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There’s a lot of uncertainty about what the new guidelines for mammogram screenings from the US Preventative Task Force mean.
Dr. Len Lichtenfeld of the The American Cancer Society will be hosting a live online char tomorrow at noon eastern to share the ACS’ viewpoint. Click here to join the chat.
As Dr. Len writes, the American Cancer Society “stands by its guidelines of recommending that women 40 and over at average risk for the disease continue to receive an annual mammogram and clinical breast exam every year. For more details on our position, please see the statement from the Society’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Otis Brawley and read my blog entry. I look forward to hearing from you during the chat. If you are not able to join us live, a transcript of the chat will be available” on the blog.
Thanks to The Motherhood and Julie Pippert! Distracted driving is the public safety issue of our time. I vow everyday not to use my iPhone while driving. Yesterday, I broke my personal vow because I had a conference call (baby was not the the car). I got pulled over. I learned my lesson: I will not use my phone while driving. Please join me.
Driving while distracted can be more dangerous than driving drunk.
As moms, we want safer roads.
We know the time has come for us all to recognize the risks of distracted driving, to be more responsible and to mind the wheel.
Here is what we pledge:
We pledge to model safe behavior when we drive.
We pledge to set firm house rules on texting and phoning while driving.
We pledge to help spread the word on the dangers of distracted driving.
Here is what we ask for:
We ask for the dangers of distracted driving to be included in drivers’ education classes.
We ask for innovations in technology to help solve the problem.
We ask for laws to make it illegal to text and drive.
We ask for enforcement of existing distracted driving laws and consequences when the laws are broken.
By working together we will make everyone safer.
And in Huffington Post, Joan Blades asks the right question (I’m paraphrasing) — why can’t our “leaders” in Washington lead us to better health care?
What you need to know about state policies and health care reform. Great post from Momocrats here.