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The changing face of colorectal cancer: 20- and 30-somethings NOT immune (VIDEO)

By:  Melissa Schenkman

Young adults may not fall into the age category recommended for colorectal cancer screenings by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), but they are not too young to get colorectal cancer.

Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston found that colorectal cancer cases have increased each year in 20-34 year olds over the past 35 years. The study in JAMA Surgery’s January 2015 issue, predicted a continual and even greater rise in young adults with colorectal cancer through 2030.

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Bronzeville Residents Protest Construction of Mariano’s

By Melissa Schenkman

A group of Bronzeville residents braved below-zero temperatures on Thursday, February 5, 2015, to make their voices heard.  Led by J. Brian Malone, the executive director of Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, the group protested Alderman Will Burns’ and the City’s plans to build a Mariano’s Supermarket on a site originally planned for affordable housing.

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