How long should I continue getting mammograms? At what age should I stop?

One unanticipated consequence of the COVID pandemic has been the postponement of screening mammography for virtually the entire population of US women who are candidates.  Mammography centers are opening again, now with a large backlog of women to schedule. …

Breast Health In The Time Of COVID-19: Volume 5

Schedule Your Mammogram It seems only fitting to come full circle in this final volume to talk further about mammograms.  Mammography is the workhorse in our efforts to identify and treat breast cancer at its earliest stages. I spoke in the first…

Breast Health In The Time Of COVID-19: Volume 4

In this volume, I am completing my list of 19 steps to improve your breast health, during this COVID-19 pandemic. The first volume was about mammograms. In the second volume, I touched on alcohol, smoking, weight gain, hormones, sleep, and pregnancy.…

Breast Health In The Time Of COVID-19: Volume 3

I am continuing my list of 19 steps you can accomplish to improve your breast health, during this COVID pandemic.  My first volume was about mammograms. In the second volume  I touched on alcohol, smoking, weight gain, hormones, sleep, and pregnancy. …

Breast Health In The Time Of COVID19: Volume 2

19 Things to Do to Promote Breast Health during the COVID- 19 Pandemic In my first volume, I explained what to do if your screening mammogram has been postponed.  In this volume I will touch on diet and some other factors that can affect your breasts. There…

Breast Health In The Time Of COVID: Volume 1

If you are like me, you may be spending hours a day catching up on what new information there is about the pandemic.  With the “stay at home” directives, it is hard to get yourself up and out to do any exercise, and I’ve heard reference to the…

Final Installment in Series of 5: "Nurse Kay"

My first rotation as an intern at Grady Hospital was on the Orthopedics team.  We would manage all the patients with broken bones, no matter what the age.  And so it happened that our team went to the pediatrics floor on a daily basis.  It was…

4th Installment in Series of 5; The Dedicated “Office Nurse”

After finishing my surgical residency at Emory University, I took over a surgical practice from a retiring surgeon in Decatur, Georgia.  His office was in a renovated stone house in downtown Decatur, and he had three employees, all of whom continued…

2nd Installment in Series of Five; The Country Nurse

I was born in the last month of my father’s medical school training. From there he served a one year internship in Pittsburgh, PA and from that point on he took an offer from a local Lions’ Club in western Pennsylvania, in a county that had no…