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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

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Skin Cancer and Working Outdoors

Whenever you hear the words skin cancer, you hear about sunscreen, protective clothing and staying out of the sun during the hours between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. These are the recommended ways to protect yourself from the dangerous rays of the sun. But what happens when you work outdoors? When your job requires you to be out in the sun for hours... Read moreChevron
posted 04/23/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Breast Reconstruction: Two Women Share Their Stories

When you get the devastating news you have breast cancer, you’re suddenly asked to make lots of decisions very quickly – decisions for which you feel woefully unprepared. Lumpectomy or mastectomy? Traditional or fast-track radiation? Chemo: yes or no?   One of the toughest decisions of all doesn’t even impact your cancer.... Read moreChevron
posted 04/20/2014, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Why I Didn't Have Reconstruction

Before I had cancer, I read about a woman who had breast reconstruction after breast cancer. One of the reasons she was happy with her reconstruction was that she could now wear low-cut clothing. How vain, I thought. Why would anyone have surgery for a neckline?   Then I had a mastectomy myself.  Because the doctor found two tumors on my... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Laura Zigman

Laura Zigman, Health Guide

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Author of Piece of Work

"You Should Apologize For Saying You Had Cancer (Because The NYTs Says It Probably Wasn't Cancer)"

  There was a piece recently in the New York Times about cancer. This, in and of itself, isn't unusual, since there are many pieces in the New York Times about cancer. What was unusual was what the piece suggested: Cancer should be renamed. Some cancers aren't really cancer, even though they're still called... Read moreChevron

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