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VITAMIN D – THE NEWEST SUPER NUTRIENT

At one of my last endocrinologist visits, the doctor suggested I have my Vitamin D levels tested, stating that Vitamin D deficiency is nearly universal these days. What!? This is not Seattle and I don’t just live in the Sunshine State.  I play tennis, golf, run, walk the dogs, and swim, all in...
December 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs, News, Opinion | Read More

HOLIDAY BLAWG

How does one put the “merry” into Merry Christmas or the “happy” into Happy Holidays when your Mother has received a diagnosis of DLBCL  (Diffuse Large-B-Cell Lymphoma) two weeks before Christmas? I recently wrote about the seemingly dismissive attitudes of doctors when dealing with intermittent...
December 20th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Why Loving the Mojo Pills Is Not Loving Ourselves

[Guest blogger, Michelle Young is the Research and Communications Director at 4Women.com.  She has done extensive research on the emotional impacts of medical hair loss and women’s health issues.] I need a name.  Not a name for a puppy, a head scarf, or a blog post.  I need a name for the deficit...
November 21st, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

HAIR FOLLICLES ON ICE

The phone lines at Penguin Cold Caps are ringing off the hook, or in business speak, “we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls due to our appearance on Good Morning America”.  While the producer/supplier of the cold caps was not named in the GMA story, the idea that an icy head cap...
November 21st, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

CANCER CANNOT HAVE MY HAIR

It’s as if cancer aims to take everything from us – our organs, our body parts, our health, our energy, our confidence, but some women are determined NOT to let cancer take their hair.  Women often feel a need to assert some control over their bodies and the many unwelcome changes that come...
October 29th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Team Attitude Reaches Altitude

I wrote a blog back in August of 2009 to raise awareness of and support for 4 brave women climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in their personal mission to raise funding for breast cancer research.  They’re back in the UK now, having surpassed their fundraising goal of 20,000 pounds.  Congratulations ladies!!! ...
October 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

KNOWLEDGE -IS IT POWER OR PARANOIA?

In my two years and counting researching and writing for 4Women.com, I have learned more than I maybe ever wanted to know about hair loss and cancer.  Along the way, a question has been repeated to me by new employees – “don’t you start feeling paranoid thinking about this stuff all the...
October 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

ANYONE FEELING PINKED OUT???

How ’bout those pink-shod NFL players? Ahhhhh, do try the pink lemonade compliments of Delta airlines, and since they do not throw in a pink dinner, be sure to bring your own pink bucket of KFC.  Tell me, have you enlisted your kitty in the cause for The Cure with pink Purina cat food? If you’ve...
October 8th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

ODE TO THE BALD CHICK!

Indian runway model Diandra Soares understands the 4Women.com motto perfectly:  you do not need your hair to maintain your sense of style!  No, the lovely bald Diandra is not undergoing chemotherapy or dealing with Alopeica Areata.  Instead, she heads over to the local men’s barber shop for a “cheap...
October 6th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

“Nowhere Hair” Explaining Hairloss to Children

4Women.com invited the author of “Nowhere Hair” to write a guest blog regarding her recent publication! “How in the world will I tell my kids?” Like a lightening bolt this thought travels up from your toes, wraps around your heart, and ties up your lips. A cancer diagnosis is bad enough to...
October 5th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More