Alaska Natives are twice as likely to get colon cancer and die from it as the white population in the United States. When Mayo Clinic doctor David Ahlquist took a trip to Bethel, Alaska, in the mid-1990s, that startling statistic caught his attention.
"Here they had one of the world's highest rates of colon cancer and one of the world's poorest outcomes in terms of survival from cancer, because of late diagnosis," Ahlquist says.
Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 11:50 am
Scientists don't debate the old nature vs. nurture question much these days. The consensus is that there is no winner: Both your genes and your environment shape your development and your health. What's still up in the air is how they combine to put you at risk for diseases or social problems. And that matters for people trying to solve them.
Colorado Public Radio's Pat Mack speaks to Red Cross counselor Marlene Husson about how the agency is helping victims of the High Park fire.
There’s still no exact word on just how many homes have been impacted by the High Park fire west of Fort Collins. Mental health counselors from the Red Cross have been on hand this week at the evacuation center at The Ranch in Loveland.