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 […]