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Teens and Breast Cancer

With in the past year there has been a growing rate in breast cancer within teens.  A 13-year-old girl was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her name is Taylor Thompson.  Breast cancer is found in women of ages 15-54.  It was a 19-year-old girl who had to have both breast removed 2 weeks after her doctor found a lump.  Younger women have to have more aggressive treatment than older women.  So how does this make you feel?  Have you ever imagined being treated for breast cancer at such a young age?


1 comment November 29, 2009

Here’s Your New Baby… Not!!


If you were planning to adopt a baby from the Adoption Annex, a now-defunct, nonprofit adoption services organization, then forget it.  It has been said that the whole organization is a scam.  Its founder Kevin Cohen has been cheating people out of their money.  Over 16 couples have come to Mr. Cohen seeking the opportunity to adopt a new born.  This is what he did, he told the couples to pay something between $20,000 and $40,000 in medical expenses for the women who had agreed to place their children up for adoption.  So once the money was paid the adoption parents had to wait until the mothers gave birth, so they could pick up the children.  But there was one major problem… there were no children to be adopted.  Neither the pregnant women or their babies existed.  One couple in particular paid over $60,000 in medical expenses for the so called “birth parents” of their so called “adopted baby”.  And if you think that was crazy, then guess what…  Cohen pleaded “Not Guilty” even though the evidence was against him.

I personally believe this is ridiculous.  They paid all that money for what???  Well my gosh did they ask to see any type of proof or something that he was running a legitimate adoption agency?   This just proves that you must be careful and do your research.  Did they look at the history of the agency or did they seek information on previous customers?  I know adopting a child is not an easy process and that when you desperately want a child you will be quick to take up offers, but these couples should have known it was too good to be true.  I hope Cohen gets what he deserves,and I hope these couples get the children that they desperately want.

2 comments October 5, 2009

What Kids Know About The Swine Flu

This morning on ABC news a group of children between the ages of six and eight were asked about how they believed parents should prepare their children for the flu vaccination.  One little girl Believed that parents should encourage the child and be there to support them.  One child by the name of William Keenan age eight knew all about the flu even down to the white blood looking for the weapons they need to help you fight the flu. 

That’s all from a kids point of view.  The man giving the interview said that many  parents mess up and scare the children by telling them if they do not act right, then the doctors will stick them causing to child to gain a fear of the doctor when the doctor is only there to help.  He also said that many children has developed ways to cope with the pain and fear of shots.  Also he believed that it is better for the doctor to inform the child about what is going on. 

I agree with both the children and the man.  I was amazed at all the techniques that the children had developed.  I wonder how my 7-year-old niece feels about the flu shot, so be looking forward to that.  And if you have younger siblings or cousins ask them how they cope with the pain of shots, and ask them what they know about the swine flu.

Add a comment September 25, 2009






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