Media Falsely Depict “Diversity”

This is an essay that appeared in the February 3rd, 2012 edition of the Daily News Record.  For more information on the Daily News Record, please visit www.dnronline.com. By Margot Heffernan, MLS        Diversity. Multiculturalism. Tolerance. These words are bandied about in conversations and communication, and as such, have become part of the modern lexicon. Hardly a …

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Margot Heffernan and Keri Sue Brunk Teach ELL classes for American Home Life International

Keri Sue Brunk Instructs Chinese ELL students

Margot Heffernan and Keri Sue Brunk taught an ELL class (English Language Learning) which was sponsored by American Home Life International, an organization that provides cultural and educational learning experiences for students from around the world. Margot and Keri Sue  have collaborated on previous ELL teaching projects at Skyline Literacy in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This class included twenty middle school students …

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Colorectal Cancer, Delayed Diagnosis, and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Colon, or colorectal cancer originates in either the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (the last 4-6 inches of  the colon). With the exception of skin cancer, it is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will …

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Breast Cancer Histology, Mammography, and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS The architecture of breast tissue is not homogenous, as it is made up of lobules, ducts, fat and connective tissue. These distinct tissue types define the histology, or structure of the breasts. Breast cancer usually originates in either the ducts or lobes. Breast cancer histology helps to determine treatment choices for …

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Breast Cancer Mammography and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Many disturbing facts about breast cancer have become familiar and mundane threads of information woven into the collective health consciousness. News coverage is replete with statistics about a woman’s alarming 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. And although lung cancer claims more women’s lives, most harbor an immediate, …

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