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Local woman preparing for the battle against cancer

By Calen McKinney

“How about this one?” they ask.


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Kentucky's cigarette tax needs increasing

Here’s hoping Kentucky shared in the national decline in teen smoking reported recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

USA Today attributes an “historic drop in smoking,” not just among teens but across all age groups, to a 62-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax in 2009.

Raising the federal tax to $1.01 a pack has brought in about $30 billion in new revenue to the U.S. treasury.

Meanwhile, some 3 million fewer Americans smoked in 2011 than in 2009, even though the population has increased.


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A new life

By James Roberts

 


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TRH participating in national study by American Cancer Society

Cancer study seeks 200 participants

By Calen McKinney

 


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Taylor Regional Hospital, Taylor County Healthy Living Coalition conducting studies of local health

Cancer, health studies being conducted

By Calen McKinney

 

They are both free, take minutes to complete and could provide information to help make the community healthier.

Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in an initiative by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.


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$37,000 already collected, more donations expected

Relay for Life expects to top goal of $40,000

By Calen McKinney

They met their goal. Not only did more people participate, they also raised more money to help fight cancer.

Taylor County’s annual Relay for Life events were Friday and Saturday at Taylor County High School’s track.

Jamaal Stiles, chair of this year’s events, said the goal was to raise $40,000. As of last weekend, about $37,000 had been collected with more donations expected.

Last year, he said, about $32,500 was raised.

“We’re so happy,” Stiles said.


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Relay for Life is Friday at TCHS track

Davis learns men can get breast cancer, too

By Calen McKinney

 


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This week is Sun Safety Week

Don't get burned, be sun safe this summer

By Calen McKinney

 


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A member of the CKNJ staff learns he has leukemia

Cancer comes home

By The Staff

Cancer is a disease that has touched almost everyone. If not in our own lives, or in those of our families, almost all of us have had a friend or coworker touched by the dreaded disease.
Here at the CKNJ, we are no different. Many of us have lost friends and loved ones, and we have had others in our lives to experience a scare with cancer. Now, we have been given the news that cancer has come to a member of the CKNJ family.
James Roberts, a longtime reporter with us, has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.


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Cancer Registrars Week begins Monday

Cancer registrars throughout the world will join their colleagues, fellow medical professionals and community leaders to observe National Cancer Registrars Week, which runs today through Friday.
The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the foundation cancer registrars provide for cancer research, prevention and treatment.
Among those observing the week locally will be Sam Underwood, tumor registrar, and JoAnn Smith, cancer conference coordinator. Both work in the tumor registry program at Taylor Regional Hospital.


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