up to a 60 percent chance of developing breast cancer. Fortunately, less than one percent of women actually have this particular gene mutation. But…

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