Betty Ford & The Status Of Mammography

This is a long one, dear readers, so grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Thank you, Mrs. Ford. In 1974, when she was 56, Betty Ford’s doctor found a lump in one of her breasts during a routine physical.   At the time, biopsies were not done as a separate procedure […]

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All I Need To Know I Learned From Chloe

Some of you may not have read this blog when Chloe was still with me. She died on February 23, 2009, nearly seven months to the day after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew she had begun to fail around Christmas, but she was mostly okay. Then, that February morning, I woke up […]

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Sunscreen — For Your Car

A little history Back in the 19th century, it was not fashionable to have a tan.   In addition to its racist implications, it was a notion that had to do with economic and social class.   Members of the working class had tans (or sunburns), because they were the ones who were more often […]

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The Last Goodbye

That’s Jett with two t’s About a decade ago, my friend Anne Marie, who runs the local animal shelter, called me up. She had just taken in a purebred black Persian cat who needed a new home, and wondered if I knew anyone who might be interested. “What’s his story?” I asked her. Strictly speaking, […]

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