Genetic Counselors and Breast Centers Overwhelmed with Phone Calls after Jolie’s Announcement

The aftermath of Angelina Jolie’s announcement on May 14 has sent the telephones at genetic, cancer and breast centers ringing off the wall. FORCE, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, reported calls to their hotline quadrupled within 36 hours. Multiple Genetic Centers from around the country said they could not answer all the phone calls. … Continue reading Genetic Counselors and Breast Centers Overwhelmed with Phone Calls after Jolie’s Announcement

Walking Beneficial in Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction

Diagnosis: Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Endometrial cancer RX: Physical Exercise: Get yourself a dog     Many of the latest studies show a direct relationship between physical exercise and the prevention or reduction of risk with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer and other cancers. One study in 2011 showed that 3-4% of all bowel, breast and uterine cancers are linked to physical inactivity. The correlation … Continue reading Walking Beneficial in Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction

California Supreme Court Rules for Bans of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

This controversy continues to hold the spotlight. California voters legalized medical marijuana in 1996.  The tax income it generates is astronomical, yet the California Supreme Court ruled last week that local governments have the power to rezone the dispensaries out of existence in their cities. The problem started almost immediately when the voters approved the sale but legislation didn’t spell out how sales or the … Continue reading California Supreme Court Rules for Bans of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries