MORE WOMEN OPTING FOR PREVENTIVE MASTECTOMY
Angelina Jolie recently announced that she had a double mastectomy - a trend that is becoming more and more common among women.
The procedure involves the removal of both breasts in order to prevent breast cancer.
Doctors are curious why the surgery has gained so much popularity. It does not necessarily prevent breast cancer from growing and spreading and there are alternatives to the surgery such as medicine. The surgery is also not a guarantee that the cancer will be removed.
The permanent and irreversible surgery is an important one and one that takes about a month to recover from.
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This week is National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week. Americans will spend more than $55 billion on pets in 2013 and almost 83 million U.S. homes had pets last year.
Here are some facts about our animal friends, by the numbers:
**55.53 billion - The estimated number of dollars to be spent on pets in the United States in 2013.
**82.5 million - The number of U.S. hous...eholds with pets in 2012.
**63.2 - The percentage of pet owners surveyed in 2011 who considered their pets members of the family.
**70 - The percentage of Americans who considered themselves "dog people," according to a 2006 Gallup Poll.
**20 - The percentage who told Gallup they liked cats better.
**70 million - The number of pet dogs in the United States in 2012.
**74.1 million - The number of pet cats in the United States in 2012.
**Less than 1% - The estimated percentage of dogs and cats in the United States that are covered by pet insurance.
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Women lose out on an average of $443,360 over their entire career due to the wage gap as compared to men.
Researchers found in 2011, women earned 82.2% of what men made in per year but in 2012 that fell to 80.9%.
And on average, they lose $443,360 over a career. That number was calculated by multiplying the average wage gap per year of $11,084 by 40 years.
Women would have to work for an additional 12 years in order to catch up with what men make.
Know today's Machine Shed menu item when we ask you to call after 8:00 am this morning...Caller #9 will win a $25 gift card to the Machine Shed! Good Luck!!!
"Parmesan-Crusted America's Cut Pork."