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Esther’s Breast Cancer Journey

Post by Esther Howard I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Breast Cancer) on May 19, 2014 at age 42. It all started with a bad ear infection the beginning of April. I took 2 rounds of antibiotics and the pain only got worse. Finally, I was referred to an ENT Specialist. When my referral [...]

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer

When you think of breast cancer being diagnosed, you probably think about a woman finding a lump. If there isn’t a lump, you must not have cancer right? Unfortunately for about 4% of all breast cancer patients, this isn’t the case. So many people believe that you shouldn’t be worried unless you find a lump, [...]

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Mammogram Myths Debunked!

October has quickly arrived and you are probably starting to see the color pink everywhere in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, a statistic that we hope will decline. Annual mammograms are extremely important, because early detection can save lives. In [...]

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A 2011 Tax Deduction That Can Save Lives!

As 2011 draws to a close, we wanted to share a letter from HealthNet President/CEO Booker Thomas that appeared in yesterday’s e-newsletter: Dear Friends of HealthNet, Every year, hundreds of individuals make donations that help HealthNet fulfill its mission of caring for the community. We hope you will join them and make a gift to HealthNet [...]

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Three steps to show you give a care about Indy

So, as I have said before in an earlier post, the first half of this year has been a lot about getting HealthNet content into the web stream and social media outlets, so that you can learn more about us, who we serve, and how we go about doing so. Now, we want to hear [...]

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Show your Mamas some LOVE!!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Kay Johnson, HealthNet staff member, shares her personal story on the importance of reminding the ones you love to take care of themselves.  Whether it is a gentle push or a ‘GET YOUR BUTT TO THE DOCTOR!’, Kay stresses the urgency to love the ones nearest to you. [...]

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Whatever you call ‘em, check ‘em!

Getting your annual exam is critical, and we want Indianapolis to know that we give a care about women’s health! In a light-hearted approach to a serious issue, HealthNet’s Whatever you call ‘em, check ‘em breast cancer awareness campaign  encourages women to get their annual breast exam. Seriously, there’s nothing more important taking care of [...]

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A Gift that more than just your mom will remember…

This year it is estimated that people will spend roughly $1.9 BILLION on flowers for Mother’s Day!! Yes, that is billion with a “B” – can you believe it? Of course, mom will be thrilled and admire the beauty and scent of the flowers for a few days but then what? This year, why not [...]

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Turn that Mother’s Day card into a gift that keeps on giving!!

Can you believe it? Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! On May 8, nearly 140 million Mother’s Day cards will be exchanged in the United States. Most of these cards cost between $4 and $5! Now imagine what would happen if you donate that five dollars to your favorite Indy non-profit in honor [...]

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Mammograms for the Uninsured

It’s hard for anyone to think about the possibility of being diagnosed with any form of cancer.  But, what about thinking of preparing yourself, just in case, something happens. One of the first thoughts when buying a new car is paying for insurance, just in case. Same thing with buying a home – storm, fire, [...]

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