Exercise may reduce cancer risk
Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Women who engaged in at least an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25 percent lower risk for breast cancer, and those who walked for at least seven hours a week had a 14 percent lower risk for breast cancer, in the study of 73,615 postmenopausal women.
Among the study's participants, 4,760 subsequently developed breast cancer.
The researchers found that about 9.2 percent of the participants did not partake in any physical activity, and about 47 percent of them reported walking as their only activity.
Researchers determined that the benefits of physical activity and walking were not influenced by body type (BMI and weight gain) or hormonal status (postmenopausal hormone use and estrogen receptor status).
New treatment options offered
Oklahomans dealing with difficulty walking or hand paralysis as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis or other central nervous conditions such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury have two new treatment options.
Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation is among a select group of facilities in the country to offer the wireless NESS L300® Foot Drop System and the NESS H200® Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System.
Free patient screening days will be offered on Nov. 4-5 at two Oklahoma City facilities to showcase both of these systems.
Screenings will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5300 N Independence, Suite 100, and 4100 S Douglas Ave.
To secure a spot, call (800) 211-9136; press option 2.
5k to aid dog rescue efforts
The 5k Ghost Runners Dog Run is scheduled for Oct. 27 at Lake Hefner's Stars and Stripes Park in Oklahoma City.
The event is hosted by Heartland Weimaraner Rescue, with FIAT of Edmond, Red Coyote Running and Fitness and Purina Pro Plan as sponsors.
The race allows participants to run with or without a dog. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs and will be allowed to complete the entire run with them as long as the dogs are leashed and runner-friendly.