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September 7, 2000
Middle-age tests: Cancer screenings Breast cancer American Cancer Society estimates there will be 182,800 new cases and 40,800 deaths from breast cancer in 2000. Mammograms have been credited with early detection of more breast cancer and reducing the number of deaths from the disease. There is debate and some controversy about when women should begin having mammograms. American Cancer Society recommends women begin annual mammograms at 40. American Medical Association recommends the screening for women ages 40 to 49 every one to two years and once a year after age 50. U.S. Clinical Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual mammograms at age 50. Talk to your doctor about screenings earlier if your family history warrants it. There is little disagreement, however, that all women - American Cancer Society sets the starting line at age 20 - should do monthly self-examination of their breasts and have their breasts examined every three years by a health-care provider.
March 8, 2009
B. Sassy Inc. B. Sassy Inc. recently donated $100 to the Humane Society of Washington County from the sale of its Cuddly Companion products. Business owners Barbara Tritle and Carolyn Bishop will continue to donate $5 from the sale of every such product to the Humane Society. Items in the Cuddly Companion line include fleece dog coats, fleece-lined dog slickers, fleece people scarves and custom-designed handbags. All of the items are handmade and one of a kind. The items are available at the B. Sassy kiosk at the Saturday Farmer's Market in Hagerstown and at Bikle's Ski Shop at 7 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.
May 8, 2007
Southeastern Senior Site Martha Drennen, manager Mount Vernon Road Keedysville 301-432-5624 Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Today - Crafts with Amy Turner, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday - Bingo, 10:15 a.m. Thursday - Beanbag toss, 10:15 a.m. Friday - Horseshoes, 10:15 a.m. May 14 - "Sun Protection and Skin Cancer" with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.; cards, 1 p.m. May 15 - "Take a Vacation in your own Backyard" and...
by KATE COLEMAN | September 30, 2002
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and second leading cause of death due to cancer. This year, an estimated 205,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed, and there will be 40,000 deaths. But more than twice as many women die from heart disease and stroke than from all forms of cancer including breast cancer.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 2, 2013
Douglas Davis said he didn't used to wear suntan lotion or a hat when on the job finding underground utilities for Miss Utility. “I do now,” said the one-year cancer survivor, who had stage-four melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Davis attended Sunday's Celebration of Life picnic, an event for cancer survivors at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 grounds along Lappans Road. Approximately 1,300 people attended the picnic, which was sponsored by Meritus Health and the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, said Andrea Garnand, event coordinator and a technical supervisor at the cancer center.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | May 25, 2012
But that was before we knew better. Doctors have told us that tanning is actually damaging your skin. And the American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all the cancers in the United States. And melanoma, the most serious of skin cancers, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012. Oftentimes getting too much sun is associated with spending time beside the water, but the ACS reports that sun exposure adds up day after day. Here are some simple ways the ACS suggests to protect yourself from the sun: Avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Seek shade, especially in the middle of the day when the sun is its strongest.
By JANET HEIM | March 4, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - When Charles Robert "Bob" Hornbecker graduated in 1972 from Towson State College, the North Hagerstown High graduate thought it would be great to teach at his alma mater. There were no openings there, but he was chosen from six applicants to fill a midyear opening at South Hagerstown High. That was 36 years ago, and Hornbecker said he hasn't looked back. He has the longest tenure of any teacher at South High. "I guess it's a bragging point, I don't know. I guess it means you're old," Hornbecker said with a laugh.
By DR. TANIA CRUSSIAH / Special to The Herald-Mail | June 7, 2010
With the summer fast approaching, many people are already making plans for fun in the sun. While outings to the beach or the park are certainly enjoyable, it is important that people are aware of the danger the sun can cause to the skin. The ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun can cause a number of serious health problems ranging from mild sunburn to skin cancer. Here are several simple steps you can take to maintain your skin's health this summer. Know your skin. It is important that you are well aware of your own risk factors for skin health.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | June 15, 2012
Cancer survivors were saluted and applauded on Friday as they took a victory lap at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown. It's a tradition at the annual Relay for Life, an affirmation that cancer can be beaten. Phyllis and Bernard Keating of Hagerstown got in line for the march and ended up at the front of the pack, holding the event banner, along with Kathy Keeney of Big Pool. Phyllis defeated skin cancer. Her husband has had both skin cancer and prostate cancer. He said he's been cancer-free for 12 years.
September 21, 2006
Clear Spring Girls Soccer Senior How difficult is it for you to balance athletics with youracademic requirements? "Not hard, you just have to study and stick with your academics. " Who has had the biggest influence on your life? "My mom. I try to take after her. Both my parents have taught me to have a hard work ethic. I look up to my mother because she does a lot for my brother and I, and really holds us together. " Where is your favorite place to hang out?
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