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American Cancer Society

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  • Boston University student's phone 'wouldn't stop buzzing' at mile 23

    While Cambridge, Mass., resident Azeem Khan was a graduate student at Boston University, he would be swept up in the annual celebration surrounding the Boston Marathon. “The entirety of the city just celebrates this day,” said 25-year-old...
  • Better cancer detection with new '3-D' imaging

    Better cancer detection with new '3-D' imaging
    Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
  • A song and a spark

    A song and a spark
    Brooke Allen was a late talker who blossomed into a young vocalist. Despite demonstrating speech delays as a toddler, the Newport Beach resident couldn't wait to turn 5 — the minimum age requirement for Young Singers of Orange County — so...
  • Howard County health digest

    Blood donations The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations. Eligible donors can call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123. Dance classes...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Carroll, Henry rule at Sentara 5K in Hampton

    Running: Ryan Carroll, 31, of Portsmouth and Sika Henry, 30, of Virginia Beach were the overall champions in the Sentara New Year’s Day 5K, a benefit race in Hampton for the American Cancer Society. Carroll finished 5 kilometers in 16 minutes,...
  • Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help
    After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight. So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
  • Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say

    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
  • Mary Caroline Martinsen

    Mary Caroline Martinsen
    Mary Caroline Martinsen entered her eternal rest on Oct 24th at the age of 89 at her residence surrounded by loving family. She was born in Endicott New York but has lived in Southern Ca for most of her adult life. Daughter of the late Stephen and...
  • Wellness quantified: These 6 healthy habits will save you money

    It's no secret that we all should say no to those super-jumbo fries and yes to the treadmill. But even if the idea of physical well-being isn't enough incentive to join the yoga-pants-clad masses, what if we told you there are financial benefits, as well?...
  • Breast cancer resources

    Breast cancer resources
    A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families: Nonprofits, charities and support groups Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-...
  • MRI not intended to be used in place of a mammogram

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is a mammogram the standard screening tool used to look for breast cancer? Wouldn't MRI catch the disease earlier? ANSWER: For most women, mammograms work well as a screening test for breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging of the...