Week of February 3 2014
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Rod & Reel Raffle
We are raffling off 5 rod n’ reel sets to raise funds for a local VFW Post that does a whole lot of good for returning veterans.
Your participation and purchase of a ticket – or tickets - will help us raise the necessary funds to meet our goal and help these guys; thanks.
Rod & Reel Raffle
Tickets $20.00 each Only 500 tickets to be sold
Proceeds to aid Veterans
5 winners (100 to 1 odds)
Brands to be raffled include:
Abu Garcia Okuma Pflueger
Pinnacle Quantum All Star
High-end pro edition units in sets or combination
Spinning and Baitcast sets IM 8 rods in 6', 7 and 8' lengths
For detailed rod & reel info: click here
For Your Health
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The findings of an expanded study conducted by researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center are lending even more credence to the value of screening mammograms for women in their 40s.
Published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, the study showed that women ages 40-49 who had regular screening mammograms had their breast cancer diagnosed at earlier stages, had smaller tumors and were less likely to require chemotherapy than women whose cancer was detected by a diagnostic mammogram.
Led by Dr. Donna Plecha, director of breast imaging at UH, the researchers first began looking at the topic shortly after a task force issued a recommendation in 2009 saying that women don't need regular annual mammograms before age 50.
They wanted to see if there were significant differences in outcomes of women getting screening mammograms and women getting a mammogram only in response to a symptom (finding a lump, experiencing pain, etc.).
Earlier findings on screening women in their 40s, in which researchers analyzed the results of biopsies performed in 2008 and 2009, were published in 2012.
Not only were they looking for the incidences of breast cancer, but they also were interested in the detection of high-risk lesions.
“One of the benefits of screening that a lot of people don’t talk about is that we are identifying patients at high risk, and we can actually do
something to help decrease their risk of breast cancer [and recurrence],” said Plecha, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Reviewing the pathology results of 1,004 imaging-guided biopsies performed at UH’s main campus, UH Chagrin Highlands and UH Westlake from Jan. 1, 2008 through the end of 2011 (two more years of data than the earlier study), the researchers analyzed treatment recommendations, stage at diagnosis, and the identification of high-risk lesions in the two groups.
• Of 230 primary breast cancers, 149 were in the screened group and 81 were considered non-screened;
• Non-screened patients were more likely to undergo chemotherapy;
• Eighty-one percent of the high-risk lesions detected were diagnosed in the screened patients; and
• Screened patients with cancer were significantly more likely to receive a diagnosis at earlier stages; to have no sign of cancer in axillary lymph nodes – a predictor of a patient’s prognosis and of a possible recurrence of cancer; to have smaller tumors; and to not require surgery compared with the patients who had a diagnostic mammogram.
“This emphasizes the importance of screening in this age group,” she said. “A lot of women in their 40s don't get screened because they don't have a family history of breast cancer. But 70 % of women diagnosed don’t have a family history.” “The biggest thing is that yearly screening is important,” Plecha said. “We have the best chance of curing you if you catch it early." The American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology and other groups continue to recommend annual exams beginning at age 40.
Beyond the Great Lakes
Bass Pro Shops will locate the company’s sixth Canadian store in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. The 145,000-sq ft store will be a key anchor
for the Tsawwassen Mills – a 1.2-million-square-foot, value-oriented mall, located on the northwest corner of Highway 17 and 52nd Avenue - being developed by Ivanhoe Cambridge. The store will include the popular Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill and is scheduled to open in 2016.
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DNR offers free boating safety class Feb. 22 at Detroit Boat Show
Bavarskas of the DNR's Law Enforcement Division said the class will
teach participants important rules and tips needed for safe boating.
“Additionally, people who take the boating safety class and earn a
boater’s safety certificate often qualify for a discount on boat
insurance,” Bavarskas said.
Other Breaking News Items
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city lies buried under Michigan’s west coast
The Defense Department is discussing a $1 billion cut over the next three years to the commissary's budget in a move that could lead to a widespread closure of stores, Pentagon and industry officials said.
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The Illinois State Police are investigating a computer glitch that’s putting some concealed carry applicant info in the wrong hands. When some applicants log in to the website, they’re finding another person’s photo, address, and phone #, along with other personal information. A Tazewell County man is dealing with this firsthand. Dustin Holzwarth explained. “When I logged in to the concealed carry permit with my ID and my user and password it said "Welcome Dustin Holzwarth" and my identity was not mine.”
endorse separation of Chicago waterway from Great Lakes to stop
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