Mammography guidelines continue to evolve



Mammograms are used to screen for breast cancer and overall breast health. In a relatively recent departure from conventional wisdom that once advised women to get annual mammograms beginning at age 40, new recommendations say mammograms are not necessary before age 50, and that earlier screening benefits are limited and may even do more harm than good. The new guidelines […]

Healthy habits

to lower your cancer risk

ertain types of cancer are more likely to strike certain types of people than others. For example, while men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, women are far more likely to develop the disease. But just because a person’s risk of developing cancer is low, that does not make that person immune to the disease. As a result, it’s important […]

Pink power for Phyllis



Earlier this month, Phyllis Ratliff, who is currently battling breast cancer, received an unexpected visit from ‘Cindy’ the pink fire truck and was able to sign the fire truck as many have done before her. During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cindy makes her way around Alabama visiting those affected by the disease. ‘It was an amazing […]

Locust Fork High

dedicates blended classroom

Last week, representatives from Blount County schools and Birmingham- Southern College (BSC) visited Locust Fork High School for the Birmingham- Southern Blended Learning Classroom dedication. In November 2013, BSC contacted the Blount County Education Foundation concerning the possibility of a collaborative project for technology and mentoring between BSC and a Blount County High School. Each high school submitted applications to […]

2014-10-29 E-Edition