September 1, 2015
In Spanish, the word flake is a term of endearment for a thin person. When I was a teenager, my friend’s Colombian father used to call me “flakita”. But the word Flakka is anything but that. It’s the street name for a new designer drug that is highly addictive and extremely dangerous. (more…)
July 8, 2015
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to families facing hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers. (more…)
June 2, 2015
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 in its third edition and is even wiser and more comprehensive. (more…)
May 5, 2015
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 US Marine Corps) and was meeting with my new gynecologist, Dr. Nabil Khoury. After reviewing my personal and family history, (more…)
April 7, 2015
How many times have we heard the old adage: “In every cloud, there is a silver lining”? It’s hardly the thing to say when someone has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. But after Hollye Jacobs received this news at age thirty-nine, she decided to use her knowledge of the “practical” matters associated with the disease to help others. (more…)
March 4, 2015
I started BFFL Co in 2011 with a view toward improving the patient experience by offering information, support, and a wide range of products that helps patients recover from surgery and other medical treatments in comfort and with dignity. Over the past four years, we have had the good fortune of establishing relationships with a wonderful community of healthcare providers who share our vision and support our mission. One such customer is One Medical Group, a primary care practice that offers a unique and outstanding paradigm in medical care. (more…)