Study aims to uncover how breast cancer treatments impact heart function

RICHMOND, Va. — Some women who beat breast cancer cannot return to work after treatment because of fatigue. As a result, the federal government is funding a study to see how cancer treatments affect the heart. Tammy Carleton frequently gets in a round on the treadmill before work. While she works out, the oxygen supply to her heart is monitored by researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center. “It feels like an honor to be part of something this big,” said, Carleton who works at Massey where she administers chemotherapy. Carleton is…

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Study aims to uncover how breast cancer treatments impact heart function

RICHMOND, Va. — Some women who beat breast cancer cannot return to work after treatment because of fatigue. As a result, the federal government is funding a study to see how cancer treatments affect the heart. Tammy Carleton frequently gets in a round on the treadmill before work. While she works out, the oxygen supply to her heart is monitored by researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center. “It feels like an honor to be part of something this big,” said, Carleton who works at Massey where she administers chemotherapy. Carleton is…

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Nationwide recall alert issued for beef patties shipped to schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall involving food shipped to schools nationwide. AdvancePierre Foods, Inc, is recalling 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. According to the USDA, the patties may have been contaminated with soft, purple plastic. The frozen RTE flame-broiled beef patties were produced Nov. 30, 2018. Specifically, the following item has been recalled: 14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAM- BROILED…

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What we aren’t eating is killing us, global study finds

Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It’s a poor diet. “In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure,” said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. And it’s not just that people are choosing unhealthy options such as red meat and sugary sodas. Just as critical, said Afshin, the lead author of a 27-year global diet analysis…

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NFL quarterback’s wife shares news of brain tumor, surgery plans

DETROIT, Mich. – Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, announced Wednesday morning she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Kelly Stafford made the announced on Instagram with a photo of her and her husband the day they received the news, as well as of the MRI showing the cause of her vertigo for the past few months. In the post, Kelly said she thought the things she was struggling to do were merely symptomatic of aging, but when Stafford’s team doctor told her she should have…

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Mom says terminally ill son was exposed to measles at hospital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A terminally ill child was exposed to measles while he was being treated at UC Davis Medical Center back in March, according to KTXL. On Tuesday, 7-year-old Jackson was full of energy – but looks can be deceiving. Jackson has around 100 small tumors and a few very large ones on his brain. “It’s terminal and he will succumb to his disease at some point,” Souza told KTXL. Diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis at 4 months old, Jackson has been in and out of hospitals since he was…

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Wisconsin parents plead for liver donor to save 5-month-old’s life

Baby Marcus WAUWATOSA, Wis. — It is a race against the clock. The parents of a 5-month-old boy named Marcus are making a public plea for help. Marcus is living with liver failure and is in desperate need of a liver donor. His parents, Whitney McLean and Tony Albers, say Marcus has just weeks to live without the organ, according to WITI. Marcus has been hooked up to machines at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for three weeks and counting. So far, attempts to find a donor have not worked. Possible…

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15-minute surgery can help women overcome pain, pressure, and embarrassing side effects from pelvic floor disorders

RICHMOND, Va. — Dr. Ramzi Aboujaoude, an OB/GYN with Johnston-Willis Hospital, is helping lead the way in the field of Urogynecology, a profession dedicated to helping women dealing with pelvic floor disorders. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery focuses on the use of surgery and non-surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and pelvic pain. One in three women is impacted by pelvic floor disorders, usually the result of childbirth or menopause. The conditions can lead to discomfort, pressure and pain, and even embarrassing side effects…

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Second jury determines that Roundup caused mans cancer, paves the way for Chesterfield case

RICHMOND, Va. — This time watching from afar, Richmond attorney Timothy Litzenburg said news that a second jury came to the conclusion that the popular weed killer Roundup caused a man’s cancer bolsters thousands of similar cases. “The more that I find out, and the more we see juries reacting to this information, I think this is a case where the plaintiffs are going to win the vast majority of the time, so we’re going to go to trial as often as possible,” Litzenburg said. “Do you think people should…

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