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Current location: Top of a hill.
Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 06:58 PM
Number of posts: 13,736

About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

Journal Archives

Husband And Wife Doctors Claim Her Fibroid Removal Procedure Spread Cancer

Source: NPR and WSJ

Dr. Amy Reed and her husband Dr. Hooman Noorchashm are campaigning against a standard procedure to remove fibroids in the uterus, called morcellation, in which the mass is ground up and removed in minimally-invasive surgery. They claim it spread Dr. Reed’s previously undetected cancer.

Dr. Noorchashm and Dr. Reed joined Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the fibroid removal technique and their campaign against it.

“You are basically taking a procedure, which puts women basically in a collision course with a stage four cancer,” said Dr. Noorchashm, noting that this is what happened in his wife’s case.

Dr. Reed and Dr. Noorchashm say they’ve brought their concerns and data about the procedure to their hospital, but the hospital has not stopped offering it.

Read more: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/18/fibroid-removal-cancer

Listen to the story at NPR


Just read the story at the WSJ if you can. We are not lab rats. eom

Doctors Eye Cancer Risk in Uterine Procedure
Popular Technique to Remove Growths Comes Under Question

Updated Dec. 18, 2013 1:21 p.m. ET
An increasingly popular method of removing common uterine growths is coming under assault by some doctors worried about the risk of spreading a potentially deadly cancer.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, a prominent Boston medical center, said Tuesday it plans to impose new limits on the procedure, called morcellation. And Massachusetts General Hospital said it expects to change what it tells women about possible risks from the...

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Dec 18, 2013, 11:42 PM (12 replies)

28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013

Found this interesting, fwiw. eom lmsp

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:10 AM (0 replies)

Thanks GOP for starting the conversation and thanks OLB for this perfect reply.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:05 AM (0 replies)


Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman, and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

Female superheroes, warrior princesses, and other icons of women's empowerment in pop culture owe their existence to Wonder Woman — the unlikely brainchild of a Harvard-trained pop psychologist. From Wonder Woman’s original, radical World War II presence, to her uninspiring 1960s incarnation as a fashion boutique owner, to her dramatic resurrection by feminist Gloria Steinem and the women of Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman’s legacy continues today.

Wonder Women! explores the nation’s long-term love affair with comic book superheroes and raises questions about the possibilities and contradictions of heroines within the genre. The film goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, comic writers and artists, and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
Read more here where you can also play the game (lots of empowering fun) and watch the movie.

The more I learn about humanity the more I love that I was born a female. We are our only true hope, IM Empowered O.
Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri May 24, 2013, 02:46 AM (1 replies)

Love it.

"The researchers suggest that intelligent behavior stems from the impulse to seize control of future events in the environment."
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:28 PM (1 replies)

With Medium's Acquisition of Matter, the 'New Internet' Gets Whiter (and More Male)

Matter, the new longform science and technology platform, was acquired yesterday by Medium, the other new publishing platform created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone. Launched last fall, Medium is essentially a blog without blog content, a place for valuable, high-quality writing to stand apart from the hordes of rambling blog posts that flood the Web today. If you haven’t heard of either of these new publishing platforms, that’s OK: This is some serious inside tech-and-startup baseball, and that’s the problem.

Williams and Stone weren’t the only entrepreneurs with the idea to create a more structured, less cluttered, and less accessible space on the Web for good content—there’s Svtble, another invite-only blogging platform, Branch, the let’s-move-off-Twitter discussion space, and App.net, the $36-per-year Twitter without the riffraff. All these startups of the “new Internet” are ad-free but not free to enter. (Branch is slightly different: free to start a discussion, but participation by invite-only.)

The Kickstarter-funded Matter, which Williams backed, raised $140,000 in February 2012 and began publishing one long article per month in November, available to members for a subscription fee of 99¢ per month. So far the articles have been pretty great—I purchased their debut story, “Do No Harm“, which explores the neuropsychology of perfectly healthy people who want to amputate their limbs. It was an excellent piece of science journalism, the kind that should cost money, so it makes sense that Williams and Stone wanted to pull Matter’s good stories into their pristine publishing ecosystem—”the best place on the Internet to read and create high-quality content,” Williams told the Matter co-founders, according to their blog post.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:58 AM (0 replies)

Lordy Jesus!

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 3, 2013, 05:57 PM (1 replies)

Koch addicted Carpetbaggers. Sorry ya'll "transplants" but some of my folks were here before the

Explorers got here and some arrived on the coast in 1604 (did I mention I love genealogy?) so this isn't the first time we have had a "hard row to hoe" we were very close to going blue this time so please lift us up. We have got to band together.

An old man is dying, and calls his people to his side. He gives a short, sturdy stick to each on his many offspring, wives, and relatives. "Break the stick," he instructs them. With some effort, they all snap their sticks in half. "This is how it is when a soul is alone without anyone. They can be easily broken."

The old man next gives each of his kin another stick, and says, "This is how I would like you to live after I pass. Put your sticks together in bundles of twos and threes. Now, break these bundles in half." No one can break the sticks when there are two or more in a bundle. The old man smiles. "We are strong when we stand with another soul. When we are with another, we cannot be broken."

Native American Legends

Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 3, 2013, 02:21 PM (0 replies)

Gloria Steinem to headline Women to Women event

GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 27, 2013) — Iconic women’s rights advocate GLORIA STEINEM will headline this fall’s Celebration Luncheon hosted by Women to Women.

Gloria Steinem
The event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale this summer.
Women to Women is an endowed fund at The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro that supports the needs of Greensboro’s women and families. This year, the fund is expected to award a grant of up to $70,000 to a cause that incorporates the arts in education.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Apr 1, 2013, 06:56 PM (0 replies)

Stages of Grief

Love Peace and Shelter.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Apr 1, 2013, 05:40 PM (7 replies)
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