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Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They're not, and a lot of adults haven't had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Find out which shots are recommended for adults ...

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

In November 2013, Mark Bushey was diagnosed with ALS, the horrible disease that prompted so many of us to do the ice bucket challenge

World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day

You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Learn the signs and how to prevent thrombosis ...

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

In case you missed us! Sharon Rose Vaznis and I talk about my recent DCIS diagnosis and remind women to get their mammograms. Watch now ...

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I'm religious about getting my annual mammogram. That's because I have a history of fibrocystic disease and in my 20s had a fibroadenoma (benign tumor) removed from my right breast. Every year, I worry that something not so benign will show up and every year I sigh with relief when I get a letter saying everything is normal. Not this year. Instead, I got a phone call from the Mammography Department at Mercy Hospital. The radiologist wanted me to come back for additional views. My heart sank. The diagnosis turned out to be DCIS, something I had never heard of before. I've discovered that neither do a lot of other people, so I decided to share my story on my Catching Health blog. Go to the blog ...

Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Fran Paris, who is 79, has a balance problem and tries to keep herself steady so that she doesn’t fall. When she noticed that Woodford’s Congregational Church was offering a Fall Risk Screening Event to help people learn more about their risks, she hightailed it over there. Read what Fran learned about her risks ...

 

Never too old to get mono

Never too old to get mono

Not too long ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with mononucleosis (mono). When I hear that someone has mono, I think teenager. My friend may be so in spirit, but in reality she is a grandmother. Read more ...