March 2020

Monthly Archives

  • Anal Cancer Awareness and HPV

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    Editor’s Note: March 21, 2020 is Anal Cancer Awareness Month. HPV causes a majority (91%) of anal cancers and is preventable through vaccination. Thank you to the Anal Cancer Foundation for allowing us to republish this piece.  On New Year’s Day 2019 my husband and I trekked up to the top of Diamond Hill in […]

  • How do you talk to family and friends about COVID-19

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    Have you gotten questions about coronavirus and warm weather? Ibuprofen? Bioweapons? A lot of misinformation and disinformation is circulating concerning COVID-19, and people are unsure how to talk to others about the pandemic. We invited journalist Tara Haelle to talk to us about how to get the best information to your family and friends. See […]

  • Losing a Child: Unless You Lived It, You Don’t Know What It’s Like

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    Every year on the anniversary of Kimberly’s death, her mother, Patti, bakes Italian rainbow cookies and places them on the tiny beach she’s created on Kimberly’s gravesite. What must it be like to sit beside your child’s tombstone? What must it feel like to leave her favorite uneaten cookies behind you as you walk away […]

  • I Got Myself Vaccinated

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    I am part of a family of five, and neither me nor my siblings received any childhood or adolescent vaccines. My mom is somewhat of a unique anti-vaxxer, in the sense that she believes that the use of vaccinations means we are being too human-centered and are harming other species on the planet as a […]