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Music and the Spoken Word: Let love rule the day We can love people even if we do not love their choices. After all, isn't it more important — though perhaps more challenging — to love a person than to love words or actions?

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Nothing to prove: Ambassador sets aside... Sam Brownback has served as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom since February.

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Religion and family status more important than... The New York Times' Upshot asked 2,204 Americans to list the three identities that meant the most to them.

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Breast cancer and men This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.Having a mother or daughter who carries a mutation on the BRCA1 or 2 genes puts women at an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The same is true for men, although few men undergo genetic testing.“Men are equally as likely as women to inherit a BRCA mutation,” said Dr. Christopher Childers, a resident physician in the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of [...]

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Questions to ask after diagnosis This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.To get good answers, you need to ask good questions. Here are a few you should ask your oncologist if you are diagnosed with breast cancer.1. What type of breast cancer do I have? “Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common form of breast cancer, followed by invasive lobular carcinoma. Both of these cancers are treated the same way and only differ in the cells of the breast they grow from,” said Dr. Cletus [...]

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After mastectomy This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.For women facing a mastectomy, information is the power to choose what is best for their health, well-being and quality of life.A June study sponsored by the University of Michigan from a multicenter research consortium aims to help breast cancer patients make decisions about breast reconstruction while armed with the facts about the risks and rewards associated with different surgical options. The study, published in JAMA Surgery, [...]

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How to help a friend with cancer This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.You may not be a doctor, but for someone who has breast cancer, a good friend is the best thing you can be.“Support is a strong weapon in the fight against breast cancer,” said Brooke Parker Wingate, director of social media and educational outreach at the American Breast Cancer Foundation. “According to Psychology Today, a new study shows that supportive friendships during diagnosis, treatment and recovery can [...]

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What experts want you to know This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.When asked, “What’s one thing you want people to know about breast cancer?” here’s what a few experts said:“We are now living in the era of personalized cancer care. It is no longer one-size-fits-all, but each and every patient deserves a detailed evaluation and explanation, not only of their recommended treatment plan, but also the reasons and rationale for that plan.”— Dr. [...]

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What is triple-negative breast cancer? This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.Breast cancer is a disease that gets a fair amount of attention, but not all breast cancers are the same. Triple-negative breast cancer is the rarest and most aggressive form of the disease, affecting only about 15 percent of all breast cancer patients.“There are many different types of breast cancer, and clinically we group them according to three receptors: the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor and the human [...]

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Why moms, daughters should talk about breast... This article appears in Paint it all Pink magazine 2018.Even if breast cancer doesn’t run in the family, experts agree mothers and daughters should talk about breast health and cancer prevention.“Any time we can have a conversation about something, it makes us feel more in control of the situation. Having conversations about breast cancer allows people to take control of their health,” said social worker and Ph.D. candidate Erin Nau, counseling and education [...]

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LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project tries... He thinks there's a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he's nuts. We'll find out who's right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Nicole goes bananas.

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The two great epics of India These two great poems — Ramayana and Mahabharata — laid the foundation for Indian literary culture and are foundational to the Hindu worldview.

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Sturdy Memorial announces childbirth... ATTLEBORO — Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Maternity Services offers a variety of childbirth education classes to help prepare future mothers and their partners.Sturdy Memorial’s Preparing for Childbirth and Childbirth Refresher classes are taught by certified childbirth instructors. Both classes discuss the techniques for proper relaxation and breathing, conditioning exercises to improve comfort during the birthing process — both physically and emotionally, [...]

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital to hold free... ATTLEBORO — Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Weight Management Program will host a free information session on surgical weight loss options from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 in conference room H located near the main lobby of the hospital, 211 Park St.Sturdy Memorial Hospital has developed a comprehensive Wellness Weight Management Program specializing in individualized, medically supervised programs for diet, exercise and medically appropriate non-surgical interventions. For [...]

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How do we get past politics and unite behind... In this country, courts are busy sorting out the intersection of religious principles and personal freedoms. This may be important, but it is little comfort to the millions worldwide who are suffering, and sometimes dying, for their beliefs.

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Watch: Meghan McCain talks about her father and... Meghan McCain made an emotional return to “The View” this week after she stepped away from the show to handle the death of her father, former Arizona Sen. John McCain.

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Want to save the world? Start at home We may have missed the message from Confucius given more than 2,000 years ago: “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”

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THE BEER NUT: Wachusett Purple raising money... Wachusett Brewing Company of Westminster is once again brewing its original IPA, and it's for a good cause. Author John Holl is coming to Concord and Hop Culture is hosting a festival with some rarely seen breweries.

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 10-10-18 Check out The Grass is Always Greener and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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SENIOR Q&A: Is the Medicare Part D... Q: This is my first year on Part D and I find myself in the "doughnut hole" situation. I thought I read somewhere that this gap in coverage will be eliminated in 2020. Can you confirm?A: The so-called "doughnut hole" situation with Medicare Part D benefits, according to AARP's website, refers to "Part D beneficiaries who have high prescription drug expenses (who) currently have to pay more once the total cost of their medicines reaches a certain [...]

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