Hearing a cancer diagnosis affects each person individually differently. However, with the aid of family and friends any person can get through the trying time.
While we acknowledge various cancers throughout the year — breast cancer in October being the primary focus of cancer awareness — there are other cancers such as colorectal cancer that affects many people.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer.
Coming in first place for cancer deaths is lung cancer.
Residents feeling the squeeze over school supply lists this fall have plenty of help to ease their burden. Throughout the city and parish various churches, organizations and nonprofits are gathering school supplies, donations and funds to help send Lincoln Parish students back to school.
Louisiana Tech University ranks No.1 among all public and private institutions in the state, according to PayScale.com’s 2015 College Return on Investment Report.
Tech earned Louisiana’s highest ranking in both annual percent ROI and 20-year net ROI for students living on campus and receiving financial aid, and who are paying in-state or out-of-state tuition, according to PayScale.com.
Temperatures are set to reach the triple digits later this week, and with that come a spike in the chance of heat related illnesses.
Luckily the best defense against heat related illness is prevention.
The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following tips:
• Drink more fluids regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
• Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.