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4/7/03

HealthWise at 5 From 4.7

  • Ovarian Cancer Mice

Genetically engineered mice may someday be callled super heroes in the fight against Ovearian Cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have produced a line of mice that develop Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, the most comon and deadly form of human ovarian cancer. By observing the progression of the disease, researchers are hopeful they will find new ways to detect ovarian cancer at an early stage. When the disease is identified early, the survival rate is nearly 90%. However, most women aren't diagnosed util far later, dropping survival to less than 40%.

  • Old Ankle Sprains

If the weekend leagues are calling your name, think about past ankle injuries before you rush into action. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons says that baby boomers with long-forgotten ankle injuries may re-open old wounds when they increase activity. So, any sign of swelling or pain after your big game needs to be looked at by a doctor.

The foot and ankle surgeons say that doesn't mean you're on the road to surgery because there are non-surgical ways to help re-hab your ankles so you can be stronger player when you get back in the game.

  • Sex Talk

If you've got kids in the house, the subject of the 'birds and the bees' is certain to come up. A new book, mixing humor and advice, might help you get ready for those discussions. It's called 'Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex...But Were Afriad They'd Ask.'

It covers a gamut of subjects from helping your kids though puberty, to how to handle sexuality play by preschoolers.  Find out much more about the book by (clicking here). 

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