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Medpedia Community

Posted on: October 14th, 2009 by
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Hi readers,

You will notice that on the left upper corner of my Calling the Shots page there is a new logo. I am proud to announce that I am now one of the contributors to Medpedia, a site designed to educate people on various conditions, illnesses, and to answer questions in general. My Calling the Shots blog Continue reading the story "Medpedia Community"

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Posted on: October 11th, 2009 by
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Beth L. Gainer is a professional writer and has published numerous academic and magazine articles, as well as an essay on her breast cancer experience in the anthology Voices of Breast Cancer by LaChance Publishing. She writes about a potpourri of topics, including motherhood and her Chinese adoption experience at http://currents-living-discovery.blogspot.com/, and her cat Hemi blogs at http://www.catterchatter.blogspot.com/. Beth teaches writing and literature Continue reading the story "Read More About this Post Here"

A Curve Ball and The No.1 Exploited Disease

Posted on: October 5th, 2009 by
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Lately, I've been feeling exploited.

As someone who tries to empower others to advocate for their own medical needs and health, frankly I get pissed off when I see companies exploit fear -- particularly as it relates to women -- to sell a product or service.

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Hello Again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 2nd, 2009 by
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Well, it's official.

It's October.

Everywhere I go nowadays, I'm inundated with pink ribbons and pink food packages. How I react to all of this pink stuff depends on the Continue reading the story "Hello Again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month"

And the Lemonade Award Goes To

Posted on: September 29th, 2009 by
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Recently, I was honored to receive a Lemonade Award from an excellent blogger herself, Dr. Alicia, of Welcome to My Planet. I am honored that Dr. Alicia chose my Calling the Shots blog as one of her recommended blogs. So as kindred spirit and kindred blogger, here are my nominees for the Lemonade Award.

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Posted on: September 29th, 2009 by
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Beth L. Gainer is a professional writer and has published numerous academic and magazine articles, as well as an essay on her breast cancer experience in the anthology Voices of Breast Cancer by LaChance Publishing. She writes about medical advocacy at www.bethlgainer.blogspot.com, and her cat Hemi blogs at www.catterchatter.blogspot.com. Beth teaches writing and literature at Continue reading the story "Read More About this Post Here"

Goal-Driven Running Diva

Posted on: September 9th, 2009 by
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One of my favorite blogs to read is Raptitude.com. It is well-written and insightful. Particularly, reading the following blog helped inspire me to see my goals through fruition. Reading this posting will help anyone who is serious about accomplishing tangible goals: http://http://www.raptitude.com/2009/09/how-to-make-a-life-list-youll-actually-do-a-comprehensive-guide/

Putting the Bipedal to the Mettle

Posted on: September 7th, 2009 by
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I'm in a world of hurt. 

Literally.

Today, my mind and cardiovascular system were jogging, but my torso wasn't cooperating. Continue reading the story "Putting the Bipedal to the Mettle"

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Posted on: September 7th, 2009 by
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Beth L. Gainer is a professional writer and has published numerous academic and magazine articles, as well as an essay on her breast cancer experience in the anthology Voices of Breast Cancer by LaChance Publishing. She writes about a potpourri of topics, including motherhood and her Chinese adoption experience at http://currents-living-discovery.blogspot.com/, and her cat Hemi blogs at http://www.catterchatter.blogspot.com/. Beth teaches writing and literature at Continue reading the story "Read More About this Post Here"