Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In the News: heat wave, cancer treatments

As area communities prepare for the latest heat wave, the Milford Daily News provides a summary:
In Franklin, Senior Center Program Coordinator Sue Barbour said the center would stay open until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday if the temperature stays in the 90s. 
Hardware stores in the area were also feeling the effects of the heat, as air conditioners were flying off the shelves. 
At Daddario Hardware and Supply in Franklin, owner Jack Daddario said there has been a very high demand for "any type of cooling device."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/blog/healthconscious/x946752669/Milford-area-towns-ready-for-heat-wave#ixzz2ZCRucNDV

Alternative treatments for cancer are being explored
Ellmore’s story inspired Franklin native Paul DeGrazia, who has the same type of cancer and was diagnosed the same week, to seek out alternative treatments. 
“We tried the traditional treatment, but they said it was inoperable and incurable and basically said they had a 10 percent chance of healing him,” Lynn DeGrazia said of her husband’s treatments. 
For eight months, Paul received treatment at Dana Farber, but when the chemotherapy and radiation actually grew his tumor, closing up his esophagus and causing him to need a feeding tube, the family looked for other options.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x946752677/Milford-resident-Franklin-native-receive-alternative-cancer-treatments#ixzz2ZCTEERvR

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