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Family History Raises Risk of Breast Cancer

Updated: 10/16/2008 - In our breast cancer series, we look at the link heredity plays in diagnosis. We spoke with a mother and daughter, fighting breast cancer together.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Pink ribbons cover the lobby of the Highlands Cancer Center. Doctors say the ribbons should be a reminder for women to get screened.

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Health Coalition Plans to Get County in Shape

Updated: 09/23/2008 - A recent study shows nine of the ten unhealthiest counties in the Commonwealth are in southeastern Kentucky, but one county has plans to turn those numbers around.

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Preparing For The Flu Season

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Flu season is nearly here and health officials are already encouraging people to protect themselves by getting flu shots.

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Health Officials Issue Fish Consumption Advisories

Updated: 09/10/2008 - If you frequently eat fish caught in some Eastern Kentucky waterways, you may want to cut back. State health officials issued fish consumption advisories for several areas, including Lake Cumberland and Fishtrap Lake in Pike County.

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Allergy Season Worse than Normal

Posted: 09/10/2008 - It's that time of year when plants like ragweed are blooming and causing frustration for allergy sufferers. This year's allergy season might last a little longer than expected.

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Kentucky Leads Nation in Lung Cancer

Updated: 09/10/2008 - Kentucky leads the nation in tobacco production and use. So it's not a surprise to Kristy Bolen of the Ashland-Boyd Health Department that Kentucky also leads the country in lung cancer rates in both men and women.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week Kicks Off

Updated: 09/08/2008 - It is the second leading cancer found in women under 35. Cervical Cancer Awareness Week kicked off Monday and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo, along with the Kentucky Commission on Women, is helping leaders promote a greater understanding of the disease.

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Government Recalls Bassinets

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to immediately stop using a popular brand of bassinet after the death of a second baby.

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Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled

Posted: 08/23/2008 - A recall has been issued for over 215,000 pounds of "Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza" made at an Eastern Kentucky plant.

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FDA: Irradiating Spinach, Lettuce OK To Kill Germs

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to kill E. coli and a few other germs.

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Local College Now Offering Nursing Classes

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Some hospital officials say nurses are one of their most important needs but they say here in Eastern Kentucky, they're facing a shortage. Now one college is trying to ease the crunch and train new nurses.

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CPSC Announces Four Recalls

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores, Progress Lighting Recalls Indoor Light Fixtures, Atico International USA Recalls Personal Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard, Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans(tm) Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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