BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS: Show to discuss self-breast exams

Glendale Adventist Medical Center representatives will discuss the importance of mammograms and early detection of breast cancer on the latest episode of “HealthLine” today.

Linh Chen, a radiologist at the hospital’s Breast Center, will discuss the latest tools for early breast cancer detection, including self-breast exams and keeping tabs on risk factors.

And Melina Thorpe, director of Cancer Services at the hospital, will discuss her recent breast cancer diagnosis and how she caught it early through regular mammograms.

The show airs at 7 tonight on Channel 280.

Airport numbers down, but on pace

Year-to-year passenger rates at Bob Hope Airport continue to suffer, according to the latest figures released Monday.

In a preliminary report Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, the number of passengers at the airfield fell 9.7% in September compared with the same period last year. The number of flights declined 8.4%.

Officials said that while year-to-year passenger rates at Bob Hope Airport were down, trends were on track with conservative budget assumptions made earlier this summer.

With the figures on track, budget plans for the current fiscal year would likely remain in place, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.

The airport authority, faced with declining passenger rates since the economic downturn took hold last year, voted this year to fund only the highest-priority capital improvement projects.

Airport commissioners will likely review passenger rates, the major source of income for the airport, mid-fiscal year in January to determine whether any budget adjustments will need to be made, Gill said.

Prevention forum to discuss teen drug use

A public forum on drug use among teens has been scheduled for this month as reports of teen students caught with illicit drugs on campuses continue to rise.

The Community Drug Awareness Forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd.

The forum will focus on preventing teen drug use, reports of which have surfaced lately at local campuses.

The Prevention Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the faculty lounge of Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

For more information, send inquiries to CVdrugfree@aol.com.


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