Dr. E’s DOs and DON’Ts: “Dieting”

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For some of us, the onset of summer brings a wave of anxiety about how we’ll look in shorts, sleeveless tops and….of course…..swimsuits. It’s hard to imagine being in a women’s clothing store without overhearing self-loathing comments such as, “I …

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Breast Surgery and Medical Testing: Understanding What’s Going On

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When you’re facing breast surgery, there’s a lot of information to process. In addition to all the physical and emotional prep, there are myriad medical imaging and other tests that you may have to undergo. Here’s a list and explanation …

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Tattoo Ink or Cancer?

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Read our blog on The Huffington Post about how tattoo ink can be mistaken for cancer cells.

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Spotlight on: FORCE

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Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to families facing hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

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Combination Drug Therapy More Effective on Melanoma

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My best friend Kelly and I love to go running together. It’s great for both us, since it combines exercise and what we call “free therapy”. She loves the sun, and just feeling its warm rays brightens her mood. The …

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DOs and DON’Ts: Pre-Surgery Prep

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When you’re about to undergo breast surgery, there are many things to think about and plan for. But it’s difficult to really consider all of the parts of one’s life that the surgery will affect. You think about the obvious …

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BFFL Co Making A Difference

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We receive many letters of thanks for the products we offer from people who have used them or bought them for a friend or loved one struggling with cancer. We received this one recently, and were touched by the heartfelt …

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Spotlight on: Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

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In 2006, when making my decision about prophylactic mastectomies, there was one book that was essential in teaching me what I needed to know and what I had no idea was even possible. Kathy Steligo’s Breast Reconstruction Guidebook is now …

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DOs and DON’Ts: A Strong Mother-Daughter Relationship Sets The Stage

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As we celebrate our mothers this month, it’s hard to overstate the influence they have on the lives of their daughters. A strong and open relationship can nurture and empower a young girl and serve as a springboard to a …

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Doctors Should Preach What They Practice

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When it comes to the practice of medicine, the old adage “practice what you preach” should be reversed to “preach what you practice.” Physicians must serve as role models for healthy habits and lifestyle choices. An overweight doctor who smokes …

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Medical Test Results: When is a Positive a Negative?

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Learn how to decode medical test results in our blog on the Huffington Post!

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Spotlight On: Bright Pink

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My routine visit with a gynecologist in the spring of 2013 turned out to be anything but routine. I had just moved back to New York from North Carolina (where my husband Johnny was stationed on active duty with the …

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