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American Cancer Society

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  • Brace yourself for shrinking health insurance networks and higher deductibles

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some 8 million people have signed up for health insurance on the...
  • Meds To Alleviate Stress May Help Women Quit Smoking

    For the past 50 years, men have consistently had an easier time quitting smoking than women. More men go cold turkey. More men stop on nicotine blockers such as gum and patches. More men succeed on medications. Sherry McKee, an associate professor of...
  • Faiths work together in Week of Hope

    Faiths work together in Week of Hope
    Deerfield houses of worship will be among area congregations participating in the Week of Hope, Sept. 7 through Sept. 14, an initiative of the Southeast Lake County Inter Religious Council. Christ United Methodist Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church,...
  • Apples, Broccoli, and Berries Battle Cancer

    Apples, Broccoli, and Berries Battle Cancer
    You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it twice and probably more than thrice – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Add in generous servings of broccoli and whole grains, with a glass of green tea, and you have ammunition for the cancer...
  • Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment

    Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment
    Sometimes the biggest challenge with cancer treatment is getting there. The American Cancer Society works to overcome this barrier through its "Road to Recovery" program that uses volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients. "It relieves them and...
  • NFL handling of Rice 'a step backward' in outreach to women

    NFL handling of Rice 'a step backward' in outreach to women
    The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include not only clothing for women and girls,...
  • Most suicides are a result of untreated depression - walk for awareness

    Most suicides are a result of untreated depression - walk for awareness
    Suicide walk The ninth Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Mount Trashmore, 310 Edwin Drive, in Virginia Beach. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. The walk is to raise awareness about depression and suicide. No donation...
  • Bristol-Myers sues Merck over U.S. immunotherapy patent

    (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co Inc for allegedly infringing its immunotherapy patent. The company is seeking unspecified damages. Immunotherapy is a mechanism that uses the body's own immune system to...
  • Beatrice Gordon HicksSeptember 30, 1917 - August 19, 2014

    Beatrice Gordon Hicks<br/>September 30, 1917 - August 19, 2014
    Beatrice Gordon Hicks, 96, of Little Rock, Arkansas, widow of Thomas Nelson Hicks, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was a loving wife and mother, and a passionate and dedicated nurse. Bea was born on September 30, 1917 in Prescott, Arkansas,...
  • Wayne and Nancy Becraft celebrate 50th anniversary

    Lifelong Laurel residents Wayne and Nancy (formerly Feick) Becraft celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 1, 2014, at an intimate family gathering with their son Jeff, daughter-in-law Suzette, grandkids Spencer, Grace and Evan; and their son Mark,...
  • Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite potential risks and limited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancers toward the end of their lives, according to a new study. Up to half of older people in the U.S. received cancer screenings even...