Category - HPV/Cancer

.: This Is How It Works :. The Anal Pap Smear Story

Editor’s Note: This post was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek look at anal pap smears. I sent it off to my own editor weeks ago; we were going to run it for print in another publication. I pulled the piece this afternoon after receiving a call from my doctor and realizing, it all needed a…

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.: Fellowship :. What a Journey…

    I heard the news yesterday that my Fellowship with the Bush Foundation wasn’t moving forward after the last round. I was one of 397 individuals who made it to the final interview and with all the hope in the world, I continued the journey. I felt defeated for a few moments on the…

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{2014} The year of purpose

Dear 2014, We haven’t met yet. Tonight is going to be a blind date of sorts. But, I’d like to tell you a bit about me in hopes that you’ll understand I’m much deeper and more heartfelt than you could possibly see on the surface. I enter into you with visible scars. In May, I…

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{Finally} MNsure gives everyone the same opportunity…

I was on Kare11 tonight, discussing MNsure. You can see the clip, here. By now, you’ve heard that MNsure, Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange is now open.  While the launch of MNsure wasn’t without a delay and a few website glitches, the reception seems to be mostly positive. According to Minnesota Public Radio, the $100 million…

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