Monthly Archives: February 2009

What causes cancer?

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

Some kinds of cancer are caused by things people do. Smoking can cause cancers of the lungs, mouth, throat, bladder, kidneys and several other organs, as well as heart disease and stroke. While not everyone who smokes will get cancer, smoking increases a person’s chance of getting the disease. Drinking a lot of alcohol has also been shown to increase a person’s chance of getting cancer of the mouth, throat, … Read More


Cancer’s racial gap narrowing, yet challenges persist

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

Racial disparity in cancer death rates is decreasing, but African Americans continue to bear a greater cancer burden than whites, according to Cancer Facts and Figures for African Americans 2009-2010, the latest edition of the American Cancer Society’s biannual report.

Cancer death rates among African Americans have been steadily decreasing since 1991. However, the numbers are still much higher than in whites. According to the report, cancer death rates in … Read More


Defining cancer and its origins

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start … Read More


What are the risk factors for cancer?

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of getting a disease. Some risk factors can be changed, and others cannot. Risk factors for cancer can include a person’s age, sex, and family medical history. Others are linked to cancer-causing factors in the environment. Still others are related to lifestyle choices such as tobacco and alcohol use, diet, and sun exposure.

Having a risk factor for cancer means … Read More


Who gets cancer?

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

Over one million people get cancer each year. Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Anyone can get cancer at any age; however, about 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people age of 55 and older. Although cancer occurs in Americans of all racial and ethnic groups, the … Read More


Trout filled mountain streams a Winter fishing destination

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

The crisp, swift-flowing waters of north Georgia’s rivers and creeks offer an abundance of trout angling opportunities this winter.

Home to some of the southeast’s finest trout streams and three species of trout – rainbow, brown and brook trout – Georgia claims nearly 4,000 miles of streams, and more than half lie in the northern part of the state in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Winter is a particularly attractive time … Read More


Parent advisory council meeting to be held

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

The Emanuel County School System will hold a district-wide parent advisory council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Parent Resource Center. The council, dedicated to promoting an outstanding educational system in our community, will be created to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement. Effective communication systems between schools, staff, parents, administration and the community are key to the success of the council. … Read More


EMC OB prize winner

Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

  • EMC OB prize winner

  • EMC OB prize winner

    Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

    Ms. Tylesha Tarver is the winner of deluxe bouncy seat donated to EMC by WalMart of Swainsboro. Presenting the gift to Tylesha and her infant daughter, Taniya Lee, is Ms. Willette Cavanah, LPN.

    The monthly drawing is one way the OB department and Dr. Jorgen Olsson are showing their appreciation to their patients for utilizing the services of “The Family Place” at Emanuel Medical Center. One lucky winner will be … Read More


    Swainsboro Tigers baseball updates

    Posted on February 25, 2009 12:12 am by Emanuel County Live

    The Tigers won the season opener versus Washington County  7-3. 

    Cross Creek (away) on Thursday.


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