October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Kentucky Blood Center bloodmobile at Whitesburg Walmart. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. More...

Some hospital restricting visitors

AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON Visiting a loved one in the hospital? Better check on new flu limits first. More...

11 more children die of swine flu

WASHINGTON As the swine flu outbreak strikes the U.S. early and hard, health officials note a worrisome number of child deaths and warn that supplies of vaccine will remain scarce for at least the next several days. More...

Breast cancer awareness guide

Since the advent of the pink ribbon, health experts have been working hard to educate women about breast cancer. While we've come a long way, continuing to spread the right information is crucial. More...

TAKE CHARGE of your breast health

T here's a new movement in breast cancer, and the focus is on survivorship. "Our detection tools have gotten so good that many cases are being caught in the most treatable stages, so the survival rate is very high," says Dr. More...

BREAST CANCER IN MEN

Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all cases of breast cancer. Although breast cancer in men may develop at any age, it's usually detected in men between the ages of 60 and 70. More...

Ohio wife, husband both battling breast cancer

A husband and wife are both undergoing treatment for breast cancer in a case that illustrates how the disease can strike both sexes. More...

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The Denver Broncos cheerleaders wear pink outfits in honor of National breast Cancer Awareness month during an an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/ David Zalubowski) More...

Appearance tips for cancer patients

For Michele VonGerichten, hearing that she needed chemotherapy was almost as devastating as the diagnosis of breast cancer itself. More...

H1N1 vaccine now available

The H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine is now available at the Letcher County Health Department. More...

Interstitial cystitis causes bladder pain

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to ask if you would give me information on interstitial cystitis. I was told I had this after I had a polyp removed from my bladder. I know it has to do with the lining of the bladder wall. What causes it? More...

Day Care, Babysitters and Diabetes

For parents, the thought of leaving their child in someone else's care — especially for the first time — can be nerve-racking. More...

Spielmans tackle breast cancer together with faith

COLUMBUS, Ohio The sun at Circle K Farm in Grove City bounced off pumpkins. Kids jumped on haystacks. Happiness and joy were in the air on a perfect autumn Sunday. In the middle of it all, a legendary former linebacker took it in. More...

20 things you should know about breast cancer but should!

Ask any woman what disease she's most afraid of, and chances are she'll say breast cancer. "Almost everyone knows someone who did everything 'right' and still got breast cancer," says Dr. More...

Breast cancer battle changes work for Mesa artist

MESA, Ariz. Helen Rowles' art changed after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Before, the Mesa artist created black and white drawings. More...

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco wears pink gloves and shoes during warmups for the Bengals' NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 4, 2009, in Cleveland. More...