Are you a smoker or use tobacco and scared about lung cancer? Or have you quit, but still worry about the toll on health? According to the American Cancer Society, in 2012, about 42 million Americans used tobacco products – ranging from cigarettes, to cigars, e-cigarettes, hookahs, and chews or spit tobacco. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. Every year, it claims more lives than colon, breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers combined.
The Tulsa Roughnecks and Hillcrest HealthCare System recently announced a major partnership between the two organizations. In the agreement, Hillcrest HealthCare System will be the Official Medical Provider of the Roughnecks soccer team as well as the presenting sponsor of the team’s inaugural 2015 season.
“Today is an important day for our new soccer team,” said Roughnecks President Mike Melega. “The commitment given by Hillcrest HealthCare System is big for professional soccer in Tulsa and is a great first step for a successful return to the pro game for our city.”
What do you do when pain takes you away from your job and doing what you love? Unfortunately, that is the case for millions of Americans living with chronic and persistent knee pain. It is debilitating, forcing some to earlier retirement, withdraw from hobbies and trying to find a new way to live as their mobility continues to decrease. Knee pain has led to 4.7 million replacement surgeries in the U.S. as patients seek to reduce pain and restore function, according to recent data.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month – a time health care providers bring the number one cause-related killer in the United States into the public conversation to learn more about what we can do to prevent, detect and treat this deadly illness to help save lives. The fact remains that lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. Each year, more than a quarter of a million Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and each year it claims the lives of 165,000 people.
It was “the most debilitating thing someone could have,” according to 65 year old rancher and avid outdoors-man Melvin Mills. “It started when I was 45,” he remembers. “Nobody knew what it was.” Then in 2005, Melvin met Dr. David Sandler, who diagnosed him with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and warned him it could worsen.
Judy Marshall is making a difference in her community as a result of surviving two heart attacks. When her heart took her off the road, Marshall decided to channel the energy she put forth into driving a truck across the country into her hometown one project at a time. Here is her Oklahoma Heart Institute story.
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