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Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

Health
This week, Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center though, she's also a former patient there. Teacher snaps photo of cancer survivor on 1st and last day of school When she was 2 years old, Brown was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of childhood cancer of the connective tissue. She underwent chemotherapy for a year at the AFLAC Cancer Center. All the while, she said, her parents tried to help her have a normal life, watching movies while she was in the hospital. By the time, Brown reached high school, she had been active in competitive gymnastics and competitive cheerleading for years. The...
New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

Health
A new study found that women who undergo a cesarean section delivery may have an increased risk of complications when undergoing a hysterectomy later in life. Women who have undergone one cesarean delivery had a 31.1 percent increased risk of re-operation after a hysterectomy later in life, when compared with women having only vaginal deliveries, according to the study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery journal. Meanwhile, women who have had two or more cesarean deliveries may have an even higher risk of a re-operation following a hysterectomy, researchers found. The study comes at a time when approximately one-third of all births in the United States are deliveries by C-section, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P...
Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later

Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later

Health
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- U.S. veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries may struggle with severe headaches years later, a new study finds.The study included 172 vets who served in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2 and 11 years before the study began. Half suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, during deployment; half did not.A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Besides headache, it can lead to post-traumatic stress, depression and sleep disorders, as well as problems with thinking and muscle control, the researchers explained.The researchers assessed the number of vets with the worst headaches, which were described as "disabling" or "severe." A disabling headache was one so bad the veteran stopped all activity and was bedridden...
Are you a high-earning executive? Deferring compensation now could help you in retirement later

Are you a high-earning executive? Deferring compensation now could help you in retirement later

Finance
There are obviously many retirement vehicles you, as a corporate executive, have considered, but have you overlooked the option of the company-sponsored non-qualified deferred compensation plan?Significant wealth may be created in NQDC plans, where assets have the opportunity to compound tax-free and investment options are frequently attractive. Two times a year, corporate executives are offered the option of deferring a portion of their compensation in order to put away money for their retirement in these plans. Quickly approaching is the June 30 deadline for deferring variable or incentive compensation for this year.Basic modeling shows that assets invested inside a deferred compensation plan for 10 years would grow 1.75 percent more annually than the same amount invested for the same pe...