Sharp rise in breast cancer gene testing after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial

There was a sharp increase in breast cancer gene testing among US women immediately after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial, but no change in overall mastectomy rates, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. The results suggest that celebrity announcements can influence use of healthcare services, but they may not effectively More...

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By George On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The first-in-man clinical trial targeting Alzheimer’s Tau protein

So far, many of the antibody drugs proposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease target only the amyloid plaques. Despite the latest clinical trial that is hailed as our best chance in the quest for treating AD, More...

By George On Monday, December 5th, 2016

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

Mixed Nuts 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 More...

By George On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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 More...

By George On Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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 More...

By George On Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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 More...

By George On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

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 More...

By George On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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 More...

By George On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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, More...

By George On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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 More...