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July 2016

Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits

Take Care of Your Medical Needs Before Your Deductible Resets

Have you met the deductible on your health insurance plan? By this time of year, most people have. And that makes October, November and December the best time to take care of those medical needs you’ve been putting off—whether it’s a minor surgery or a colonoscopy.
By acting now, your out-of-pocket expenses will be minima…

Breast Cancer: By the Numbers

1 in 8: Odds that you will be diagnosed with breast cancer if you are a woman.

Every 2 minutes: How often a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.

40,450: Number of deaths caused by breast cancer in 2016.

246,660: Number of new cases of invasive breast cancer in American women in 2016.

250,000: Number of American women under 40 who have been diagnosed with breast…

All the Ways We Care: Good News in the Fight Against Cancer

At Main Street Hospital, we’re on the front lines in the fight against cancer, providing the medical expertise and imaging technology for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of the second most common cause of death in the United States. So it’s definitely good news to know we’re doing our part and making real progress in battling this all-too-common disease.

According to a recent…

Women & Osteoporosis: Making Noise About the Silent Disease

It’s called the “Silent Disease” because there are no symptoms. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a person suffers a broken bone, often in the hip, wrist or spine. And if that person is elderly, the medical consequences can be serious, even life-threatening.

We’re talking about osteoporosis, a disease that causes structural deterioration of the bone tissue. With osteoporosis, the bones…

Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

In fact, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women except for skin cancer.
Here are some of the most important risk factors you should discuss with your doctor.

Your age: The older you are, the greater your risk for breast cancer. For example, only 1 in 227 women will develop breast…

Live it Out! Breast Cancer Awareness & Screening

Do you really want to die from a highly curable disease like breast cancer?

The answer, unfortunately, is “yes” if you are a woman over 45 and not up to date with your annual mammogram. It’s time to get real and get over the many excuses that are used to avoid this yearly screening for a disease
that will affect 1 in 8 women during their lifetime.

Excuse 1

“It’s too…

A Message From Our CEO: Free for Life

Don’t be one of the almost 40% of women over the age of 45 who are not up to date with their mammograms.

Would you be interested in a free medical screening that could save your life and takes only 20 minutes to perform? Of course you would. And now, because of the Affordable Care Act, a mammography exam is free for all women who are over 40 years of age and have no symptoms of breast…

Interview with Sheryl Crow: A Newfound Song of Gratitude

During a career that spans four decades as a singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow has sold more than 50 million albums around the world. She’s performed with the world’s most famous musical artists, from the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson to Tony Bennett and Pavarotti. But what many people don’t know is that Sheryl is a breast cancer survivor. The nine-time Grammy Award winner recently talked…

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