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Cheese Facts to Fight Breast Cancer and Navigate the Winds of Change

One of the things that I like about blogging is that sometimes potential post topics appear out of nowhere, or may be tied to the ebb and flow of the daily news and personal events. Although I had not planned to create three posts on the topic of breast cancer awareness, that is the way … Continue reading

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Three days ago the American Cancer Society released new guidelines for breast cancer screening. The amended guidelines were published in the October 20, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). [Cover Photo Credits: Survivors’ Salute, October 2014 (with permission from Thomas Vela/Chasing Light Photography, http://www.chasinglightphotography.zenfolio.com] Publication of these new guidelines is based … Continue reading

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer With New Technologies and Treatment

If you are seeing more pink than usual this month, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While every month is special in some way, October gets extra emphasis from me because I am also a breast cancer survivor. This post shares just a few recent advances that have been made in breast cancer detection technology … Continue reading

U.S. Gas Prices for Columbus Day 2015

It’s Columbus Day here in the U.S. and just as good of a reason as any to take a look at gas prices across the U.S.  Here are the most current prices in the U.S. for a gallon of gasoline: Today                   $2.310 Yesterday       … Continue reading

All Quiet Above Hurricane Joaquin

This photo was taken by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly on October 2, 2015, and accompanied by a tweet on Twitter, “Early morning shot of Hurricane #‎Joaquin from @space_station before reaching ‪#‎Bahamas. Hope all is safe. #‎YearInSpace.” The aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin’s destruction in the Bahamas and the Carolinas is still being assessed, however, we all … Continue reading

Numbers: Football in America – Youth Sports Participation Rates

For the past six weeks I have been deluged with football events and related activities. It seems like there are more football games on television, and not just on Sunday and Monday nights. Then, there are my peeps (younger relatives and children of friends) that are playing on high school teams or in youth leagues. … Continue reading