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Is your bra smart enough to detect breast cancer?
A team of researchers in the United Kingdom claim that their Smart Bra can. The device utilizes microwaves to detect temperature changes in the breast that may point to the early stages of breast cancer before it can spread. It’s not on the market yet, but it’s unclear whether it will work or not.     


The sexualization of young girls.
The Doctors discuss the disturbing trend of media outlets and manufacturers marketing sexually suggestive products such as stripper poles, racy clothing and padded bras to young girls. “Can’t we just let kids be kids?” Dr. Ordon asks. Dr. Travis takes issue with the media oftentimes glamorizing teen pregnancy. Dr. Ordon stresses the importance of sex education in schools, and Dr. Lisa adds, “The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any developed country. We are in a crisis!”

It’s more important than ever to talk with your teens and tweens about sex. Dr. Lisa braves “the talk” with 10-year-old girls at a slumber party, and what they already know is shocking! She shares her list of dos and don’ts to best educate and protect your daughters.

Next, 3-year-old Madelyn saved her mother, Jessica’s, life by calling 911 when Jessica fainted. If something happened to you, would your child know what to do? Jessica shares the song that she taught Madelyn to call the paramedics in case of emergency. 

Then, according to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the most common cancer in women. However, early detection can reduce the risk of developing terminal cancer by 30 percent! Mammograms are an excellent diagnostic tool, but unfortunately, one in three women over the age of 40 do not go in for the recommended screenings.

Forty-three-year-old Suzanne just had her first mammogram, and leading radiologist Dr. Lawrence Bassett explains the results. He demonstrates the advanced diagnostic capabilities of digital mammography and shows the difference between a healthy breast and a cancerous mass. Dr. Lisa says that women who perform the recommended monthly self- breast exams find a whopping 90 percent of all masses. She demonstrates how to do a self-breast exam and emphasizes that early detection saves lives.   

 

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OAD 12/24/08

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