Finding breast cancer early through screening major tool for beating disease

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in the United States. Dr. Srinath Sundararajan, an oncologist and hematologist with Texas Oncology-Katy, says early detection saves lives and that screening is important, even during the pandemic.

“Delaying cancer screenings will lead to detecting cancer at a later stage, and definitely that leads to more aggressive disease, more lengthy treatment and an increased healthcare cost,” Sundararajan said. “Cancer when identified early, there is a better chance of it being a curable cancer and better chance of having less intensive treatment. Screening cancer and finding it early is the single most effective way of improving cancer survival rates.”

He explained that since the 1980s, advances in breast cancer treatments have improved mortality rates, but screening has played a major role because it allows patients to seek treatment earlier in the disease.


While Sundararajan said mammograms are the main breast cancer detection

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Pinal County health dept. closes high school after finding “cluster” of COVID-19 cases

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –The Pinal County Public Health Department has mandated the closure of San Tan Foothills High School after “a cluster” of COVID-19 cases were identified at the school.

Pinal County orders one school to temporarily close after “a cluster” of COVID-19 cases

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According to a statement from the department, the new cases and potential exposures were discovered on Friday, Oct. 9.

“Since then, Public Health Department staff have been working closely with the school and the Florence Unified School District to evaluate the extent of the potential spread,” the statement explains. “After careful consideration, Pinal County Public Health has deemed the school’s onsite closure to begin contact tracing and quarantine as the most critical public health interventions to control an outbreak.”

San Tan Foothills High School shut down due to COVID outbreak

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The department said

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Pinal County health dept. closes high school after finding “cluster” of COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus in Arizona

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –The Pinal County Public Health Department has mandated the closure of San Tan Foothills High School after “a cluster” of COVID-19 cases were identified at the school.

According to a statement from the department, the new cases and potential exposures were discovered on Friday, Oct. 9.

“Since then, Public Health Department staff have been working closely with the school and the Florence Unified School District to evaluate the extent of the potential spread,” the statement explains. “After careful consideration, Pinal County Public Health has deemed the school’s onsite closure to begin contact tracing and quarantine as the most critical public health interventions to control an outbreak.”

The department said it will work with the school to contact students and staff who might have been exposed and ask that they quarantine for 14 days. The last known exposure was Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The school

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Health Department deletes deficiency finding related to a COVID-19 death at Milton nursing facility

MILTON – The state Department of Health has determined a Northumberland County long-term care facility had provided proper treatment COVID-19 infected resident who died.

The Milton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was notified by a letter Wednesday from Kevin Fowler, a manager in the nursing care facilities division.

The center had requested a review of a Health Department report that stated it failed to ensure a female resident received adequate hydration to maintain electrolyte balance.

Fowler’s letter states following a review the deficiency, based on a survey and interviews completed Aug. 26, has been deleted and revised report will be issued.

The deficiency was based on these findings in the report:

The center’s hydration guideline did not address a resident who was unwilling or unable to consume food or fluids by mouth in an amount to maintain hydration status.

There is no evidence the facility discussed specific end-of-life care wishes with

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Kristin Cavallari on Finding Her “Healthiest Relationship With Food” After Years on Reality TV

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Kristin Cavallari is feeling pretty good these days. Amid the pandemic, she’s been hanging with her kids (Camden, 8, Jaxon, 6, and Saylor, 4, who she shares with ex-husband Jay Cutler), spending time with friends, and continuing to expand her jewelry company, Uncommon James. She’s also focusing on her health, even releasing her second cookbook, True Comfort, featuring gluten- and refined sugar-free recipes for cozy dishes like Oat Crust Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Ragù à la King (her favorite). For the 33-year-old star, the book (out September 29th) is part of the healthy, whole-food lifestyle that she says she’s been committed to since her first pregnancy back in 2012. 

But getting to this mindset wasn’t an easy process. When we speak on the phone in September, Cavallari reveals that back in her twenties, during the days of MTV’s Laguna Beach and The Hills,

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In 2020, Everyone Is Struggling With Mental Health. Here’s Our Guide to Finding Peace.

“How could 2020 get any worse?”

Whenever someone, somewhere, writes or mumbles or scream-cries that question, the forces controlling this godforsaken year seem to take it as a challenge.

Once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis not traumatic enough for you? How about we add 100 nights of confrontations between protesters and tear gas-happy police? Let’s throw catastrophic wildfires and historically dangerous air quality on top of that. And then, just as the smoke dissipates and the sky reappears…Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead!

What’s next? Murder locusts? Biblical floods? Or maybe just a contentious presidential election that’s guaranteed to have most of us breathing into a paper bag as the results come in?

In the best of times, everyone could probably use therapy. But right now, no one can claim to be doing fine.

That’s why, with the arrival of fall—and in this part of the country, the start of six months of

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Doctors Are Finding Chronotherapy More Effective in Treating a Wide-range of Diseases

In a recent news piece on ABCnews.com, it was reported that “…..Many of our body’s internal processes are cyclical. There are daily patterns, like waking and sleeping, monthly patterns, like a woman’s menstrual cycle, and even seasonal patterns, like those that cause seasonal-affective disorder (SAD) during the winter months. But doctors are only recently beginning to understand these rhythms’ impact on other conditions well enough to more effectively treat their patients. The idea that medical treatments can be improved based on when they are given to a patient is called chronotherapy. And by making use of this good timing, doctors are finding that they are more effectively treating a wide-range of diseases such as asthma, arthritis and cancer, all while reducing side effects.”

According to Dr. Michael Smolensky, co-author of the book The Body Clock Guide to Better Health, “When cancer medications are given in a chronobiological manner, patients may … Read More

Finding an Authoritative Health Magazine

Many consumers today get their health information from the internet, TV, and magazines. It is also true that most of the published materials are also availed online at some point. While the resources are great, some offer information that is good and up to date while others do not. Things have become very convenient these days and there are many health magazines that have become available online today.

If you are using the web, then you should find out more about who exactly is running that site. You should always base your focus on the quality. You should be skeptical. When you read things and they sound as if they are too good to be true, most probably they are. You should always seek information that is based on research, is unbiased, and is current especially when it has to do with health.

There are some steps that can be … Read More