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General Medical · Health

My mammogram story

By Shelley Singer
I am in a high-risk category for breast cancer. My mother has had it twice. I am 59 and have been having mammograms since I was 40. I examine myself (none too thoroughly) and have manual breast exams every three months.  I took Tamoxifen for five years, prophylactically, after research and discussions with my doctors about a study suggesting that…
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Emotional Health

Friends Rescue Friends

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
We are five unlikely friends who have been together for 18 years. We’ve seen one another through three divorces, three marriages, the deaths of four parents, the near-death of one spouse, and the birth of four children and a grandchild. There have also been four big moves, to the point where only one of us now lives where all of…
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