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Women and breast cancer

Women and breast cancer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson While a clinical student and professional nurse, I witnessed the suffering that breast cancer causes in the lives of so many people, particularly women. Each year, according to the World Health Organization, nearly 500,000 women lose their lives to the condition. According to health professionals, some [...]

Lupus: the Silent War

Lupus: the Silent War

LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Each day approximately 1.5 million Americans engage in a battle with their own bodies due to Lupus. Often times this internal conflict is unknown to their families and friends. Even though the disease can strike men and women of all ages, 90 percent of its victims [...]

Upcoming Events Provide Breast Cancer Awareness and Mammograms for the Uninsured Proceeds Benefit Women’s Imaging at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Upcoming Events Provide Breast Cancer Awareness and Mammograms for the Uninsured  Proceeds Benefit Women’s Imaging at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

DSN Newswire Women’s Imaging at Methodist Charlton Medical Center will benefit from the proceeds of several upcoming events in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The funds will help provide mammograms for the uninsured and under insured through the Methodist Health System Foundation. On Thursday, various businesses in the Bishop Arts District participated [...]

Flash Mob for Cancer Planned

Flash Mob for Cancer Planned

DSN Newswire The line dance craze has reached Dallas, and is being utilized to help fight cancer.  Line Dance for a Cure, will be held at 8am on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Southwest Center Mall’s parking lot. In cooperation with Methodist Health System of Dallas, proceeds from the fund raiser will enable low income [...]

American Soda Companies Pushing Beyond U.S. Borders

American Soda Companies Pushing Beyond U.S. Borders

It is common knowledge, particularly to world travelers, that brands like Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola have made it past American borders, to become some of the most popular sodas in the world. In a list of most popular soda brands by country, Pepsi and Coke products featured prominently, particularly in European and Asian countries. American and [...]

Addiction Complicates Treatment of PTSD

Addiction Complicates Treatment of PTSD

A huge number of those who abuse drugs have suffered, or currently suffer from post traumatic stress disorder — the abuse of substances is often a way of coping with the symptoms of PTSD, or becomes a further addiction because of the way that substance abuse can help sufferers to forget, momentarily, the depth of [...]

5 Facts About the Trend of Heart Attacks While Driving

5 Facts About the Trend of Heart Attacks While Driving

The road is a dangerous enough place with people texting, eating, changing radio stations and talking on the phone behind the wheel. However, the issue that’s not getting as much media attention is the growing number of people having heart attacks while driving. Most recently, a Butte man died when he crashed on the highway [...]

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Pre-Made Meals

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Pre-Made Meals

Every time we’re out shopping, we’re bombarded with images of delicious dinners, succulent feasts dripping with sauce and gravy. Not only are they tasty, but they take mere seconds to microwave. Dinner has never looked so easy – or unhealthy. There’s a reason those foods look too good to be true, and when manufacturers load [...]

Explosion Seen in Mental Health Problems for College Students

Explosion Seen in Mental Health Problems for College Students

College is often considered an adventure, four years of fun, relationships and experiences occasionally punctuated by an all-nighter and considerations about the future. Beyond the parties, however, the pressures of grades, jobs and being away from home can take its toll. An uncertain job market, the rising costs of a college degree and schools of [...]

6 Ingredients Everyone Should Avoid

6 Ingredients Everyone Should Avoid

There are many ways to skin a cat, so the saying goes, but when it comes to your health, the rules are a bit tighter. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or simply live healthier, some substances in foods are just bad news. They taste delicious and look torturously appetizing, but you will [...]

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