October 2010 News Tips

Mammograms, self-examinations save lives
Breast cancer is expected to kill nearly 40,000 women in the U.S. this year, while another 207,000 will be diagnosed with the disease. With early detection, however, breast cancer has one of highest survival rates – nearly 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease at least five years. Read More

Male breast cancer is no myth
Though rare, breast cancer in men does occur. It accounts for less than 1 percent of all new breast-cancer cases in the U.S., but each year about 400 men die from it. Read More

Expand your lungs’ health, function through exercise
We all realize that working out is an important way to protect against heart disease, obesity and hypertension, but exercise can also play a role in contributing to your lung health, according to doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

Too sweet for your own good? Probably
Too much sugar is blamed for a variety of health problems including diabetes and obesity. Medical professionals advise us to enjoy added sugars in “moderation,” but how much is too much? Read More

Take steps to minimize stress of caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder
Caring for a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a stressful experience, but there is also hope, says a child psychiatrist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More