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January: Cervical Awareness Month Understanding gynecologic cancer

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Roughly 98,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year. These diseases will claim some 30,000 lives, says the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. Awareness of what constitutes a gynecologic cancer, as well as its risks and warning signs, may encourage women to prioritize preventive measures.

Staging and Ovarian Cancer

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No one wants to hear that they or a loved one has cancer. But knowing what to expect can help patients and their families cope and confront the disease with the strength necessary to overcome it.

Hormone replacement therapy and menopause

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Menopause is a natural occurrence that takes place in a woman’s life around the age of 50. Menopause is marked by bodily changes that represent the end of a woman’s ability to bear children.

Understanding infertility

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Welcoming a baby into the family is often the most joyous event in a couple’s life. The prospect of welcoming a newborn child into their homes compels many people to keep working toward that goal, even when an issue like infertility unexpectedly arises.

Substitute teaching allowed Madill resident to discover career path

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Volunteering as a substitute teacher while in college, Madill native Emily Burns discovered her calling and was compelled to alter her career path. While studying prerequisite courses for optometry school at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, she enlisted to substitute teach at a local high school.

Prepare a garden for spring planting

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The final weeks of winter, and even the first few weeks of spring, are still chilly in many parts of the world. Despite those last vestiges of winter chills, late winter is a great time to begin preparing gardens for the coming planting season.