Veteran’s Day is typically a day spent focusing on the sacrifice made by soldiers in past wars. But this year, a 15-year old Columbia, S.C. girl will remember Veteran’s Day as the time when a current solider saved her life, according to a report by Noelle Phillips at the Columbia State newspaper.
My costume is short and snug.
Baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts can trip you up and catch fire if they brush against jack-o’-lanterns or candle flames.
My shoes fit.
Big, floppy shoes (clown shoes, adult shoes) — that are hard to walk in may make you fall.
My costume props are flexible.
Costume props can hurt you badly if you fall. Make sure swords, knives, etc. are made of flexible plastic or rubber.
The eyeholes in my mask are wide enough.
Make sure your mask fits properly and the eyeholes allow you to see fully. Don’t wear a mask that is too loose — it can slip and block your vision. Even better, paint your face instead of wearing a mask.
“We (my husband, who is the patient, and I) could not be more pleased or impressed at the quality of care here. It goes without saying that the facililty itself is excellent, but much more important is the level of competence, attention, and concern shown by doctors, nurses, aides, and even service people. As I have told a number of staff already, we are keenly aware of atttudes toward the psychological well-being of patients and
Be your best advocate!
One in every eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment is keeping pace and improving along with this staggering statistic.
Much success with breast cancer therapy is attributed to early detection and screening mammography. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms, starting at age 40. Women also are encouraged to undergo a clinical breast exam with their health provider to compliment the imaging.