Choosing joy: Women share their battles with breast cancer

ENID, Okla. — As a healthy, active, 37 year-old woman, Lyndsay Watts didn't foresee breast cancer as a serious risk in her life. Now, little more than a month into a course of chemotherapy, Watts wants other women to be proactive about their health, and to consider getting their first mammogram in their 30s. Originally … Continue reading Choosing joy: Women share their battles with breast cancer

Think Pink: Breast cancer survivor urges women to be proactive

Sarah McLean was just 26 years old when a self-exam revealed a lump that later was diagnosed as breast cancer. McLean was 19 years younger than the age the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends women begin having mammograms, and the self-exam she credits with saving her life is no longer recommended by the ACS. The … Continue reading Think Pink: Breast cancer survivor urges women to be proactive

Civility is needed from both ends of our toxic political spectrum

  “Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.” Those words, from George W. Bush’s 2001 inaugural address, strike a sad note in today’s America. It’s painfully obvious our nation has failed to achieve “civility, courage, compassion and character.” Our nation’s grand incapacity for civil … Continue reading Civility is needed from both ends of our toxic political spectrum