Newsflash October 2012 – Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and much is being written about risk factors, prevention, symptoms, and treatments. I’d like to focus on some considerations, from diagnosis, to before, and after, any type of breast surgery be it lumpectomy, mastectomy or reconstruction. DIAGNOSIS: After diagnosis, it’s important to focus on three things. 1) Begin eating […]

Newsflash November 2012 – COPD

This time of year can be especially difficult for anyone managing chronic lung disease (COPD), particularly if you live in a colder climate. Cold, dry air irritates sensitive airways resulting in bronchospasms and shrinking airways, making it difficult to breathe. Irritants cause inflammation of the membranes and excessive mucus production. While these symptoms can be […]

Newsflash March 2013- DVT

Each year at this time, my thoughts naturally travel back to March 2010, when I met an extraordinary woman whose story touched my heart and taught me about the seriousness of a condition I gave little thought, up to that point. The woman was Melanie Bloom and she was spearheading a movement to make millions […]