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American Cancer Society

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  • Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness

    Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness
    Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point. Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
  • Ken Roberts, Who Nursed KROQ Into Radio Behemoth, Dies at 73

    Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who oversaw the remaking of Los Angeles' KROQ-FM into a musical trendsetter influential throughout the country, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73. Roberts had been in poor health since a heart attack in February,...
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...
  • Fighting cancer, one lap at a time

    Fighting cancer, one lap at a time
    Cancer survivors and their loved ones and supporters took part in the 24-hour Relay for Life event Saturday. Participants did laps around Huntington Beach Central Park to raise money for the American Cancer Society and awareness of the disease.
  • Elmhurst residents walk all night to fight cancer

     Elmhurst residents walk all night to fight cancer
    Walking all night is not a difficult task when you've faced the much greater battle of fighting cancer. For cancer survivors, it was a joy to see the support-- and worn shoe leather—of other people who also want to conquer cancer. More than 500...
  • Cancer survivors in the U.S. -- 14.5 million strong and growing

    A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors. As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
  • You can donate life insurance to a charity or college

    Perhaps you have a permanent life insurance policy you no longer need. Sure, you can cash it out, but if you have altruistic inclinations, you can give the policy to your alma mater or a favorite charity. Donating life insurance "packs a whole lot more...
  • District 203 considers allowing cell towers at schools

    District 203 considers allowing cell towers at schools
    Cell towers could eventually be erected at two junior high schools in Naperville Unit District 203. AT&T has asked the district for permission to lease space at Lincoln Junior High in Naperville and Kennedy Junior High in Lisle to install a 100-foot...
  • Priscilla G. Teeter, registered nurse

    Priscilla G. Teeter, registered nurse
    Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85. The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical...
  • Nancy E. Johnston

    Nancy E. Johnston
    Nancy E. Johnston died peacefully in her home on June 16th, 2014 following a long courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed. Nancy was a great person; loved by her husband Robert L. Johnston (Bob), her children Stephanie (Tom) Steven...
  • Three win Amanda Post student athlete scholarships [Clarksville]

    This week's news seems mostly all about winners. Everybody wants to be a winner and it's nice when everyone can win. Sometimes struggling to compete makes you a winner even without a trophy or ribbon. Congratulations to all who struggle in the race of...