• Streator Post Office hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Streator Post Office hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day

In most cases, changes in the breast are not signs of cancer but to be sure, you should have them checked by your doctor or nurse practitioner. Generally, a biopsy of a detected mass in the breast is taken and sent to a pathologist who determines if the tumor is aggressive or localized and if the cancer has metasticized.

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  • Viral outbreak kills 6 children at NJ facility
Viral outbreak kills 6 children at NJ facility

This strain is associated with disease in communal living facilities, the officials said. The facility is not admitting any new patients until the outbreak ends, the statement said. Health officials are working with the centre on infection control issues. After experiencing cases of adenovirus in its paediatric unit, the centre notified gover...

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  • Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis
Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis

The Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health states that African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general public. We are delighted to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation to champion this important global initiative. Main triggers include relationship problems, family issues, abu...

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  • What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?
What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?

Thirty-eight cases of AFM have been confirmed in the United States so far this year, according to the CDC . "The CDC has indicated there might be some increases in cases, and in mid-September we advised health care providers to be vigilant and report to the health department so that we can pass on the information to the CDC ", Arnold said.

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  • Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year
Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year

The entire flu season is long and can last half the year. Among the general population, flu vaccination rates for all ages groups during the 2017-2018 season remained below 40% in the United States. During last winter's flu season, vaccines barely worked at all in keeping seniors out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness. "Be...

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  • Trump invokes Kavanaugh to stir up Republican turnout
Trump invokes Kavanaugh to stir up Republican turnout

He took his oaths of office in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court on Saturday evening. "The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional", he said . Trump continued: "And with that I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent". This week alone, he's expected to hold rallies in Iowa, Pennsylvania...

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  • Odenville Police to wear pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Odenville Police to wear pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

She said: "My campaign approach has always been about inclusion of all. And actually most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer which is why it is so important to get your annual screening mammogram", Rachel O'Connor, a doctor at Diagnostic Radiology MultiCare Rockwood Breast Health Center said.

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  • How Democrats And Republicans Are Reacting To The FBI Report On Kavanaugh
How Democrats And Republicans Are Reacting To The FBI Report On Kavanaugh

But Republicans moved forward with plans for a key procedural vote today and a final vote tomorrow on confirming the conservative federal appeals judge for a lifetime job on the top United States court. It had been a smooth process by Washington's bumpy standards until Christine Blasey Ford , then other women, came forward with their accusations...

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  • Nobel Prize for Medicine Goes to Cancer Immune Therapy Pioneers
Nobel Prize for Medicine Goes to Cancer Immune Therapy Pioneers

Allison focused on a protein on the surface of T cells called CTLA-4, discovering that it inhibits the immune cells. The winners were chosen for "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation". "A comment like that makes me happier than any prize", he said . The therapy "has now revolutionized cancer treatme...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Supreme Court Nomination
Brett Kavanaugh: Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Supreme Court Nomination

Collins and Murkowski have appeared to be the most outspoken Republican senators in seeking additional investigation into the allegations of inappropriate behavior that have surfaced against Kavanaugh in recent days. "I can always be convinced", he said. Kavanaugh responded, "I've been through hell and then some". She is running for re-election i...

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  • Women die in flooded van driven by SC deputies
Women die in flooded van driven by SC deputies

Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that 45-year-old Windy Wenton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green were being transported by a Horry County Sheriff's Office van between Nichols and Mullins on Tuesday night when the van was swept away by rising waters.

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  • Aspirin doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks and can increase bleeding
Aspirin doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks and can increase bleeding

Popping an aspirin pill everyday doesn't help older people to live longer and it may even have the opposite effect, a new study reveals. In older people, any effect of aspirin on reducing heart disease or stroke might be expected to be enhanced due to their higher underlying risk.

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  • John McCain, 'maverick' senator, dead at 81 - Hawaii News Now
John McCain, 'maverick' senator, dead at 81 - Hawaii News Now

Mr McCain died on Saturday surrounded by his family, according to a short statement released by his office. My heart is broken. "I stood with John, the two of us alone, in the very cell in the Hanoi Hilton where years of his life were lived out in pain but always in honor".

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  • Dwayne Johnson sings, drinks tequila, talks about running for office
Dwayne Johnson sings, drinks tequila, talks about running for office

When one caller asked if Johnson had spoken with his "Fast 8" co-star, Tyrese Gibson , following the 39-year-old actor's October 2017 comments about him on social media , he replied, "The answer is no". "He's done great in his transition, and I think he's gonna continue to work hard". Which is weird because I was perfectly fine watching Dway...

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  • Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door
Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door

It offers medications in presorted dose packaging, coordinates refills, and handles shipments. The parties expect to close the transaction during the second half of 2018. The damage also spread through the pharmacy supply chain, with drug wholesalers seeing deep losses. Amazon has long expanded beyond its simple ecommerce roots and is now targe...

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