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What Happens When Women Stop Wearing Bras?

Would you ever stop wearing bras? I wouldn’t. Media reports this week challenged women to change their bra-wearing habits. These calls for us to go bra-less were based on comments made by a French professor during a radio interview. He claimed to have measured the changing breasts of over 300 “sports” women between the ages […]

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Sexy Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Displays: Where’s the Harm?

Are you dressing up scary or sexy this Halloween? For women, that second costume choice has been under attack. The latest objections trace the evolution of young girls’ store-bought outfits to ones that mirror more adult themes. You can choose to be a naughty Big Bird or a nurse. These costumes are all similar in that they […]

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Act with Love: Join the Health of Women Study

One of the first books I read when I began to research the complex subject of breasts was Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book. The New York Times called it the “bible” of all breast books. In it’s pages I learn many things about breast health—including Dr. Love’s simple but surprising statement that there is no medical reason to […]

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Cell Phones and Breast Cancer: What's the Risk?

Ever stash your cell phone in your bra? Do you worry about your risk of breast cancer? Everyday I see women walking around LA with phones tucked into the front of their bras or with noticeable rectangular bulges poking out from under their armpits. There’s even a new bra on the market with a pocket designed for […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness? It's Time for a Cure

I was 11 years old when I first heard the words “breast cancer.” But I didn’t know much about the disease until I was almost 50. When I wrote my book in 2006, I was overwhelmed by statistical information and unsure how much had changed over the past 40 years. I knew it was no longer an […]

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