Posts by Yarberry

What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Gastro Care | 0 comments

This past March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, as this article describes. I did not know much about this type of cancer, so as someone with interest in healthcare, I decided to do a little research on colorectal cancer in honor of the awareness month.

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is an umbrella term that covers colon cancer and rectum cancer. If cancer starts in the colon, it is called colon cancer, and the same is true for the rectum and rectum cancer. Like all types of cancer, colorectal cancer starts when cells in the body grow out of control.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States, excluding skin cancer. It is estimated that in 2018, there will be about 100,000 new cases of colon cancer, and about 45,000 new cases of rectal cancer. Also in 2018, it is estimated that colorectal cancer will cause about 50,000 deaths. For men, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1/22, which is marginally higher than the risk for women. This type of cancer is correlated with age, other colon problems, family history of the disease, and Type-2 diabetes.

However, even though colorectal cancer is so deadly and common, there continue to be positive developments in treatment. These developments are largely encouraged by educational and informative events, much like Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, as described in the article. This same article explains that colorectal cancer is highly treatable if detected early. This is because if caught early, it is likely that the cancer has spread to other regions in the body.

Colorectal cancer can be detected through several screening procedures, including colonoscopies, virtual colonoscopies, stool DNA tests, and sigmoidoscopies. The point is, if colorectal cancer is found early through one of the above screening procedures, the chances of effective treatment are significantly increased. The article recommends undertaking frequent screening procedures.

In addition to the screening procedures, having a healthy lifestyle reduces your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The article recommends maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active. It also suggests refraining from smoking or drinking too much alcohol.

Because of events like Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the research and scientific understanding of this devastating type of cancer continues to improve. Scientific studies are looking at ways to prevent, detect, and treat colorectal cancer. In fact, it is estimated that there are over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors in the United States alone. Additionally, the article explained that about nine in every ten people who discover and treat colorectal cancer in its early stages are still alive five years later. These statistics and the advancements in research and technology are very encouraging for a type of cancer that is so common and so severe.

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A Few Reasons to Visit Oklahoma

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Car accidents, Motor vehicle accident attorney, Motor vehicle accidents | 0 comments

What is there to love about Oklahoma? I’ve gotten that question a few times recently, and I always tell the person asking that they need to rephrase. Because the truth is, what is there NOT to love about Oklahoma?

Most people not from around here end up with a really vague idea of what Oklahoma actually is. There’s a little of Oklahoma the Musical (O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A!), mixed together with the Oklahoma City bombing, mixed together with fans for the Thunder. And that’s about it.

People think this place is empty and boring. And that’s because, if they’ve been here at all, they’ve just driven the interstate across as fast as they could go.

But here’s the thing, people, Oklahoma is awesome.

There’s beautiful nature all around you. There are lakes and waterfalls and all sorts of incredible scenery. That emptiness in parts leads to some incredible views where you can feel like you’re the only person in the world. I dare anyone to check out the Talimena Scenic Drive and tell me there’s nothing worth seeing in Oklahoma.

We also manage to still get all the seasons, which if you’re from Texas, you ought to envy us for.

We’ve also got great food. I’ll never understand why Oklahoma doesn’t get the same kind of credit for barbecue that other places in the country get, but we certainly could compete with the best of them.

Our cities really ought to be listed among the best as well. Oklahoma City manages to feel both like the big city and like a friendly little town. You get the best of both worlds there. You feel safe on every street, but there’s also all the benefits of city life all around you: there’s art and culture, nice looking buildings, some history, and of course, great food everywhere you look.

And it’s cheap here! I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people complain about how much it costs to live in Houston or Dallas when they could be living in OKC for so much less.

And then there are the people. I’ve traveled a bit—not as much as I’d like to, but a bit—and I’ve never found a place where people are so friendly. Even in the cities. It’s not like New York or something where people are always frowning and no one makes eye contact. You genuinely feel like everyone here is already a friend. You can stop anyone on the street and ask a question, and you’ll get a smile and a good answer in return. Guaranteed.

I’m not saying we don’t have our problems. We haven’t been spared from the prescription drug abuse crisis. And there are more car accidents that you’d expect from a somewhat sparsely populated state.

But even with that taken into consideration, I’d still say Oklahoma is among the best places in the country to live. So why not at least visit?

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How to Deal with Truck Accidents

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Everybody has bad days but it cannot be denied that some days are incomparably worse than others. A bad day can be a stubbed toe, a lost $20, or even accidentally mixing your laundry in the washing machine. These days are nothing compared to one when you suffer due to a truck accident.

If you can imagine that a car accident is going to be bad, multiply that dread by 1000%—and that is the possible damage that a truck accident can cause… quite literally, in fact. A regular vehicle can weigh around 8,000 pounds more or less while a truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. If something of that size and weight were to be driving recklessly, it can only mean suffering for all involved.

What can you do about it, though?

The aftermath of an accident so devastating is that it can be incredible stressful and complicated that thinking about the documentations and logistics is often the farthest thing from a survivor’s mind. There are some cases wherein insurance companies can offer quick settlements to survivors just for the sake of getting everything over and done with. Little do people know that the deal they’re offered may not be enough to get them through in the long-term and that they were denied the opportunity to receive what they were owed—and it is only too often that it happens that they are actually owed better.

The one thing you have to know when you have to deal with truck accidents is that you do not have to deal with it alone.

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Basic Lawyer Tips Anyone Can Use Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Legal Issues | 2 comments

A lot of people think that you don’t need a lawyer when you’re preparing to sign a contract. However, that is not the case. The reason that lawyers are so expensive is that they can protect you from entering into a contract that could end up cheating you. They are there to safeguard your interests.

It is important that you stay in contact with your lawyer. Lots of attorneys work for clients without speaking to them for a while. These problems can be taken care of with a schedule. Lawyers offer many ways to get in touch with them on their websites, like this one does www.abelinjurylawyers.com.

Do not pick a lawyer because you saw their ad on television or on a billboard. Many big firms that can afford this type of advertising use lawyers that are fresh out of school for most of their cases, but charge you for the experience held by its highest lawyers.

Keep track of all of the interactions you and your attorney have. Take note of dates, times, subjects of discussion and any mentions of billing issues. This will help you if there are any billing or other issues later.

Most attorneys charge for their services by the hour, but hiring one with a lower hourly rates does not mean your total cost will be less. If your lawyer needs two hours to complete a job that some other lawyer can complete in an hour, you will pay more in the long run.

There are services online that can help you locate competent attorneys. Do background checks on the lawyers listed online then meet them to talk about your situation before you hire them.

The purpose of a lawyer is to keep your interests safe. This is why you should have one look over a contract before you sign it. If you do not, then you won’t have any protections if the other parties to your contract decide to cheat you. The language in your contract lets them.

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California Divorce, Nullity and Legal Separation

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Divorce | 3 comments

Divorce is not the only way to end a marriage, although it is the cleanest and legally best way to call it quits. Under California law, which is on par with most states, there are also the options of annulment and legal separation.

Under a divorce decree, the state recognizes that a legal marriage had taken place, and that the concerned parties now wish to end the contract, divide the spoils and be on their way. An annulment, on the other hand, is a nullity of the marriage. This means that no legal marriage had taken place. This could be for a number of reasons, including a bigamous or incestuous marriage, or if one of the spouses was not of a legal age to get married. Other grounds may include fraud, married under duress, and mental illness. To qualify for an annulment, one has to go before a judge who will decide if there are grounds for it. In California, there is no residency requirement to apply for annulment, such as there is for divorce.

Also unlike divorce, the courts have no jurisdiction over child custody, property division, or spousal support in an annulment because the marriage was not valid in the first place. The parties involved will have to figure out and agree to a division of any property. The children of such a partnership are illegitimate, and the father has no obligation to provide child support. However, if the husband can prove paternity, there may be grounds for suing for custody of the child or children.

In a divorce or annulment, the marriage is ended and both parties are free to marry again. In legal separation, the marriage is not ended and the parties cannot remarry, but all the other aspects of divorce may apply such as property division, child custody and separation of residence. In any of these three options for ending a marriage a lawyer conversant with the laws governing them will be of invaluable assistance in protecting the rights of the client.

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