Stem cell transplant: just the basics

A friend who has a friend facing a stem cell transplant thought, with good reason, that I could pass on some useful information.

Some people just don’t get it

A friend made a comment that shows some people have no idea. No idea what, you might wonder. No idea what blood cancer patients go through during and after stem cell transplant.

Virtual theater keeps people engaged

Many are staying connected to live productions during the pandemic … [Continue reading]

Is it safe to take my dog to the groomer?

When I mentioned to a friend that I was thinking of taking my Labrador Retriever to the groomer, she suggested I shouldn’t do it, out of concern that the COVID-19 virus could pass through her fur if the groomer was infected, or get on the leash, or … [Continue reading]

High school tradition with friends

We didn’t plan for the bench photo to symbolize long-term friendship when seven of us high school seniors sat on a bench in Stuyvesant Square Park in New York City, down the street from our school, and asked my then-boyfriend to take a photo of us on … [Continue reading]

Cancer and COVID

While individuals are at greater risk, treatment and screening must continue … [Continue reading]

Airport therapy dogs comfort anxious travelers

Afraid to fly? These dogs can help. Therapy dogs are making people smile. … [Continue reading]

Proprietary blends: supplements with hidden risks

Supplements that have a mixture of ingredients are called proprietary blends — which are not required to list all the ingredients or the amounts of what vitamins and supplements are in the mixture. Moriarty won’t buy proprietary blends. … [Continue reading]

Putting treatments into motion

Parkinson’s disease — a progressive movement disorder — has no cure, but better treatments are giving more hope … [Continue reading]

Coronavirus: coping with uncertainty

Questions prevail about risk, existing health conditions and daily routines … [Continue reading]