BREAST CANCER

Medical Breakthroughs: Sleep and Depression+Breast Cancer and the Brain+Calorie Labels on Alcoholic Bottles

Not getting enough sleep could lead to more depressive symptoms for older adults. that’s according to a new study in the journal of American geriatrics society which also found that exercise and mindfulness could help relieve stress for adults as they become frailer. Doctors believe there is a link between breast cancer and brain function. A new report finds that…

Medical Breakthroughs: Football Players and Concussions+ Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

College football players are more likely to suffer concussions during preseason practices than during the regular season. A new study published in JAMA Neurology found that nearly half of concussions happened before the full season even started and most occurred at practice rather than games. Mild defects in brain cells may lead to autism, according to researchers in Philadelphia. the…

Medical Breakthroughs: COVID-19 Mild in Children+Heart Failure Patients and COVID-19+How Mindfulness Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

A new review shows covid-19 is generally mild in young children.  Australian researchers looked at dozens of studies and found children under five years old were likely to recover. Half of those infected were infants and almost half of the younger children who were positive for covid-19 had no symptoms. New research highlights the importance for heart failure patients to…

Botox for Breast Cancer Awareness

The River Region Facial Plastics teamed with the American Cancer Society Saturday to help in the fight against breast cancer. The River Region Facial Plastics at Jackson Clinic held a Botox for Breast Cancer event to benefit the American Cancer Society and its mission to help women and men battling breast cancer. The event was held at the Jackson Hospital…

Wetumpka Celebrates Annual ‘Pink Walk’ for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Joy To Life Foundation and City of Wetumpka held their annual Pink Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members of the Wetumpka community gathered at the Civic Center to walk a mile along the riverfront. Pink masks, t-shirts, and balloons were given to the participants. At the end of the walk, balloons were released for a reminder to get…

Joy to Life Foundation Expands Services into North Alabama

The Montgomery-based Joy to Life Foundation and the Alabama Department of Public Health have announced that Joy to Life will expand funding for breast cancer screening services into North Alabama. The expansion is made through the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP). Previously, the foundation’s funding to ABCCEDP was limited to South…

Tickled Pink: Meet Breast Cancer Survivor Carrie Ward

For those battling breast cancer, strength is often found in hearing the stories of survivors.  Carrie Ward of Deatsville is one of those survivors. For her, making contact at Tickled Pink helped her in her own fight. She found someone who had the same type of cancer as she was battling. Alabama News Network Anchor Samantha Williams shares Carrie Ward’s…