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“Breast Cancer, now rub the head” – a Story from a Survivor

I had complete strangers rubbing my head! Paula Jacobs, HealthNet’s 67-member team captain at the 2011 Central Indiana Race for the Cure and 5-year breast cancer survivor, tells her story.  “I’m the first one to talk about my experience,” said the energetic women’s health nurse. “I want to share my story to help others.” Awareness [...]

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Meet Maggie, HealthNet’s Mammography Technologist!

Meet Maggie, our fun and outgoing Radiological and Mammography Technologist!  Many people ask her, “Is this what you do ALL day?” But to Maggie, it is more than a job that she HAS to do all day. Before Maggie was born, her maternal grandmother passed away from breast cancer. It was during the late 1960s [...]

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“Thank God! I am a survivor!”

Irene Lopez, mother of Rosa Alcazar (Spanish Interpreter at our Southeast Health & Dental Center), found a lump in her breast 2 years ago, and today, she shares her story! “In my world, I think most people think the word cancer means death,” Irene said when talking about her experience. After discovering the lump, her [...]

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Tomorrow equals ONE YEAR for the Affordable Care Act

One year ago tomorrow, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. Community Health Centers now serve 23 million patients and provide care for one-fourth of all primary care visits for low-income citizens in our country.  The Affordable Care Act has been one more step towards health centers throughout the nation caring for 40 [...]

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What can you do to fight Breast Cancer?

You can make a difference for an Indianapolis woman at risk for breast cancer. According to, about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Mammography is a simple screening that is vital to the early detection of breast cancer, but low-income women [...]

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Changing perspective on Mammograms

An article in the LA Times has research showign that only about half of eligible U.S. women are getting annual mammograms – even if they have insurance to pay for the exam. What about the thousands of women that do not have insurance? There are also studies showing that uninsured women are less likely to [...]

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