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Why I Hate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I don’t look forward to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That may seem like a strange statement coming from a woman whose own mother was diagnosed with the disease. Given my sex and age, I have a personal stake in seeing progress made. I remember what it was like in the late 1960s, when women didn’t […]

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5 biggest bra myths

5 Biggest Bra Myths

No one believes more in the power of bras than I do, the way they transform my figure or my mood. But there are a few things they can’t and won’t do for my breasts. Here are my top 5 biggest bra myths, and reasons why you should feel free to ignore them: Bra Myth […]

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how to keep breasts looking young

How to Keep Breasts Looking Young

How to keep breasts looking young and perky? Some think the answer is wearing a bra 24/7. Others claim the wrong bra keeps women’s boobs down. But there’s no proof that bras do much more than provide temporary lift when we wear them. Scientists aren’t even sure what keeps women’s breasts “up.” Greater skin elasticity, […]

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Breast Cancer Screening: Who Profits from Early Detection?

When Angelina Jolie revealed she carried the breast cancer gene, the world learned about the $3,000 price tag attached to BRCA testing. But gene mutations represent a small percentage of breast cancer cases, and 85% of women diagnosed have no family history of the disease. Who pays for their breast cancer screening? Since women rely […]

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Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy: The Future of Women's Health

My first thought when I heard the news of Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy? “Oh no, not again.” I wasn’t shocked to learn that a celebrity had undergone this procedure. Ms. Jolie wasn’t the first. No. It was the reminder that somewhere, another woman had been forced to make a difficult and painful health choice. […]

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