St. Francis Medical Center genetic counselor Melanie Baxter says Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a preventive mastectomy is the right choice for her, but it might not be the right choice for other women.
On average, women have an 11 to 12 percent chance for developing breast cancer. Baxter says women like Angelina Jolie, who have a BRCA gene mutation, have an 87 percent chance of breast cancer.
The director of Missouri’s Medicaid program, Dr. Ian McCaslin, has left.
McCaslin is not saying whether he resigned or was fired, according to the AP, and neither is the state’s department of Social Services, under which the Medicaid program operates. Social Services Director Alan Freemen told employees Tuesday that the department plans to engage in a national search to replace McCaslin.
A 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday morning near the town of Trumann, in Northeast Arkansas. It’s the latest in a series of seismic events occurring over the last several months near the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
Scott Ausbrooks with the Arkansas Geological Survey said that although the magnitude was not severe, even small increases in magnitude can mean an exponential release of energy.