October 2009 News Tips

Vigilance is key in breast-cancer awareness
Breast cancer is predicted to kill more than 40,000 U.S. women this year, while 192,000 more will be diagnosed with the disease. With early detection, however, nearly 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will live at least five years. Read More

Implants should not deter women from annual mammograms
Although mammograms are more difficult for women who have breast implants, they are still necessary. Experienced mammographers, once informed of the implants, will know how to adjust imaging protocols. Read More

Prevent SIDS: Parents should discuss infant sleep with caregivers
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) remains one of the leading causes of death for infants 1 month to 1 year of age. Twenty percent of SIDS deaths occur while an infant is in child care, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read More

A few precautions can help keep Halloween safe, fun 
Trick-or-treaters: When making plans for that Halloween outing, be sure to include safety precautions in the evening’s lineup, says Dr. Paul Pepe, chairman of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

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