- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)1
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
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,