Cancer Rates Decline but the Disease Still Too Common April is Cancer Control Month; a good time to highlight the many recent advances in the fight against cancer. Here’s the good news—cancer rates and deaths have declined for the past two decades, for several reasons. Cancer screenings, such as mammograms, have become more effective in [...]
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Do You Need a Colonoscopy? Do you need a colonoscopy? If you are age 50 or older, the answer is a definite “YES!” March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s time to get serious about a medical condition that costs the lives of more than 50,000 Americans every year. What is colorectal cancer and [...]
Ruthanna “Frenchy” Lightcap If you have ever visited Union Hospital’s Good as New Thrift Shop you have probably seen Ruthanna Lightcap. Although, you’d probably know her as “Frenchy”—Union Hospital’s volunteer extraordinaire. We wanted to know more about Frenchy’s life before she came to Union, but little did we know that she has been quite the [...]
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Union Hospital officially celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated cafeteria with a ribbon cutting and name unveiling ceremony. The renovation is the first since the cafeteria was originally constructed in 1972. The updated space comes with a brand-new name, Café 106, and offers [...]
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Dr. Sirin Pandey, of Union Endocrinology, has written a very educational and informative article that will be helpful for anyone with questions about their risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.