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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Margot Heffernan Teaches ESL Class at Skyline Literacy

Three of Margot's students from Skyline Literacy

Margot Heffernan is teaching an intermediate level ESL class at Skyline Literacy in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This class meets three times a week, from September through early December. Skyline Literacy is an organization that offers English classes to individuals who wish to enhance their language skills. The mission of Skyline Literacy is to improve the functional literacy …

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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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Margot Heffernan and Keri Sue Brunk Teach ELL classes for American Home Life International

Margot Heffernan teaching Chinese ESL students on August 17, 2012

Margot Heffernan and Keri Sue Brunk taught an ELL class (English Language Learning) which was sponsored by American Home Life International, an organization that provides cultural and educational learning experiences for students from around the world. Margot and Keri Sue  have collaborated on previous ELL teaching projects at Skyline Literacy in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This class included twenty middle school students …

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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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