Tuesday, October 30, 2012
When it comes to mammograms, some medical centers are getting women to participate by turning this uncomfortable medical test into an excuse to throw a party.
It's no secret why women dread mammograms: the paper gown, the technician grabbing your "girls" to fit them onto the cold, metal X-ray plate, and then of course, there is the squishing of the breasts while you hold your breath. It may be a life-saving screening process, but not the most fun you can have in an hour. But lately, some health professionals have come up with some ways to make the process less heinous. It all starts with some wine and cheese. Mercy Imaging Services, 801 Hazelwest Dr, Ste. 400, Hazelwood, 314-251-6300, Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Metro Imaging, 125 Dunn Rd., Florissant 314-921-9555 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Extended Hours, Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Northwest Healthcare, 1225 Graham Rd., …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources to help you stay healthy.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Brian Feldt
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Upload your photos. St. Louis will become a sea of pink on Saturday morning as thousands take part in a 5K run to support breast cancer research, screenings, treatments and education.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Downtown St. Louis will become a sea of pink on Saturday morning as thousands take part in a 5K run to support breast cancer research, screenings, treatments and education.
Thousands of breast cancer survivors, their friends and families, teams and runners and walkers alike will hit the streets in downtown St. Louis on Saturday to support the 14th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. The majority of the money raised by the Komen St. Louis Affiliate stays in the metro St. Louis area. A total of 75 percent of the net proceeds fund life-saving breast health screenings, treatments, education and support programs to those who might not otherwise have access. The remaining 25 percent supports breast cancer research on the national level, which includes research in St. Louis. Event organizers are hoping to raise $3.3 million with this year's race. Last year, the event raised $3.1 million. A total of 64…
Monday, October 24, 2011
This week's 'Parents Talk' questions is: "How do you inform your children about the changes resulting from breast cancer?"
Be prepared for all kinds of inquiries but here’s the main question most children will want to know, “What about ME?” Then, “How will my schedule change?” “Will you still have time for me?” “Is this my fault?” “Am I going to get it?” “Will I lose my hair, too?” Even the most compassionate children, who will surely want to know that their parent is going to be OK, will want to know the impact the disease and treatment will have on them, said Marsha T. Oakley, nursing coordinator at The Hoffberger Breast Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Maryland. “It’s good to be positive and to let them know as much as they want to know,” she said. Breast cancer survivor and author Lisa Klenoshek agrees. Her daughter, Zoey, was 4 when Klenoshek was …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Pink Ribbon Bagels — a favorite, annual item from Saint Louis Bread Co. — became available this week. A portion of each purchase goes toward breast cancer research.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Saint Louis Bread Co. offering their special Pink Ribbon Bagels during October as a way to raise funds for breast cancer research. A portion of proceeds from the specialty bagels sold in the company's bakery-cafes during this month are donated to the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hence the bagel's tie to the color pink and the ribbon shape. Pink Ribbon Bagels are made with cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, honey and brown sugar. They have a subtle vanilla flavor. Dave Walker, general manager of an area Saint Louis Bread Co., said this bagel is his favorite of them all. "Oh my gosh, when you get them fresh at 6 o'…