Hormone Therapy: “Bioidenticals” Can Be Risky


There’s nothing pleasant about sweating through your blouse during an elegant dinner party or having to get up in the middle of the night to change pajamas, but that’s precisely the sort of discomfort faced by many menopausal women.

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Dr. E’s DOs and DON’Ts: School Lunches


As the new school year approaches and we’re bombarded with back-to-school sales and advertisements for everything from backpacks to paper clips, it’s time to focus on what your kids are going to be eating throughout their busy days.

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For Breast Cancer Prevention, More Exercise is Better

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It’s no secret that body fat increases postmenopausal breast cancer risk. Regular exercise is an integral part of breast cancer prevention and, further, exercise should play a key role in breast cancer recovery as well (we posted a blog on …

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Spotlight on: Lara Devgan, MD, MPH

Dr. Lara Devgan

Lara Devgan, MD, MPH is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City. Here is an interesting and provocative blog she posted on her website.

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Dr. E’s DOs and DON’Ts: “Dieting”


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

melanoma skin cancer on woman arm with sun in the background

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


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


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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