How Breast Cancer and a Blog Remind Us About Using Social Media for Good

Dena Stern has breast cancer and a blog. The first fact is the fuel for why she is taking to the Internet to spread awareness about monthly self-breast examinations. The second fact is how this message is spreading across the Internet, jumping from one social media account to the next.  I don't know Dena at all.  But someone connected to her passed her story to someone else who passed her story to Josh who passed her story to me.  And that -- to me -- is the definition of the World Wide Web and how we can use it as a platform for spreading awareness. ...more
I have been thinking seriously about telling my story of liver disease, liver failure and liver ...more

Two Roads

If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?That question came at me recently while sitting with my boys in a theater watching a trailer for the movie, "Brave."  The main character, a young girl named Merida, asks that very question as the film fades to black leaving the opening date looming large on the screen....more

The Mammogram

On Thursday, May 17th, I experienced my first mammogram. ...more

Breast Cancer Patients A Mother’s Day Gift From The Supreme Court - Returns BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes To Women

Robert Graham Reporting From Baylor College Of Medicine Houston, Texas May 11,2012 PressWire Hybrid Medical Media:Breast Cancer Patients A Mother’s Day Gift From The Supreme Court - Returns BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes To WomenHybrid Medical Media reports that the Supreme Court remanded the case of The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al., v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., et al (Docket No. 11-725) to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. The question is should one company have all the rights...more

Humiliated Elizabeth Edwards ripped her blouse and bra off at airport.

"You don't see me anymore," Elizabeth Edwards screamed as she tore off her blouse and bra, revealing breasts deformed by the grueling treatment inflicted on breast cancer victims. John Edwards “didn't have much of a reaction,” testified Christina Reynolds, a former Edwards communications adviser and friend of his wife....more

The Stories Of Friends

I had dinner last night with an old friend. I just snickered out loud as I wrote that - Linda is older than me, and I love to tease her about it. She’s only got twelve years years on me, but I play it up as much as I can. Years ago, when I was showing off the ultrasound pictures of my first child, Linda was bemoaning the fact that ultrasounds weren’t standard procedure when she had her girls. I reminded her that back then, doctors probably couldn’t generate ultrasound waves by banging the rocks together in her cave. I know, I’m a good friend like that....more

Breast Cancer and HIF-1 Is Why ObamaCare Must Stay in Place

Robert Graham and Hybrid Medical Media Reporting from Houston MD Anderson Medical School April 10, 2012-------...more

The Dual Realities of Breast Cancer Screening

More and more studies are telling us that breast cancer screens lead to unnecessary treatment.  I think it all boils down to your focal point, population vs....more

Confusing Emotional Baggage with Garbage (is bad for the soul...)

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The Tattoo Diaries

5:48 am: I didn't sleep well last night. Not sure why. Maybe it was the 2-hour nap after I came home. Just a little more tired this week. Sitting here in my fuzzy pink bathrobe and realizing that I've been waiting for this day for a long time....