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Science
4:29 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Purple Lights Illuminate Paducah's Noble Park for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United State, according to the American Cancer Society. With a five-year survival rate of six percent, it's also one of the deadliest. One of the primary reasons for this is that there is currently no early detection method or screening available, and the cancer is typically diagnosed after spreading to other organs.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is determined to double the survivor rate by 2020 through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy. On the local level, West Kentucky's volunteer team led by Carol Foreman hosts a Purple Light event this Sunday in Noble Park, celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones lost and inspiring the community. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Environment
9:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts

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The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites. 

UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.

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Health
7:38 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Researchers Study Exercise During Pregnancy for Child Cancer Protection

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  An area of cancer research at the University of Kentucky is focusing on exercise for mothers during pregnancy to help prevent cancer in their children.  

Second year grad student Alyssa Jarrel is involved in conducting the study and said the research has focused so far on mice, but could very well have implications for humans.  

  "Pregnancy is such a short term intervention and it can have long term benefits for the offspring.  So, we're talking nine months for an intervention for the mom to have lifetime benefits for the child,"  Jarrel said.

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Society
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Murray Relay For Life: New Time, New Location

The Relay for Life is an opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what one can do to reduce cancer risk, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Murray's Relay for Life Publicity Chair, Betsy Whitfield, visits Sounds Good to tell us about a new time for this year's event: April 18 and 19, and a new location: The Expo Center on College Farm Road.

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Science
2:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Hospital Joins National Effort to Educate Importance of Colorectal Screenings

From left to right: Kate Lochte, Jimmie Sue Mathis, Rhonda Boone

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital joins the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings. Murray Calloway County Hospital's Bariatric Solutions Nurse Practitioner Rhonda Boone and cancer survivor Jimmie Sue Mathis visit Sounds Good to talk about colorectal cancer awareness.

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Science
2:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Baptist Health Hosts Forum on Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Baptist Health Paducah hosts a forum about new National Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines and their impact on Kentucky. We learn more about the forum, which is this Friday (December 6), from Jamie Smith of the Kentucky Cancer Program. See more at westernbaptist.com.

Business
2:48 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Rockin' 4 Research in Madisonville Benefits Cancer Society

Madisonville Hudson Toyota's Lisa Moberly talks about its "Rockin' 4 Research Festival" featuring six live bands and Relay for Life teams at the dealership Saturday, raising money for the American Cancer Society. 

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Society
6:14 am
Wed October 2, 2013

TN Woman Arrested After False Cancer Claims

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Gibson County mother yesterday.

This came after she solicited funds for her family saying her son has cancer, when in fact, he does not have the disease.

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Society
11:33 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Participate in National Cancer Prevention Study 3

Murray Calloway County Hospital’s Mary Heff and Melissa Ross speak with Kate Lochte about the National Cancer Prevention Study-3, at Murray September 19 – 21. It's a landmark study and opportunity in Murray for anyone between the ages of  30 and 65 years old. They talk about the first two studies: the first from the 1950s, was a look at how smoking relates to cancer; the second, from the 80s, centered around nutrition guidelines for preventative methods like how sitting longer shortens longetivity. The third study will consist of doing a survey at home and then going to the Murray Calloway County Hospital. The goal is to find links among people across the nation to find out what causes cancer and what can be done to prevent cancer. See more about this study.

Society
1:38 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Chairs That Care Auction & Social for Cancer Care Center of Henry County

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Kate Lochte speaks with Casey Brown of the Cancer Care Center of Henry County. She's the Center's liaison with the Caring Hearts Fund of Paris of the Henry County Healthcare Foundation that's hosting the second Annual Chairs That Care Auction & Social this Saturday at the Paris Winery, from 4 - 7 p.m. According to their website, they ended up with over 70 chairs and raised over $3,600 for the care center. This year, their goal is 100 chairs. See more on their website.

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