Monday, April 26, 2010

Chernobyl Anniversary Video

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant24 years ago (April 26, 1986) one of the reactors at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine ( near Prypiat) had a meltdown. The resulting fire sent radioactive fallout into the atmosphere over an extensive geographical area. This accident is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and generated concerns around the safety of nuclear power plants. Dr. Janette Sherman, editor of the book Chernobyl, discusses these concerns in a short video clip on

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy Height March 24, 1912 - April 20, 2010

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Civil Rights Leader Dr. Dorothy Height celebrated her 98th birthday on March 24, 2010. Watch video interview done March 15, 2010.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Breast Cancer

Did you know...
that one in eight women will have breast cancer at some point in her life?

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors
Two of the major risk factors for breast cancer can’t be controlled: Age and genetics. Incidences of breast cancer dramatically increase with age. Those who have a family history of breast cancer or who carry the gene for breast cancer are also at a higher risk.

Modifiable Risk Factors

Other risk factors can be influenced by lifestyle choices:

* Age at First Pregnancy
Women who have their first child after age 30 are at greater risk.

* Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women who take post-menopausal estrogen supplementation are at a greater risk.

* Childless
Women who don’t have children have a higher risk.

* Alcohol Intake
Having more than one drink a day puts a woman at higher risk.

* Body Mass
A higher body mass means a higher risk.

* Exercise
There is some evidence that regular exercise lowers risk.
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