- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)2
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Kelso resident brings home $60K in lottery winnings (12/14/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Insurance building's renovation part of Coalter family's commitment to region (12/15/17)3
- Three-vehicle wreck ends up with parked car crashing through business wall (12/16/17)3
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
Fighting breast cancer
As a health care professional, I commend the courageous women -- including Hollywood star Giuliana Rancic and Red Cross president Gail McGovern -- who have shared details about their battle with breast cancer. It can be a devastating disease. The American Cancer Society reports it will affect one in eight women at some point in our lives. The good news: We can fight back.
The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends a cancer-fighting diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. A new study in Annals of Oncology finds women who consume at least one cruciferous vegetable each week reduce their breast cancer risk by 17 percent.
Vegetarian diets play an important role in cancer prevention. They also help fight obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This October, let's show support for all the women in our lives -- mothers, daughters, aunts and sisters -- by filling up on healthful plant-based foods.
SUSAN LEVIN, director of nutrition education,
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine,