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PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's estimated that the chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about one in eight, and women across Iowa are being reminded of the importance of screenings. Regular self exams or mammograms can help catch breast cancer early, bettering the odds of ...Read More

PHOTO: Across Tennessee, women are being reminded of the importance of early detection to improve breast cancer survival. Photo credit: williami5/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While October's observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month soon will come to a close, women across Tennessee are being reminded of the importance of early detection every day of the year. Linda Reddick, founder of the Memphis-based nonprofit Seeds 2 Life, said breast cancer cont ...Read More

PHOTO: October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and efforts are under way in Indiana to educate employers about the various capabilities and contributions of workers with disabilities. Photo credit: Erin Sparling/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Finding work in today's job market can be a challenging task for anyone, and in Indiana there is assistance to help those living with a disability to achieve their employment goals. Kylee Hope, director of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, said there are many misnomers about dis ...Read More

PHOTO: The next open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act starts Nov. 15, and organizations across Arizona are training staff members to guide people through the application process. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services.

PHOENIX – Organizations across the Grand Canyon State are staffing up as the next open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) quickly approaches. Pati Urias is with Enroll America Arizona, a group that helps people get health insurance coverage. She says several organizations are ...Read More

PHOTO: If at least 60 percent of Florida voters give a "yes" to Amendment 2 on Election Day on November 4th, medical marijuana will be legalized in the Sunshine State. Photo credit: United for Care.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Marty Monroe credits medical marijuana for getting her through the toughest moments of cancer. She and other advocates want Florida patients to have the option to use medical marijuana if it's prescribed by their doctor. Amendment 2, on the Nov. 4 ballot, would legalize the use ...Read More

PHOTO: Shreevia Brown is one of hundreds of students taking advantage of a new effort to bring more financial and domestic-violence support services to community college students across Kentucky. Photo courtesy Michele Fiore.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Extending financial and domestic violence support services to more college students is the goal behind a new collaboration. The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is partnering with the state's community and technical colleges. The Coalition's Mary O'Doherty, Economic Emp ...Read More

PHOTO: Friday, Oct. 17, is National Mammography Day. The American Cancer Society says early detection is critical in successfully treating breast cancer. Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - October 17 is recognized as National Mammography Day by the American Cancer Society, and it's a day cancer survivor Jennifer Ott of Milwaukee wants women to take action. "I was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer at the age of 40, two months after my 40 birthday and while I was ...Read More

PHOTO: A mammography offers the best tool to detect breast cancer early, increasing treatment options and improving odds of survival. Photo credit: Army Medicine/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Women across North Dakota are being reminded of the importance of early detection for the successful treatment of breast cancer on this National Mammography Day. Barbara Steiner, clinical coordinator, Woman's Way, North Dakota Department of Health, says the sooner a tumor is discove ...Read More

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