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While cancer affects people of various ages, races, ethnicities and sexes, it does not affect them equally. Differences in genetics, hormones, environmental exposures (social determinants of health), and many other factors can lead to differences in risk and death rates among various populations. The most common risks for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. However, there are other factors that, depending on your race or ethnicity, could also put some women at greater risk than others.

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The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved over-the-counter hearing aids, much like reading glasses, that you can pick up at your local Walmart or Walgreens sometime in the near future. What do over-the-counter hearing aids (OTCs) mean for the general public? How will you know which one is best for you? Dr. Mary Chatelain from Pinnacle Hearing recently went on AFMC TV to discuss this news and what it means for people.

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The U.S. has made great progress in breast cancer screening, early detection and treatment, lowering the death rate from breast cancer significantly. However, in rural states like Arkansas, many women still struggle to have their needs met due to financial, informational and transportation barriers that restrict their access to screening. This blog provides information about the resources that providers can use to educate patients on cheaper, more convenient ways to get screened.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This blog post discusses the importance of scheduling your mammogram appointments through organizations like CARTI and reveals the history of the famous “pink ribbon” you see everywhere during the month of October.

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Now that summer has officially ended, it’s time to consider scheduling a skin check with your local dermatologist. Dr. Rebecca Denniston, PA-C from Dermatology Group of Arkansas, recently went on AFMC TV to discuss some warning signs that may warrant a checkup and the overall importance of regular checkups, either by yourself or with a dermatologist. Though it may not seem like it, dermatology appointments are just as important as your dental, vision, or primary care checkups.

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What comes to mind when you think about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC)? Fishing? Hunting? Kayaking? While we're all familiar with these types of programs, not many people are familiar with the educational programs AGFC offers every year. Trey Reid with AGFC stopped by AFMC TV to talk to us about these amazing educational programs across the state. There is a lot to talk about, so get ready to take in all the hidden gems that AGFC offers through its education programs.

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