‘Timely access to care and benefits’: VA department makes promise to military veterans battling cancer due to exposure
Military veterans battling cancer because they were exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances, will have their benefits claims expedited to ensure they get “timely access to care and benefits.”
Scoping out cancer: Bruce shares personal story, why colon cancer screenings are so important
Colon and rectal cancers are the second most common cancers among men and women combined. One in every 20 people is at risk of getting this disease. We hear the numbers every year. But Bruce wanted to make sure you get the message.
4th Annual Bryant Strong Zumbathon | River City Live
From the passing of her young son from Cancer, Karla Bethancourt chose to create an organization that benefits children fighting the disease. Her family created the 1st Zumbathon to support her in a time of need and she has continued the tradition with the 4th Annual event dancing into Mojito’s tomorrow from 4-6. The community is invited to join 12 Zumba instructors for a master class (no experience needed though) focused on getting the heart rate up, burning calories and feeling good on multiple levels. Rance caught up with Karla and others involved in the Zumbathon to get the rhythm of this weekend’s event.
‘A godsend’: Rose’s House for breast cancer warriors helps first ‘grateful’ guest through major post-op recovery
Last year, it was just a dream -- serving as a safe haven of comfort and peace, for women recovering from major breast cancer surgery. Now, it’s become a reality for Pat and Phil Gonzales.
Northwest Mosquito Abatement lab teams track mosquito swarms after heavy rains
Mosquitoes have been coming out in droves after recent heavy rains and crews from the Northwest Mosquito Abatement lab are working to track the increase in insects and monitor for West Nile virus. The Northwest Mosquito Abatement District is about 242 square miles, according to Assistant Director and Entomologist Patrick Irwin.chicagotribune.com
Police shooting on Chicago's West Side
Read your July horoscope to reveal what's in store for you, from the astrologers at Tarot.com. The New Moon in Cancer on July 9 will put a focus on home and family for the first half of the month. There might be a new opportunity to move or to improve your relationship with a relative. Take advantage of it! — By Tarot.com Astrologerschicagotribune.com
Multiple law enforcement officers shot
Three law enforcement officers were shot early July 7, 2021 near the Chicago Police Department’s Morgan Park District station on the Southwest Side, an official said. One law enforcement officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a graze wound, a Chicago Fire Department official said.chicagotribune.com
President Biden visits Chicago area
President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Chicago area as president, July 7, 2021, with a visit to northwest suburban Crystal Lake, where he will push a portion of his domestic agenda aimed at easing the financial burden on working- and middle-class families.chicagotribune.com
Get back on track with colon cancer screening
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and doctors fear delays in screening and diagnosis may lead to more advanced stage cancers and poor outcomes. Colorectal cancer is preventable when pre-cancerous polyps are found and removed, that’s why screening is so important. AdDr. Steele said a colonoscopy is considered the ‘gold standard’ in colorectal screening, but at-home options are available too. The American Cancer Society recommends adults at average risk for colorectal cancer be screened at age 45. People at high risk, including those with a family history of polyps or colon cancer, may be due sooner.
Column: Hospitals are helping cancer patients with COVID-19 continue chemo, even as they fight the deadly virus
“To get cancer and then to get COVID and you’re told you can’t get chemo, your lifeline? “Hearing how thankful our patients are to continue their treatments, that keeps us going every day. Even when I’m walking patients outside, they’ll tell me, ‘Thank you. My family says thank you. I can’t say thank you enough.’”chicagotribune.com
January full moon 2021: The 'Wolf Moon' rises with winter constellations
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:16 p.m. EST (1916 GMT) according to NASA. So in New York, where the day is about 10 hours long on Jan. 28, the moon rises before sunset. Going farther north, to Reykjavik, the moon rises at 3:51 p.m. local time, and the sun doesn't set until 5:02 p.m. Visible planetsThis sky map shows the Full Wolf Moon with planets and constellations as seen from New York City, on Jan. 28, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time. In fact, Jupiter is in conjunction with the sun on Jan. 28, meaning the planet will pass behind the sun from Earth's point of view.space.com
Photos: Alex Trebek through the years
Alex Trebek, the iconic host of Jeopardy, lost his battle with cancer and died on Sunday, according to multiple reports. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Expert panel recommends colon cancer screening at age 45
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Research shows colorectal cancer in younger adults is on the rise. Now, that data has prompted an expert panel to recommend colon cancer screening start at age 45 – instead of 50. The task force said colorectal cancer screening saves lives and that adults ages 45 to 75 should be screened to reduce risk of dying from the disease. Draft recommendations are typically posted for public comment for about a month before final guidelines are issued.
Exercising early in the day may reduce cancer risk, study finds
New research in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that people who exercise in the early morning might have a reduced risk of developing cancer than those who exercise later in the day. Early morning exercise might have lowered the risk for breast cancer by 25% and prostate cancer by 27%. There were several reasons cited for the results, but one strong correlation is the relationship exercise has with a person’s circadian rhythm. Night shift has been labeled as “probably” carcinogenic to humans because it disrupts a person’s natural sleep-wake cycle. Exercise can potentially improve circadian rhythms at the same time reducing cancer risk.
Friends bring businesses to aid needy Bangladeshi people
With that, they began distributing food packs in the impoverished neighborhoods in Dhaka. Eventually, they succeeded in bringing about 120 organizations and business houses under one umbrella for their aid campaign, Mission Save Bangladesh. Kadir spoke with The Associated Press as he and other volunteers visited a cancer hospital in Dhaka to distribute food packs. The group provided food packs to about 13,000 families and another 60,000 individuals. Abdullah Biswas, a father of a cancer patient in a specialized cancer hospital in Dhaka, was happy to get food packs.
My pandemic pregnancy: From infertility to cancer to IVF to a 20-week scare: ‘It happened exactly how it was supposed to’
When Hillary Calhoun’s fertility doctor brought her in for a procedure and then a nurse called her just a few short business days later, asking her to come into the office immediately, the now-36-year-old had a hunch something wasn’t right.
Is acupuncture helpful for easing cancer pain?
Cleveland Clinic acupuncturist, Jamie Starkey, did not take part in the study but said results show acupuncture may be useful for easing cancer pain. Results show these alternative therapies are associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of pain medications. Starkey said acupuncture dates back thousands of years and studies show the ancient practice manages pain by influencing the nervous system. If youre interested in learning more about acupuncture or acupressure to treat cancer pain, Starkey recommends talking with your oncologist first. She said its best to get a referral for an acupuncturist with experience in treating cancer pain.
Cancer may never be wiped out, study shows
Cancer may never be wiped out, study shows Since 1971, the National Cancer Institute has spent $90 billion on research and treatments. Cancer expert Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether we can really find a cure for the disease.cbsnews.com
Pancreatic cancer to become second most fatal cancer
Pancreatic cancer to become second most fatal cancer Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast cancers. But as deaths from many cancers drop, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network predicts pancreatic cancer will rise from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death by 2020. Alexis Christoforous reports.cbsnews.com