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12/19/03

HealthWise at 5 From 12.19

  • Cancer Detector

A device originally used to locate non-metallic explosives has found a new job, to find tumors. The Trimprob, developed by Galileo Avionica, is a special detector baton and computer system. As a first-line, non-invasive exam tool, the baton is waved near the body. If electromagnetic waves from the baton meet up with inflamed or altered tissue, a graphic display indicates a tumor or other problem may exist, and further diagnostic tests should be scheduled.

  • Senior Talking Web

An online health information resource for older adults not only provides written info, it will even talk to you if you like! The National Institutes of Health has launched nihseniorhealth.gov . The site is chock-full of health information targeted to senior adults, with topics ranging from arthritis to prostate cancer. The site can be customized for easier reading by changing text size or contrast, and if you turn "speech" on, you can listen to items you select.

  • Blood Drive

Don't forget the Country Christmas Blood Drive is traveling across the South Plains and on Saturday, even on a Saturday, technicians will be rolling into Littlefield because the United Blood Services mobile unit is set to take donations at the First United Methodist Church in Littlefield from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. In Lubbock, donations can be made on Saturday at the UBS main office at 2523 48th Street from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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