Breastfeeding moms should be accommodated

Freedom New Mexico A teacher who routinely pumped breast milk during work has lost her job, leading the American Civil Liberties Union to file a notice of claim against the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in Colorado. ACLU lawyers claim the public charter school declined to renew the contract of teacher Heather Burgbacher because she […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mammograph technician Cheryl Smoot tests Sherri Brewer of Clovis on Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to […]

April 6, 2008 Club Notes

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Chapter met March 31 at the 21st Street Church of Christ. Jan Garrett presented a program on breast cancer. She shared her survivor’s view and gave information on detection and treatment. She also told the group that new research was being done, the survival rate was […]

Feb. 20 – Swim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Brandon Williams practices his breast stroke during swim team practice at Clovis Aquatic Center. The swim team will participate in the state championships this weekend in Albuquerque.

Size doesn’t always matter

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about breast implants – specifically, my desire to have a larger bosom. I seriously considered the option of breast enhancement and went as far as making appointments with two highly recommended plastic surgeons. Before even speaking with them, I made up my […]

Effects of water on breast milk studied

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Representatives from the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University are conducting research in the area to determine the effects of perchlorate exposure to infants through ingestion of breast milk. Research has shown that Roosevelt and Curry counties have tested positive for high levels of perchlorate in water, […]

Priorities must be set in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My cousin Vani is an established physician, a radiologist who lives and works in Italy. She has a 13-month-old son, whom she adores and still breast-feeds. There shouldn’t be a problem with this picture, except for the fact that everyone has been telling her she is crazy. She hears from family […]

Tractor gets pink paint job to raise cancer awareness

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Shelia Smith of Roswell drives her pink 1955 Farmall tractor in the parade at the New Mexico Ag Expo Tuesday in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie […]

Manners missing in breastfeeding case

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Folks in Santa Fe and Vermont are all atwitter about the breastfeeding New Mexico mom who was booted off a plane in Vermont. She was offered a blanket to cover her allegedly exposed breast while she fed her daughter. She declined and was asked to go back into the terminal. […]

Patterson, Valerie R. “Ge Ge”

Valerie Rose “Ge Ge” Patterson, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis from breast cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1931 to Paul and Julia Swantek Kolosky in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. She married Donald Patterson on Sept. 13,1952 in Sturgeon Lake. They lived in many places as […]

Honorary chairs say fear of the unknown toughest part of cancer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Minutes after regaining consciousness, one thought ran through Russell Muffley’s head — had his surgery been successful? The answer he had been hoping for wasn’t what he heard. “It was the lowest point. I waited and waited and waited for the doctor to come in and then he did. […]

La Leche League offers resources to mothers of all ages

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Good news for moms of all ages — “There is no right way to be a mother.” This sage advice was not uttered by an old-world guru. Nor was it passed along by a new-world medicine woman. It was shared by Kimberly Wood, mother of one with another on […]

TV censorship should be left to parents

By Steve Chapman We can all remember, with shock, the first time we caught sight of a bare breast on network television. It happened just eight months ago, during the Super Bowl halftime show, when singer Justin Timberlake yanked down Janet Jackson’s top and exposed, for a fleeting instant, an item of flesh never before […]

Eating a lot of carbs may increase risk of breast cancer

Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press A new study raises concerns about high-carb diets beyond how they affect weight. Breast cancer was more than twice as common in women in Mexico who ate a lot of carbohydrates as it was in those who limited carbs to roughly half of all calories they consumed, the research found. […]

Breast cancer — Early detection can save lives

By Michelle Seeber Former Portales resident Charles Meister lost his sister Marilyn (Meister) Emanuel to breast cancer on Dec. 5, 1988. She was a second-grade school teacher in Chandler, Ariz., and only 41 years old. She left two sons behind: Glen, 17, and Greg, 13. She lived only two years after she was diagnosed with […]

Halftime stunt worked; people are talking

Leonard Pitts Jr. It was a week in which the president agreed to an investigation of prewar intelligence failures, a Massachusetts court affirmed gay marriage and ricin was found in a Senate mailroom. So naturally, everybody was talking about Janet Jackson’s right breast. As you surely know, Jackson “unleashed the breast” (credit the phrase to […]

Halftime show disappoints CNJ readers

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for reviews on the Super Bowl halftime show: Some responses: “I didn’t care for it at all. First you start with some guy who is holding himself like he has to go to the toilet. Then we see an item of clothing pulled off to expose a breast. […]

FDA regulations are restricting women’s choices

Freedom Newspapers T he recommendation from a scientific adviso ry panel that the Food and Drug Administration allow silicone breast implants back on the market 11 years after the FDA banned them in 1992 highlights several extremely odd aspects of the way we have come to make medical decisions in this country. Unfortunately, scientific evidence […]

Feminists of two minds about women’s rights

Steve Chapman Feminists champion a woman’s right to choose. They have always taken the position that the right to privacy includes the right to decide what happens to their own bodies. They think such a personal decision should be made by individual women and their physicians, free from meddling politicians. As Planned Parenthood Federation of […]