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Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Tattoos, Pain, Libido: Breast Reconstruction Is Not a “Boob Job”

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1) Karen explained her experience of learning she had the BRCA mutation. This mutation significantly increased her risk of getting breast cancer (87% risk) and ovarian cancer (54% risk). Here is the rest of her interview. Why Karen Had A Double Mastectomy Waking up everyday thinking...

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Heart Attacks Aren’t Always Like the Movies

Heart Attacks Aren’t Always Like the Movies

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

According to the movies, a heart attack is dramatic and obvious. Pain in the left arm and severe chest pain tells you it’s time to call 911. But the reality can be quite different. Nausea can be a symptom in both men and women. Shortness of breath, without doing anything, is a sign. Women may experience dizziness, feel pain in their upper back, or...

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Guest Post: Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Guest Post:  Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

Dawn Goo is a waitress, former comedian, breast cancer survivor and is now under treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.  She lives in El Paso, Texas.  This is a post from her Facebook page which is gathering momentum in social media among people who have experienced cancer, especially those who are dealing with Stage 4 disease. DAMN IT DAWN! WE ONLY WANT...

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Sight Thief: Glaucoma Awareness

Sight Thief:  Glaucoma Awareness

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

First published in 1962, Light A Single Candle tells the story of a 14-year-old who loses her sight to glaucoma.  Written by Beverly Butler, who is herself blind, it is memorable in its descriptions of the losses that accompanied losing sight.  A book written for the adolescent audience, it stayed with this reader decades after first reading. If...

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Stroke Types & Treatment: Infographic

Stroke Types & Treatment:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Below is an infographic from Mount Sinai Hospital which provides a comprehensive description of the types, treatments as well as the signs of a stroke. Knowing the signs of a stroke can get people to the hospital promptly and reduce the severity and/or risk of disability. Having atrial fibrillation is one of the risk factors for stroke.  Check out 5...

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For the New Year: Get Support and Be Supportive

For the New Year: Get Support and Be Supportive

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you eat  a few too many cookies or sufganiyots over the holidays? New Year’s Resolutions If you are like most people, you gained a few pounds.  So, right before 2017 rolls in, you’re dreading the New Year’s resolutions you’ll have to make. A study in the journal Obesity can give you some direction in how to go about this...

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