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When you watch the NCAA championship basketball game, remember: Life isn’t fair

Apr 7, 2014

If I were a high school player watching the NCAA basketball tournament, I think I would give up any fantasy of playing in the NBA. The skill levels of many players, coupled by their height and athleticism, seem so far out … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Ultimate in Contradictions

So today is my birthday. (Mmmmmm.....cartoon cake) Thank you! In case you were wondering, I turn 56. (And I live in California) Now, you might think that would make me happy. (Not the California part - the 56 part.)  And you are so right, ...

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Hairy-chested guys aren’t so sexy these days

Apr 2, 2014
Hairy-chested guys aren’t so sexy these days

I’m not in fashion this season. That’s what I learned from perusing the New York Times Style Magazine this week. Editor Deborah Needleman describes the manly style depicted by male models in the magazine this way: A look is being … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Dreams come true

There is more than one person's dreams represented in the above photo When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted to read blogs to find out how people actually managed the treatment and the experience of having cancer.  How bad was t...

Game to 100
How can anyone root for Kentucky?

Mar 31, 2014

Watching Kentucky knock away opponents in the NCAA basketball tournament is irritating. When Aaron Harrison nailed a three-pointer yesterday to seal a 75-72 victory over Michigan, I gritted my teeth and cursed in my head so as not to disturb … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
My Writing Process: The Blog Tour

Mar 31, 2014

When people ask me why I write, I tell them, because I can’t not write. I suppose I could clothe my motivations in something glorious like, “it’s how I make sense of the world,” but while true....

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Hearing loss affects old people’s personality

Mar 31, 2014

March 31, 2014 - As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importanc...

Consciousness and Health
Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

It’s no secret that California is the bellwether of health care reform, at least from a legislative standpoint. Years before Obamacare came on the scene, politicians as diverse as Democrat Assembly Member (also Senator) Sheila Kuehl and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a variety of plans that incorporated many elements now included in the...

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What is CyberKnife?

Mar 28, 2014


CyberKnife® is a non-invasive option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery. The CyberKnife system enables our radiation oncologists to deliver high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to a broad range of tumors throughout the body.
Potential benefits of the CyberKnife system include:
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Flashback Friday: High School…dating David Stein

Mar 28, 2014

See that lovely lady in her classy sheath dress. Doesn’t she look about 23 or 24? She was, maybe, 16. Today’s teen girls dress like their younger siblings; our style was more to look like our mothers.  The event was an evening party–we called them “affairs”–given by the club I belonged to, the G.E.M.s. My...

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