Warm wishes for a happy, healthy Thanksgiving

There was a pre-Thanksgiving story on NPR this week about a grateful heart’s being a healthier heart. The conclusion was based on a study, published earlier this year, involving patients with asymptomatic (Stage B) heart failure. Researchers asked patients in one study group to write down three things for which… Read More

Violence and uncertainty

Assault on Paris reverberates Friday night, as Paris was rocked with unimaginable violence, many of us were transported back to those horrible moments of terror in this country on September 11th not so many years ago. Having lived in Washington, D.C., then, I know what it is to feel unsafe… Read More

American Cancer Society dares to change guidelines

New ACS recommendations for mammography Last week, in a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article, the American Cancer Society (ACS) broke with its own traditions and changed its recommendations for when average-risk women should start getting mammograms and how often they should get them. This was a very… Read More