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“Affair of the Heart” luncheon Feb. 29 singles out effect of heart disease on women

By   /  February 24, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet     Written by Carolyn Maschke   Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man’s disease, around the same number of women as men die from it each year in the United States. To help raise awareness about the toll heart disease takes on women, the Dougherty County Health Department, the Albany [...]

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Early detection boosts survival rates in women with breast cancer

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Health, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet By Carolyn Maschke   Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women – and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States – but mammography can detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Mammography can detect breast cancer [...]

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