Red flags: Spotting signs of dementia
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. While getting diagnosed early on can offer a better outcome, it’s often hard to recognize the signs. Alzheimer’s disease robs people of their memories, their abilities, and their personalities. Recognizing the red flags early on may help you get better care. One of the most obvious signs is memory loss, but it’s forgetfulness that disrupts daily life, such as repeatedly forgetting important events or asking questions again and again.
Some simple steps for proper care when it comes to breast cancer prevention
According to recent research, the number of people being diagnosed with breast cancer has declined by half during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oncologists said the reason behind it is because fewer people are visiting their health care providers. The good news is many things can still be done to help reduce the risks of breast cancer. Be sure to get tested regardless of your gender:Oncologists say sometimes men ignore the warning signs of breast cancer for too long, and that can be deadly. Look for changes during self-exams:Doctors say even though not all lumps end up being cancer, they still need to be evaluated by a health care professional to rule out any problems.
Lesser known factors and not knowing them can increase your chance of getting cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most believe genes and age are risk factors for cancer, but there are some other lesser known factors. What causes breast cancer? Did you know after not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight is the second most important way to reduce cancer risk? A rash can even mean breast cancer.
SAPD giving away $150K to help communities develop crime prevention strategies
SAN ANTONIO If you're part of an organization that's focused on improving your area, you could get some financial backing from the San Antonio Police Department to help the cause. Through a Crime Prevention Grant program, the San Antonio Police Department is giving out money seized through asset forfeiture, so that those with good intentions can reinvest in their communities. "I allocated $150,000 to create the Crime Prevention Grant that will help neighborhood and community organizations apply for funding to develop and implement crime prevention strategies in your neighborhood," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. She said a focus would be funding efforts to bridge the gap between police and the communities they serve. San Antonio police say violent crimes throughout the city increased between April and June, with June topping out at more than 1,200 combined reports of rape, robbery, aggravated assault and homicide.
Don’t ignore your vehicle! 5 ways to prevent auto troubles as your car sits idle
Here are five tips to avoid problems that can come up with sitting vehicles:Make sure to run your car every once in a while. But just in case a car isn’t being used or a two-car household has turned into a one-car household where the other vehicle is just sitting idle, running the car is still vital. Gas does degrade over time, and in some cases, it will go bad in less than two months if a car remains idle. In addition to running the car, treating it with fuel stabilizer can extend the life of your car’s gas. If the gas already is bad, there are ways to remove the bad gas from the tank, according to itstillruns.com.
How exactly does coronavirus spread?
This newest coronavirus, COVID-19, has been making headlines nonstop ever since it arrived in the United States. The virus has infected 110,000 people worldwide and killed around 3,900 — even though in the U.S., those numbers are much smaller, according to The Associated Press. There’s a lot to know about how to protect yourself from the coronavirus, but one of the most important things to know is how it spreads. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but it’s now spreading from person to person, health officials said. The CDC recommends keeping infected and possibly infected people quarantined so that the virus can’t spread anymore.
Debating the science of legal medical marijuana
Attitudes towards the healing potential of pot are changing. First on "CBS This Morning," a new survey from Prevention magazine found that 75 percent of Americans think medical marijuana should be legal. Thirty-five percent would be "extremely" or very likely to use medical pot if advised by a doctor. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the debate.cbsnews.com