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Fertility after cancer: Young women less likely to be told about options

Fertility after cancer: Young women less likely to be told about options | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new nationwide study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s reveals that young male cancer patients were twice as likely as young women to be counseled on ways to preserve their fertility, such as freezing sperm or eggs.
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FDA approve new daily pill for common skin cancer

FDA approve new daily pill for common skin cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The FDA have approved a new drug - sonidegib - for treating locally advanced basal cell carcinoma, an increasingly common cancer that occurs in the top layer of the skin.
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Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells remembered for his faith, courage, determination | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett

Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells remembered for his faith, courage, determination | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a kid, Skip Wells was into video games and bottle rockets. He was a bright and gregarious student who loved playing hockey and the clarinet. He and his best friend were so tight throughout middle and high school that their teachers frequently had to separate them.

As a United States Marine, Wells was dedicated, disciplined and determined to excel.

Hundreds of friends, family members and community supporters flocked to Woodstock First Baptist...
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Researchers Discover Gut-Heart Connection in Coronary Artery Disease

Researchers Discover Gut-Heart Connection in Coronary Artery Disease | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cleveland Clinic researchers led by Bo Shen, MD, have discovered a connection between the intestines and the heart that could lead to new protocols in the treatment of coronary artery disease.
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Teacher blasts popular classroom training program: It is turning us into robots.

Teacher blasts popular classroom training program: It is turning us into robots. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The students were also perplexed by my new earpiece accessory. "Um, Miss, what’s that in your ear?" they asked. I looked over to the three adults in the far back corner of the room for my scripted answer. "Tell them you are like Tom Brady. Tom Brady wears an earpiece to be coached remotely and so do you," was the response. I never would have said that, and mumbled instead: "But I’m not Tom Brady."
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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.
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The Scientifically Proven Way To Have The Best Vacation Ever

The Scientifically Proven Way To Have The Best Vacation Ever | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Happiness research shows how to make the most of your precious time off in 9 simple steps.
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Can Georgia reform education by diminishing status, salaries of teachers? | Get Schooled

Can Georgia reform education by diminishing status, salaries of teachers? | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Former Pelham City Schools Superintendent Jim Arnold writes about the new Education Reform Commission created by the governor to address, among other things, the Georgia school funding formula.

A longer version of this post appears on Arnold's blog.

By Jim Arnold

I will admit I was more than a little skeptical when I learned about the group appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to investigate the possibility of updating the decades old formula used...
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Neal Boortz returns to WSB for AFLAC Cancer Center Careathon | Radio and TV Talk

Neal Boortz returns to WSB for AFLAC Cancer Center Careathon | Radio and TV Talk | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The 15th annual News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB Careathon for AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center pulled in more than $1.5 million from its listeners earlier this week.

Last year, the station drew a record $1.6 million....
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Don Henley Sets Release Date for 'Cass County,' Announces Solo Tour

Don Henley Sets Release Date for 'Cass County,' Announces Solo Tour | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With the Eagles' farewell shows coming to an end, singer-songwriter plans his own cross-country run in support of his new country album
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State Bar opposes settling of complaint against Speaker Ralston

State Bar opposes settling of complaint against Speaker Ralston | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The State Bar on Thursday filed a motion asking that Speaker David Ralston’s request to settle a complaint against him with a reprimand by tossed out.
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Ending Life

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Barbara Mancini was arrested and charged with helping her dying father kill himself. Anderson Cooper has her story and more on the end-of-life debate
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Conservation group, Jekyll Island representatives at odds over turtle lighting violations

Conservation group, Jekyll Island representatives at odds over turtle lighting violations | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A Jekyll Island conservation group and the state-owned island's own conservation director are at odds over whether lighting violations at a beachfront hotel are having an impact on turtle nesting.
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Sleep makes our memories more accessible, study shows

Sleep makes our memories more accessible, study shows | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language. The findings suggest that after sleep we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake.
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Olivia Newton-John Opens Up About Family's Painful Cancer Battles

Olivia Newton-John Opens Up About Family's Painful Cancer Battles | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Olivia Newton-John is "focusing on the positive" when it comes to her past battle with breast cancer.
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Randy Johnson enters Hall of Fame after long and winding path

Randy Johnson enters Hall of Fame after long and winding path | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Johnson was a 6-foot-10 wild man early in his career, but a dogged work ethic and a strong belief helped turn him into one of the best pitchers of all time.
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New Drug Sharply Lowers Cholesterol, but It’s Costly

New Drug Sharply Lowers Cholesterol, but It’s Costly | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The drug, Praluent, developed by Sanofi and Regeneron, is expected to become the next flashpoint in the growing controversy of escalating pharmaceutical price.
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John Smoltz: Blazing his own path to Cooperstown

John Smoltz:  Blazing his own path to Cooperstown | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In 2001, a year after Tommy John surgery, the career of John Smoltz was at a crossroads, or at least so we thought.
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Pennies from heaven? DeKalb teacher discovers merit pay just shows up. | Get Schooled

Pennies from heaven? DeKalb teacher discovers merit pay just shows up. | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Merit pay in Georgia – based on a teacher evaluation system that remains controversial and dependent on scores from tests that are unproven -- is going to be a contentious issue among Georgia teachers. Below, you can read a note from a DeKalb teacher to understand why.

Georgia's new educator evaluation system bases job ratings on an administrator watching teachers teach and on student academic growth. For teachers of grades and subjects covered...
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Heather McManamy: Mother dying of cancer writes 40 greeting cards for daughter's future milestones

Heather McManamy: Mother dying of cancer writes 40 greeting cards for daughter's future milestones | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Heather McManamy, a cancer patient and mom, is determined to remain in her daughter's memory -- so determined that she's filling out greeting cards for the 4-year-old's future milestones.
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Eagles' Don Henley Announces New Country Music Album, 'Cass County' — Video and Song Premiere

Eagles' Don Henley Announces New Country Music Album, 'Cass County' — Video and Song Premiere | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Don Henley has announced Cass County, his first new solo album in 15 years.
The country music album is set for a September 25 release via Capitol Records and can be pre-ordered via iTunes.
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Melanoma can look like nail fungus: Woman's Facebook warning goes viral

Melanoma can look like nail fungus: Woman's Facebook warning goes viral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Black mark under the nail could have turned deadly; woman says she was "lucky" and wants to warn others
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IKEA one step closer to building in NE Ohio

Brooklyn Mayor Richard Balbier confirms IKEA is one step closer to building in his town.
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