By Seana Roubinek and Patricia Walters-Fischer My best friend, Seana, got sideswiped last month. After years of anticipating she’d get breast cancer (she’s got a very strong family history and the BRAC1 mutation), she received an unexpected diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer. Basically, this sucks. Because we’ve been life long friends, we can say pretty much … [Read more...] about My Best Friend Has Cancer – What To Say… And What Not To Say
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Week 36 of your pregnancy is the final week in your gestational period before doctors consider you full-term. In response to the upcoming delivery, which typically happens around week 40, your body will start getting ready for the big event. With this being your third pregnancy, you may be surprised to find out you are already dilated. Differences Just like your second labor … [Read more...] about Should I Be Dilated at 36 Weeks During the Third Pregnancy?
There is a strangely widespread and common myth about pet mouths that needs debunking, for your own good. Dog and cat mouths are NOT sterile. Of course not! I had a patient from around here last weekend, an adorable, fluffy, cute, clean Norfolk terrier pup who had been vomiting all night. He was young and so likely had what vets fondly call “dietary indiscretion,” i.e. ate … [Read more...] about The Truth About Dog and Cat Mouths
A 17-year-old girl named Chessy Prout is a teenage superhero. Two years ago, when she was a freshman in high school, Chessy accepted a date with a senior, an 18-year-old athlete named Owen Labrie, who was headed to Harvard in the fall. Both Labrie and Chessy Prout were students at the prestigious New England boarding school, St Paul’s. Chessy’s father and older sister had … [Read more...] about How Chessy Prout Stood Up For Herself and All Victims of Rape
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" - Satchel Paige (baseball legend whose successful career lasted into his 60's) It’s my birthday this week and aging is on my mind. Just saying that word triggers a slight twinge of despair, a sense of the inevitable onward march of time. I think it’s often worse for women than men, but we all feel the … [Read more...] about What You Should Know Before You Complain About Getting Old…