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HEALTHCARE FOCUS — Breast thermal imaging an alternative for women who want radiation-free screening

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By BECKY GILLETTE The effectiveness of mammograms has come under increased scrutiny in recent years because of studies that have shown about half of women aged 40 to 50 having an annual screening mammogram for ten years will have a false alarm, which leads to an estimated $4 billion per year in unnecessary follow-up testing. Another 20 percent of mammograms over ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE — Southern Miss nursing student excels while battling breast cancer

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The cancerous cells in Corey Auerswald’s body could not hold down the willpower of her spirit. The joy in Auerswald’s spirit when people see or speak to her is contagious, touching people wherever she goes. Auerswald is now in her second semester in The University of Southern Mississippi nursing program, working to complete the rigorous nurse anesthetist program. She hopes ...

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‘Making Strides’ event donates about $60M annually for breast cancer

The American Cancer Society’s fundraising efforts are among the most recognized of any nonprofit organization. The largest voluntary health organization in the country, with a network of local and regional offices, is behind the high-profile Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, held in more than 300 communities. This Saturday (Oct. 18) is the Making Strides of Harrison County-The Gulf Coast ...

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Early detection helps Suzanne Russell celebrate 12 years of being cancer free

Licensed professional counselor Suzanne B. Russell of Jackson is celebrating 12 year as a breast cancer survivor. She’s happy to say there have been no further problems since her bilateral mastectomy on Aug. 15, 2002. A retired teacher who now owns mindCARES counseling services, Russell was age 50, had no family history of breast cancer and no symptoms when a ...

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Busy year ahead for film producer

On the heels of the recent first, highly successful It’s About You Film Festival highlighting films made by or about Mississippi African Americans, Dr. Wilma E. Mosley Clopton has four film projects on deck this year, as well as serving as president of the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Clopton, a ...

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH — Former Delta State employee sues over firing

JACKSON — A former Delta State University employee has sued the school claiming it illegally discriminated against her by firing her because she has breast cancer. The suit was filed this month in Hinds County Circuit Court. Roseann Buck was hired in 2010 as executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May ...

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