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Remembering Tamoxifen

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Last week, I picked up a copy of the local paper. I took a cursory look at it, turning page after page, finding the usual, less than uplifting forecasts about the financial cliff, along side articles about chaos in Egypt, natural disasters, and accidental death. As I turned it over, letting the front page flutter out …

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Single Payer Health Systems and the Affordable Care Act

by Margot Heffernan, MLS  President Obama’s re-election means that The Affordable Care Act will come to fruition.  Many questions remain, however, about just how his signature health care legislation will take shape in the coming months and years. So far, twenty states have opted out of creating their own health care exchanges, leaving this onerous task to the federal …

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Delayed Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer and Iron Deficiency Anemia

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non skin cancer that is diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 143,460 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in 2012. Although the death rate for this cancer has been steadily …

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Media Falsely Depict “Diversity”

This is an essay that appeared in the February 3rd, 2012 edition of the Daily News Record.  For more information on the Daily News Record, please visit www.dnronline.com. By Margot Heffernan, MLS        Diversity. Multiculturalism. Tolerance. These words are bandied about in conversations and communication, and as such, have become part of the modern lexicon. Hardly a …

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Colorectal Cancer, Delayed Diagnosis, and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Colon, or colorectal cancer originates in either the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (the last 4-6 inches of  the colon). With the exception of skin cancer, it is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will …

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