Breast Care Grants, Breast Cancer Vaccine, Wireless vital signs
Breast Care Grants
|Updated: 5/17/2012 5:38 pm
||Published: 5/17/2012 4:48 pm
The Breast Care Program receives nearly 200 thousand dollars from the Susan G. Komen for the cure Arkansas affliate.
The program is within the Arkansas Health Department.
It's the largest among 23 grants awarded to state organizations.
The grant will be used to fund breast care's bridging the screening gap program.
It allows breast care to provide screenings to 1100 women in 63 counties.
Breast Cancer Vaccine
Researchers are working on a vaccine that may help prevent the recurrence of breast cancer.
The study is underway at the MD Anderson cancer center in Houston.
Doctor Michele Zembo is one of those getting the experimental vaccine.
She hopes it will prevent her breast cancer from coming back.
Some women in the study had mild side effects including flu-like symptoms.
Researchers say the vaccine teaches the body to recognize cancer cells, and allow the body's own immune system to destroy them.
Wireless vital signs
The FCC plans to allocate spectrum band-width so doctors can monitor their patient's vital signs wirelessly.
Patients would wear low-cost sensors attached to their bodies.
Doctors can then monitor vital signs at home or in a hospital.
FCC officials say the amount of radiation involved with these devices is so low that they would pose no health risks.
The agency will vote on the plan next week.
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