When Dealing With Illness, Don’t Go It Alone

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We can all agree that going through tough times in life can be made easier when you have the moral support of a significant other, friend, or family member. Not surprisingly, this is especially true when facing illness. This applies …

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Spotlight On: The Silver Lining

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How many times have we heard the old adage: “In every cloud, there is a silver lining”? It’s hardly the thing to say when someone has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. But after Hollye Jacobs received this news at …

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DOs and DON’Ts: Healthy Eating Out

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For some of us, eating out is a luxury that we indulge in only occasionally. For others, it’s a way of life born of busy days and conflicting family schedules. Wherever you fall on that continuum,

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Indoor Tanning is Dangerous: True or False?

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In a few months, prom season will be upon us. Unfortunately, along with it comes a heightened interest on the part of young girls to have “color” for the big event. And by “color” they mean tanned skin. Some of …

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Spotlight On: One Medical Group

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I started BFFL Co in 2011 with a view toward improving the patient experience by offering information, support, and a wide range of products that helps patients recover from surgery and other medical treatments in comfort and with dignity. Over …

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Breast Cancer Concern for the African-American Female Population

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BFFL Co is featured in the Huffington Post! Read our blog concerning the troubling statistics regarding breast cancer in this demographic. (Read)

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Lymphedema: What Is It?

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If you are facing surgery for breast cancer or another condition such as melanoma of the arm or leg, you might be at risk for a condition called lymphedema. When swelling, or edema, involves the body’s lymphatic system, fluid gets …

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DO’s and DON’Ts: Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

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As grocery stores have become bigger—offering everything from breakfast cereal to printer cartridges– they have also become a bit overwhelming. When shopping for food, simpler is better. And simpler is usually healthier as well. Here are some tips for healthy …

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Is Abnormal Breast Tissue Something To Worry About?

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If you’ve ever had a breast tissue biopsy and have been told by your doctor that you have “abnormal breast tissue” or you hear the term “atypical hyperplasia”, you might want to consider having another discussion. Atypical hyperplasia (AH) refers …

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Good News for Coffee Lovers

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Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may do more than just make you jittery. It may actually do you good. Research data has shown that high levels of caffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a decreased risk …

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Is a Vaccine Against Breast Cancer Remotely Possible?

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Maybe. Recent studies have shown that a new breast cancer vaccine is safe to administer to people. The studied vaccine essentially causes an increase in the body’s immune cells that attack mammaglobin-A (a breast cancer-related toxin also known as MAM-A). …

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The Cold, Not-So-Hard Truth about Exercising With Breast Implants

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As we soldier through winter days and frigid temperatures, those of us with breast implants know only too well that keeping toasty is no small task. And, if you participate in sports or exercise throughout the season, the challenge can …

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