You may have heard conflicting advice as to when and how often you should get a mammogram. Indisputably, mammography continues to be the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Early detection through screenings, increased awareness and better treatment options have contributed to a 39% decrease of breast cancer-related deaths over the last 26 years.
Lima Memorial Health System will host the annual Fall Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Symposium on Saturday, October 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Auxiliary Conference Center for all local emergency medical service providers.
Obesity is prevalent among the pediatric population, with CDC statistics showing numbers as high as 17% among children and adolescents from 2-19 years old. The numbers are much higher in Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks. Definition of obesity is based on meeting the 95th percentile and above for Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to other kids of the same age and gender.