News of Note

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a scary thought and all too many women assume that it won't happen to them. However, as of January 2020, there are more than 3.5 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and awareness has never been more important, especially in these times.

LMI's Women's Imaging

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, elective medical procedures, including cancer screening, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings. However, one consequence of this has been a substantial decline in cancer screening over the past several months.

While putting off a mammogram for a few months, particularly if you are not experiencing symptoms, is probably OK, specialists warn about the potential dangers of going too long, let alone waiting until your next regularly scheduled exam.

We talked with Dr. Cathrine Keller of Lake Medical Imaging, at their new office in The Villages Brownwood town square, about the dangers of delay and also some new genetic testing coming, exclusively in Lake County, to LMI.

You can phone Lake Medical Imaging, at 352- 787- 5858.

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LMI’s Women’s Imaging 

The Mother Daughter Duet

Recent COVID-19 lock-downs drove a lot of us to experience extended cabin fever. But new research says that it also had a positive impact on parent-child relationships.

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Moms.com

The ‘D’ & Diabetes

A new study concludes that people with pre-diabetes who take vitamin D supplements may lower their risk of type 2 diabetes.

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JCEM

Safe Teen Drivers

Car crashes are the LEADING cause of death for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years old.  October 18th through October 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a week established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to educate teenagers on the importance of safe driving.

Here are a few things to consider before you….or your teen get behind the wheel. 

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www.nhtsa.gov

www.flhsmv.gov

Brain Sleep

It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do to clear the mind…  But sound slumber may also protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Research from Boston University