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Prostate cancer screenings increase in number

first_img “We want to reach out to those areas with free screenings because early diagnosis is the key,” he said. “If we can catch the cancer at the early stage, lives can be saved.”For those who missed the free screenings, the next and nearest opportunities to participate in the Urology Centers of Alabama free screenings will be at the Lowndes County Health Department on May 4 and the Butler County Health Department on June 8. For more information contact the health departments in Lowndes County at 334-548-2564 and in Butler County at 334-382-3154. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Brundidge native Dr. Michael Bivins, Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham, conducted free prostate cancer screenings at the Pike County Health Department Saturday. Nurse Keith Barron administered the test to Bivins’ brother, Chad Bivins. His mother Connie Bivins is also pictured.Urology Centers of Alabama offered free prostate cancer screenings Saturday at the Pike County Health Department and 137 men took advantage of the opportunity.“Saturday was a wonderful experience and everyone was very appreciative of us being in Pike County,” said Dr. Michael Bivins, Urology Centers of Alabama in Birmingham. “We screened 137 men, which was an increase of 23 from last year. That is a good indication of how this screening is growing and that the men of Pike County are overcoming the fear associated with prostate cancer screenings.”Bivins said that he screened men Saturday as young as 37 and as old as 87. By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Skipcenter_img Sponsored Content Print Article “I think that is a good representation of the entire community,” he said. “We appreciate all the hard work the Pike County Health Department did to notify the residents of Pike County about the screening.”Bivins said that one in six men will have prostate cancer. The screenings only take about 10 and those 10 minutes could save a man’s life.For that reason, Urology Centers of Alabama offers the opportunity for free prostate cancer screenings in rural Alabama and to underserved populations. By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Prostate cancer screenings increase in number You Might Like Bronner talks economy Dr. David Bronner isn’t shy about creating controversy. Bronner, chief executive officer of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, brought a… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Letting religion in

first_imgWhen you see the word “veritas” standing alone, you likely think of Harvard. You probably even know that the word is Latin for truth. But what you may not know is that the University’s motto has decidedly religious origins.The word is a key to the Latin saying “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae,” or “Truth for Christ and the Church,” Harvard’s original motto before it was shortened.With a nod to that venerable religious tradition, the Veritas Forum, a nonprofit founded at Harvard by a group of students, faculty, and ministers in 1992 to explore “life’s big questions,” asked two renowned political philosophers on Tuesday to discuss the hot topic: “Does religion have a role in public life?”Harvard’s justice guru Michael Sandel and Jean Bethke Elshtain of the University of Chicago Divinity School explored how the teachings of myriad faiths can help inform civic discourse.In his remarks, Sandel suggested that a public discourse that disregards moral and religious convictions is “a mistake.” Ignoring such input, said the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, means we “cut ourselves off from a range of considerations that ought to matter in the way we govern our lives together.”Critics of the notion of a firm separation of church and state, he said, miss the point. “One of the strongest arguments for the separation of church and state is precisely to allow free scope for pluralist argument and engagement from all traditions — secular and faith traditions — in politics.”While welcoming competing voices and opinions encourages a “clamorous and contentious” debate, it also encourages a “morally more robust one than the kind we have become accustomed to,” said Sandel. “Rather than aspire to a toleration of avoidance,” he added, “we should aspire to a pluralism of engagement about hard moral, spiritual, and religious questions.”Sandel, whose most recent book is “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets,” offered the nation’s widening income gap as sobering proof of the need to include the “habits and attitudes and virtues that often find articulation and expression in various faith traditions.”He fears that those who are well off increasingly accept the assumption that they alone possess the talents and gifts that society values, and therefore they alone deserve the rewards. “That leads to a warped attitude toward one’s own success,” he said, “that is corrosive and overreaching.”“It’s the idea that merit, success, money, and wealth is the crowning virtue, that ‘I earned it, and therefore it’s mine,’ rather than being alive to the sense in which ‘I am the bearer of gifts that are not my own doing, and much of my good fortune may be thanks to that.’ And that … can support a notion of solidarity that is harder and harder to come by.”Elshtain, who was raised in the Christian tradition, said she “joined the community of those who chided those who believed,” while she was in college. She became a Deist while studying the Enlightenment. Ultimately, she realized that “much of what I thought I had rejected lived on and burst forth” in her writings, but also in her broader understanding of the world.Religious teachings, modes of thought “that helped shape the world,” should always be incorporated by wise political thinkers, said Elshtain, the author of several books, including “Sovereignty: God, State, and Self.”“In the West, one of those formative, formative movements and ways of being in the world is, of course, Christianity. We omit or forget this at our peril … we lose contact with the sources and the forces that have, for better or worse, made us who we are as persons and as a complex, diverse culture.”What’s needed to foster productive civic discourse, suggested Elshtain, is a type of toleration that recognizes the importance and validity of other forms of religious thought.  She offered the comments of Pope John Paul II during a visit to Kazakhstan in 2001 as an example of “an eloquent defense of toleration.”“When, in a society, citizens accept one another …  in their respective religious beliefs, it is easier to foster among them recognition of other human rights, and an understanding of the values on which a peaceful and productive coexistence may be based,” the pope said. “In fact, they feel a common bond in the awareness that they are brothers and sisters because they are children of the one God.”last_img read more

Unplugging From Technology, Plugging Into Nature

first_imgDo you ever wonder what life was like twenty years ago? How did people know when someone arrived at their house without receiving a “here” text? How did they know where the fish could be found without using a fish finder? In today’s world, technology is everywhere. It is nearly impossible to go a mere ten minutes without acknowledging some form of technology. We have lost the capability to indulge in an old fashioned adventure, one where you don’t know how long the trail is going to take, where it ends, or what previous riders, runners, fishers, or hikers thought about it. During spring break, I had the opportunity to do just that by unplugging from all technology and reflecting on its effect on our lives.After the stress and sweat of midterms was over, my friends Will, Luke, and I decided to spend our spring break backpacking along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park. This much-needed break from libraries and laptops was the perfect chance to get away from all technology and clear our minds. The trail still had traces of snow etched with fresh boot prints from other eager hikers. Although the trees still had not begun the regeneration that comes with the promise of new life, and the snow was still up to five inches deep in some spots, we ventured through the seemingly perfect 65 springtime degrees the first day we were out. We were able to take a detour to a glistening waterfall that, unlike my favorite playlist on Spotify or my favorite nature film on Netflix, sounded so impeccably crisp as it crashed into the crystal clear pool that soothingly splashed up to cool down our sweating faces.Our second day didn’t greet us too well. We woke up to a steady, albeit peaceful rainfall that would continue off and on throughout the day. The Appalachian Trail turned into a track of mud getting worse with every step as our boots trying to grip onto stable ground and push our bodies forward without slipping out and taking a nasty tumble. Muddy, damp, and drained, we set up camp about an hour away from dark.With no prior knowledge and no GPS to lead us, we let our curiosity guide us on one last adventure before dark. That’s the beauty of being unplugged — you let your true inner-self guide you with no expectations so that when you do find something amazing, you feel inspired and blessed as if this “gift” was handpicked for you. A few miles back there were cliffs we noticed on the way to our camp spot, cliffs begging to be climbed upon.Breathing heavily from the hike and ascent, I reached the top and gazed miles across the darkening mountains coated with a blanket of fog. It was uplifting and inspiring to know we didn’t follow the directions on our phone. We didn’t read about this breathtaking view on a website. We discovered it on our own and that feeling is indescribable.Laying down cuddled up in my sleeping bag as darkness filled the sky that night, I began thinking. I reflected on the rainy and chilly day of backpacking through mud and water and how it was so much better than being at home on a rainy day stuck inside, slumped on the couch, watching movies and walking back and forth to the fridge. I was thinking how refreshed I would be waking up in the morning because I wouldn’t stay up late watching anything on television, listening to everything on my music downloads, or scrolling for hours on my cell phone to make sure I didn’t miss a bit of useless information that was posted, Tweeted, or pinned.Life is amazing when you actually look up from your phone and notice the world around you. You have more time to explore the mountains and explore your mind. You have more time to acknowledge and really enjoy the beauty of a snowcapped mountain or the soothing sound of rain in the wilderness. Try it! You’ll be surprised at what you might find.last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 tight end Aaron Hackett commits to SU

first_imgWith the addition of Hackett, Syracuse’s 2017 recruiting class bumped up to the 44th best in the country, according to Scout.Hackett, listed at 6 feet 3 inches and 225 pounds, visited Syracuse this weekend. He was reportedly choosing between the Orange and South Florida.SU’s 2016 recruiting class did not include a tight end and Hackett is the only one in the 2017 class. On Syracuse’s current roster, all four tight ends have just one or two years of eligibility remaining.Track the class of 2017. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 linebacker Nadarius Fagan commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 wide receiver Russell Thompson-Bishop commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 linebacker Kadeem Trotter commits to SU Published on July 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Hackett is ranked with three stars by both 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and Scout.com. He is ranked as the 82nd best tight end in the class by 247Sports.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Venice (Florida) High School tight end also had offers from Louisville, Wake Forest, Minnesota, Kentucky and 15 others, per Scout. Former Syracuse tight end Beckett Wales is a coach at Venice High School. Class of 2017 tight end Aaron Hackett has verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet Saturday evening. He is the 16th member of the Orange’s 2017 recruiting class. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more