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  • Fatter Waist and Breast Cancer Risk

    Posted 9/29/2014 by hhill
      I think I hate this story and this study. All of us "women of a certain age" (meaning post-menopausal) are already very aware that we will never again have the wasp-like waists of our youth. Remember Scarlett O'Hara being laced into a tight corset? I suspect that wouldn't even work. As we age, no matter how much or little weight we gain, everything shifts, and all of us are thicker around the middle and hips than we once were. I look at lovely young women with tiny waists and sigh..and remind myself that I had my time like that and didn't even appreciate it. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Physical Therapists and Cancer Care

    Posted 9/28/2014 by hhill
      In an ideal world, every woman having breast cancer surgery would have at least a consultation with a physical therapist. In a totally ideal world, the opportunity for that introduction, especially for women having a mastectomy with or without reconstruction, would happen before surgery. My dear friend and colleague, Nancy Roberge, DPT from Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy Associates made a huge difference in my recovery from a mastectomy by showing me some exercises to do before surgery. There were others, of course, for afterwards, but those stretches and lifts made a difference and made a psychological difference, too, as they gave me something positive to do for myself. Read more... Comments (0)
  • An Excellent Genetics Resource

    Posted 9/27/2014 by hhill
      I am so appreciative when you send me ideas for this blog--especially when those suggestions introduce me to someone or something new. In this case, thanks to Claire for  telling me about Ricki Lewis and her most recent blog about Genetic Testing for All: Is it Eugenics? Read more... Comments (0)
  • An Open Letter and Joan Lunden and Met Breast Cancer

    Posted 9/26/2014 by hhill
     How is that for a run on title? SInce our system rejects titles that contain any numbers or punctuation, I am forced to be creative and rather awkward. Thanks to Sharon for sending this on to me. Many of you are aware that Joan Lunden, the long-time co-host of Good Morning, America has breast cancer and has been refreshingly honest and public about her situation. We all wish her well. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Buckle Up for October

    Posted 9/25/2014 by hhill
      After yesterday's more geeky entry, I am back with my negative obsession re Pink October. Like stores that start to decorate for Christmas in October or Valentine's Day in January, propaganda about Pink Breast Cancer Awareness gets earlier and earlier. I promise that I will find other things to think and write about, especially since the focus of this blog is supposed to broaden in October. Read more... Comments (0)
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