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Archive for the ‘Health and wellness’ Category

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by neocaablogger on October 5, 2009

Every year, more than 211,000 American women and 1,700 American men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Scientists are continually searching for better ways of preventing, finding, and treating this disease. One thing is certain—early detection can save lives! Screening for breast cancer includes self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms. Speak with your doctor to find out when you should begin having mammograms.

Visit the National Cancer Institute for more information about breast cancer, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction, support, and more. 

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Links Between Childhood Poverty, Stress and Adult Memory

Posted by neocaablogger on April 3, 2009

A long-term study published in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences finds significant links between childhood poverty,
stress and adult memory. The report was based on a study of 195 white
students from low- and middle-income families. Childhood Poverty,
Chronic Stress and Adult Working Memory
found that those who grew up in
poverty had a weaker working memory — a dependable gauge of reading
and problem-solving ability.

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