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A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. The analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that 20g a day – equivalent to a handful – can cut […]

State and Local Health Officials Identify Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked to Frozen Strawberries

State and Local Health Officials Identify Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked to Frozen Strawberries

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging healthcare providers to ask patients who exhibit symptoms of hepatitis A about recent strawberry consumption as part of an investigation into a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A that has been linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and food items containing these strawberries. ISDH is working […]

New CDC Study Shows Changes In Breast Cancer Death Rates by Age Group

New CDC Study Shows Changes In Breast Cancer Death Rates by Age Group

Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The findings show changes for death rates from breast cancer by age group for black and white women, the groups with […]

Community Hospital Anderson presents Senior Access

Community Hospital Anderson presents Senior Access

Community Hospital Anderson’s next Senior Access meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at Community Anderson’s Education Center, 1923 N. Madison Avenue. Sherri Peak-Davis, from the Anderson Impact Center, will speak to the group about the many senior programs that they offer each month. Refreshments will be served. For more information […]

Community Hospital Anderson to Offer Free Prostate Screenings

Community Hospital Anderson to Offer Free Prostate Screenings

Community Hospital Anderson will offer free prostate screenings on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Cancer center, 1340 N. Madison Avenue, Anderson. The screenings will include prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing and digital rectal exams (DRE) of the prostate gland, performed by Onisuru Okotie, M.D., urologist. A DRE is a […]

Cooling Centers Activated in Madison County

Cooling Centers Activated in Madison County

July 2016 (Updated) Anderson Public Library – Monday -Thursday, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Sunday, 1 PM to 5 PM – 111 E. 12th Street, Anderson Community Hospital – 1515 N. Madison Avenue, Anderson Citizens wishing to seek shelter from the heat at Community Hospital Anderson should enter through the Emergency Department entrance and […]

Community Hospital Anderson holds weight management class

Community Hospital Anderson holds weight management class

Community Hospital Anderson will offer an eight-week weight management class, held on eight consecutive Thursdays from Aug. 4 to Sept. 22. The class will meet at noon in the Community Anderson Diabetes Care Center, located in the lower level of the 1601 building, on the hospital’s campus. The cost is $75. Instructed by a registered […]

Community Anderson starts boxing program for Parkinson’s patients

Community Anderson starts boxing program for Parkinson’s patients

Community Hospital Anderson has launched a Rock Steady boxing program for Parkinson’s patients. Founded in 2006 in Indianapolis, Rock Steady provides boxing classes for Parkinson’s patients – from the newly diagnosed to those who have been living with it for decades. The classes have shown to lessen patients’ symptoms and enhance their quality of life. […]

Consumer Reports Investigates What Causes Pain, What Treats It, What Doesn’t—and How to Prevent It

Consumer Reports Investigates What Causes Pain, What Treats It, What Doesn’t—and How to Prevent It

Also, CR looks at the prescription painkiller epidemic, efforts to curb overuse of opioids, and surprising truths about medical marijuana. YONKERS, NY—Persistent and chronic pain can be a frustrating, debilitating and expensive problem. According to the June issue of Consumer Reports, 125 million Americans in pain spend about $300 billion on treatments and care every […]

Consumer Reports Finds That Nearly Half Of Sunscreens Tested Did Not Meet Their SPF Claims

Consumer Reports Finds That Nearly Half Of Sunscreens Tested Did Not Meet Their SPF Claims

Nearly three-quarters of ‘natural’ sunscreens fell short of the SPF on their labels; Two “natural” sunscreens for kids claiming to be SPF 50 tested as SPF 8 YONKERS, NY – While Consumer Reports urges consumers to use sunscreen, the organization’s latest tests show that you may not be as protected as you think—and it’s important to […]

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