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The Medical Minute: Breast health -- be aware, not afraid
Written by Michelle Farnan   
Sunday, 12 October 2008 09:10
By Michelle Farnan

Every October, breast cancer awareness ribbons emerge and colorful leaves begin to brighten our tree line. Although fall is the season of change, there are several things that will not change in terms of breast health.

Women over the age of 40 need a screening mammogram every year. Performing a self breast exam and seeing the doctor once a year are also important steps for breast health.
Avoid drug-related health problems by staying informed
Sunday, 12 October 2008 09:09
By Barbara E. Riley
Director, Ohio Department of Aging

Older adults make up nearly 13 percent of the population, but they buy 33 percent of all prescription drugs and 40 percent of all over-the-counter medicines, according to the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities. Studies also show that most older Americans live with at least one chronic condition, take multiple medications, consult several healthcare providers and use more than one pharmacy.
Forum stresses, “We need to talk about our kids”
Written by Tammy Walro   
Sunday, 12 October 2008 09:08
A community forum themed, “We Need to Talk About Our Kids” will be held Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Clay High School auditorium.

The program, presented by Oregon Community and Family Coalition, Courage to Change and Oregon City Schools, will offer a frank discussion regarding drug and alcohol use among youths, what can be done to prevent it and how to find help when it’s needed, according to Tana M. Schiewer, executive director of the OCFC.
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