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  • Lymphedema Risk Reduction

    Posted 7/12/2014 by hhill

      First an apology for my two day absence (although I suspect that I flatter myself by thinking that anyone notices or cares much). The internet struggles in Maine just got to me, and I needed a break. We came reluctantly home last night, and things are much simpler from here.

      Today's topic is a recent study suggesting that weight maintenance and exercise (yes, once again, that duo that we hear about all the time) may reduce the lisk of lymphedema.

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  • Risks of Hospital Mergers

    Posted 7/9/2014 by hhill
      Perhaps an extra meditation session or at least some deep breathing would help. I have been struggling with the internet and locked screens and errors ad unfathonable disappearances and lapses for almost an hour before reaching this point. I think the only rason that I haven't given up or thrown the omputer out the window is because of the view. It is impossible to be totally stressed or frustrated while watching an osprey dive for fish or the bobbig heads of two seals who are playing in our cove. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Clinical Trials for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Posted 7/8/2014 by hhill
      Clinical trials are often of interest and importance to people with all stages of cancer. Men and women with advanced/Stage IV/metastatic cancers may be the most interested for obvious reasons. Once cancer is no longer curable, it is especially important to understand all possible treatment options. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Cancer as Very Ancient History

    Posted 7/7/2014 by hhill
      This is a fascinating and quite discouraging piece from Plon, Germany. The gist of it is that archeologists have discovered the remains of cancer cells in very ancient organisms. Their conclusion is that cancer has been around as long as their have been multi-cellular creatures. On one hand, I find this reassuring as it confirms what a very, very complicated problem cancer is. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Integrating East and West

    Posted 7/6/2014 by hhill

      As the remnants of Hurricane Arthur blew over our island, I was glad that I had mentioned that it might not be possible to post daily. We had no internet service for more than 24 hours, but were relieved not to lose any other power--and very relieved that our little cottage held. Awakening in the middle of the night to what sounded like a train, a wet train, bearing down upon us, was somewhat disconcerting What winds! What water! My husband had left a large glass outside the previous day and it was full of water when the storm ended.

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