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A project to improve the receipt of beneficial supportive care services for younger women who have breast cancer has received a grant of more than $780,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Younger women – those under 45 – who have breast cancer have a set of concerns that may differ in certain ways from those of other cancer patients,” said Lawrence Marks, MD, chair of the department of radiation oncology and the project’s principal investigator.

“They may also have concerns about genetic factors, the long term effects of anticancer therapies, or worries about how to change their life-style to positively influence their future health. They are also at a stage of life where they may be building their careers, raising children or facing other challenges.”

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When April Rios went into labor the last thing on her mind was how special the birth of her daughter would actually be.

As Sophia Rios entered the world on Monday, April 23, she became a most special birthday present.

“Sophia was born on her Mom’s birthday,” said Bonnie Peggs, AMC Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

“However, what makes this birth so special is the fact that it is also her grandfather, Paul Burd’s birthday. What a great birthday gift for both her mom and grandfather.”

Angel Medical Center recently celebrated National Volunteer Week by having a luau for its volunteers.

“Our volunteers work in virtually every department in the hospital,” said Jennifer Hollifield, director of volunteers for Angel Medical Center. “From hospice and Same Day Surgery to our gift and thrift shops, their countless hours of service are an integral part of our mission to provide quality healthcare to the community.”

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Food coach Manon Fancher of Sylva will be at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. to offer a free program on healthy eating for all ages and body types.

Seeking to bridge the gap between popular diet advice we see all around us and the realities of most people’s lives and eating habits, Fancher will discuss different kinds of foods and how to prepare them. She'll also answer audience questions about different kinds of diets, such as “What does macrobiotic mean? What's the difference between vegan and vegetarian? What about gluten intolerance?”

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