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Women encouraged to learn cancer risk factors as Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches

Breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men in the United States during the course of their lifetime, and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. While breast cancer is most often found in women who are age 50 and older, the disease can also affect younger women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about...

Too fat to fight? Generals say too many young adults unfit to serve, blame school junk food

  By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   A new report from the Department of Defense found that 73 percent of young adults in Kentucky aren’t qualified to serve in the military, mostly because they are overweight. That is the eighth highest ineligibility rate in the nation.   Nearly one-third of all Americans ages 17 to 24 are too overweight for military service.   “Too...