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Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study

Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study

The Houston County chapter of the American Cancer society is participating in ACS CPS-3 (Cancer Prevention Study.)   According to their website, the purpose of CPS-3 is to "better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations."

It's open to anyone ages 30-69 who has never been diagnosed with cancer (exculding basil or squamous cell skin cancer.)  To particpate, schedule an enrollment appointment (you can do so here) At that appointment, you will sign an informed consent form, fill out a brief survey, provide a waist circumference measurement, as well as give a small blood sample (taken by a certified phlebotomist.) 

PHOTO OF THE DAY | Storm Over Warner Robins

PHOTO OF THE DAY | Storm Over Warner Robins

Thanks to James Davidson, who captured this storm from the Houston Medical Center.

To share your photos, email whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Vein Specialists of the South

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Vein Specialists of the South

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for Vein Specialists of the South’s new location in Warner Robins, GA.

                          

Since 1997, Vein Specialists of the South, LLC has been dedicated to the minimally invasive treatment of venous diseases such as varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and leg swelling.  As the area’s first and only dedicated vein clinic, VSS offers a combination of cutting-edge technology in a professional manner with a personal touch.

 

Golf Tournament at Waterford Golf Club

Golf Tournament at Waterford Golf Club

For more information, call 478-501-8107 or email bonaireboysclub@cox.net

Veteran Benefit Claims Briefing

Veteran Benefit Claims Briefing

A veterans' claims briefing will be held on base Thursday morning.

From the Robins AFB Facebook page:

Former Houston Hospital Tech to Plead Guilty in Hepatitis C Case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A hospital technician accused of causing a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis C last year is set to plead guilty in New Hampshire federal court in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years.

A plea agreement filed Monday says the deal would allow David Kwiatkowski to avoid criminal charges in Kansas, Maryland and Georgia.

Kwiatkowski is accused of injecting himself with the painkiller fentanyl using stolen syringes, then replacing the drug with saline before the tainted syringes were used on patients.

The plea deal says dozens of patients were infected and hepatitis C genetically linked to Kwiatkowski's strain played a "contributing role" in one Kansas patient's death.

The agreement says the traveling cardiac technologist will plead guilty to seven counts each of tampering with a consumer product and obtaining controlled substances by fraud.

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

When you treat yourself to a Dairy Queen blizzard this Thursday, you're also treating the Children's Miracle Network.

Thursday marks Miracle Treat Day, a day where at least a dollar from every blizzard will go to Children's Miracle Network, according to a release.

Last year nationwide and in Canada, the fundraiser brought almost $5 million to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

The Children's Hospital of the Medical Center of Central Georgia is a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.