HARRISBURG, Pa. — You are invited to participate in this year’s “Fight for Air” Walk to help to raise awareness of lung disease and the need for better treatments and a cure. The walk will take place Sunday, October 14 at the Carousel Pavilion, Harrisburg City Island. Registration and fun begins at noon with the walk beginning at 1 p.m.
Doctors and dentists are in an advantageous position to counsel patients about tobacco use and cessation. Developing relationships that allow for open and honest communication about tobacco use is key in helping patients take that critical step in deciding to quit.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act won't be fully implemented for at least another year-and-a-half. If it survives what could be a new Congress next year, there are sure to be many questions about the healthcare law, as it is still called by some.
Five years ago on October 21, Diana Denenberg Durand died after an incredible 18 year heroic battle against breast cancer. During that time she faced and DEFEATED the cancer as it re-occurred - at first in a breast, then six years later her other breast, then her bones, next to her liver, and finally in her brain.
Each year, students across PA raise money to help kids who are fighting a tough fight against cancer. In 2012, they raised over 10 million dollars through THON events! The Beecher family is featured in this new documentary that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.
Central PA prostate cancer survivors and advocates Jay Snyder and Thomas Goodman, Jr., report back from the ZERO Summit to End Prostate Cancer in Washington D.C. where they learned about the latest in prostate cancer awareness, research and legislation.
Before an advance screening at witf of the new WPSU documentary, "Why We Dance: The Story of THON," Shane Beecher painted a moving portrait of his young son Charlie's cancer journey- from the anguish of a diagnosis to the comfort that the doctors, nurses, child life specialist and music therapists offered the family along the way. The Four Diamonds Fund & THON made this possible.
Tobacco use is evaluated as a fifth vital sign in many doctors’ offices today. It has been added to the preliminary physical assessment because it is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. It is highly encouraged to involve the healthcare provider in preparation, duration, and follow-up along the Tobacco Quit journey. It’s called a journey because it is a process that needs to be embraced by the individual that is fighting to achieve and maintain tobacco free living. Tobacco addiction is real and it has three parts to it, and to conquer it, it must be attacked from all sides. It is mental, physical, and social. (Freedom From Smoking, 2010 American Lung Association)