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July 2017

Take Charge, 6 Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Studies have shown that lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of breast cancer. Take charge of your health today by making just a few simple changes in your life. Limit your alcohol. The risk of breast cancer is 20 percent higher for women who consume 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day.Don’t smoke. A study found that women who smoked for than two decades tripled their risk of dying from…

8 Essential Health Screenings for Women

As a woman, taking care of yourself should be one of your top priorities. After all, when you’re healthy, you’re better able to take care of the ones you love. That’s the reason health screenings are so important. They can detect many health problems before they become serious and provide you with the information to help you maintain and improve your health. At Main Street Hospital, w…

Life-Saving Knowledge, Your Q&A Guide to Having a Mammogram

When it comes to fighting breast cancer, early detection is the life-saving key. Just consider these statistics. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is close to 100 percent when there’s an early diagnosis. But if the disease has spread to other organs or the lymph nodes before being detected, the five-year survival rate is only 22 percent.Having a regularly scheduled mammogram is…

Out of Joint

Women Wait Longer Than Men To Have Joint Replacement Surgery. And That’s Not Good.About 60 percent of joint replacement surgeries are performed on women. After all, compared to men, women have a higher rate of arthritis, which is the leading cause of joint replacement. For some reason, however, women tend to wait much longer than men to have the surgery. Because of this delay, the arthritic…

A Message From Our CEO: No More Excuses

Getting screened and early detection is key to beating breast cancer.It’s understandable. You’re busy, after all. There’s work. There’s family. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to do everything you need to do. So you’ve been putting off scheduling your mammography exam. It’s understandable. But as a result, you could end up losing your life. Early detection is…

Are You At Risk? Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common forms of cancer among American women. In fact, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Knowing the risk factors for breast cancer and discussing them with your physician can help you decide when and how often you should schedule a mammogram. Here are some of the most common risk factors that women cannot control.Below is a…

Interview with Olivia Newton-John: Not Gonna Give In To It

Olivia shares the story of her breast cancer diagnosis and talks about the importance of regular screening.Cancer, unfortunately, is no stranger to Olivia Newton-John. The four-time Grammy Award winner, who starred in the film musical Grease and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 43. Twenty-five years later, in May 2017,…

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