40 Years Later, Relearning That Sometimes Less Is More in Breast Cancer

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By Karuna Jagger Forty years ago, the radical Halsted mastectomy was the standard treatment of the day for any breast cancer diagnosis. Surgeons removed a woman’s cancerous breast as well as underarm lymph nodes and the chest wall muscles — often before a woman even knew she had cancer, as part of the surgery that included the diagnostic biopsy. A …

Scientists Use HIV to ‘Cure’ 2 Rare Genetic Diseases

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From Drugs.com Turning a medical foe into a therapeutic friend, Italian scientists say they used a piece of HIV to cure two rare genetic diseases affecting children. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Gene therapy using the technique proved effective in three children with metachromatic leukodystrophy and three others with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. After three years of treatment, all of …

Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

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From Drugs.com Catching up on your sleep on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small, early study suggests. The study found significant improvements in insulin sensitivity — the body’s ability to clear sugar from the blood — among sleep-deprived men after they had three nights of extra sleep. “We all know we need to get adequate sleep, …

More Bridges, More Options in Cancer Treatment – ASCO 2013 Wrap Up

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POSTED IN Blog, Healthcare, Pharma The ASCO 2013 Annual Meeting has come to a close and the over 25,000 attendees have returned home armed with new ideas around the advances in cancer treatment. The conference highlighted immunotherapies, breakthrough drugs and difficult issues facing the oncology community. Immunotherapies were the hottest new topic in oncotherapy development, you expect to hear much …

Details vary, but story the same for most domestic violence victims

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From the thetimes-tribune.com By Katie Sullivan (Staff Writer) Danielle’s face was gone. Authorities identified her body by the rose tattoo on her ankle and the personalized gold necklace with her name on it they found next to her body. Danielle Gangemi’s live-in boyfriend beat her, then shot her in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun before killing himself. Danielle’s mother, …

Standard Post With Shortcode Goodies

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With several dozen of the best looking Shortcodes around, we wanted to give you a sample of the many high-end Shortcodes built into X. We’ve grouped some together so this isn’t a super long post, however for a complete list with demos and examples of each, be sure to head over to our Shortcodes page. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue …

Standard Post With No Featured Image

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Sometimes you just want to type. No messing with images. Here’s what a post would look like with no featured image. Sometimes you just want to type. No messing with images. Here’s what a post would look like with no featured image. Sometimes you just want to type. No messing with images. Here’s what a post would look like with no featured …

All I Want for Christmas Is Hugs

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This has been the most unusual Christmas season ever for me and maybe for others, too.  I don’t know what it is but something different is definitely in the air.  For the first time ever, I don’t have my cards addressed and sent, I don’t have my Christmas shopping done and for some reason, I don’t seem to care.  And …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me

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The legacy of Steve Jobs will long be remembered in the Apple brand for all of the wonderful products that he created that enhanced our lives and our communications with each other and the world.  However, there is so much more that Steve Jobs gave to all of us.  He taught us what life is really all about and how …

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In Domestic Abuse News, Recent Posts, Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

I just learned yesterday that October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This started my thinking about this major epidemic that seems to be growing worldwide and what I might be able to do in order to help to find a solution to this problem.  And after hours of pondering this matter, I realized that I have absolutely …