The Sachem community has no shortage of opinions, and our guest bloggers on Patch regularly contribute to the vibrant conversations that take place in the barber shop, on the street corner or in the parking lot after a school meeting. Patch brings those conversations into one meetinghouse. Here's a roundup of the latest blogs in our community.
Dense Breast Tissue: What Does It Mean?
In this informative blog post submitted by Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, Breast Cancer Awareness Month creates an opportunity for readers to consider some facts they might not have otherwise considered. For example, the dangers and complications of having dense breasts, a condition in which there is a heavier presence of breast milk, or fatty tissue that shows up in a mammogram. The problem is that cancerous tumors show up on mammograms in the same color (white) as fatty tissue or breast milk, so cancer in women with dense breasts can often go undetected.
Read this blog to find out what options for further testing exist, and if the type of cancer found in women with dense breasts is more difficult to combat.
Banned Books Week-Today's Book is "The Jungle' By Upton Sinclair
The Suffolk Cooperative Library System wraps up its recognition of "Banned Books Week," in recognition of books that have been censored from libraries and schools in both the past and present.
The latest installment for Banned Books Week is Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle," which highlighted the abuses rampant in American factories, and sparked the American Labor Movement.
Take part in the Library System's "Banned Books Week" contest, by liking its latest post on Facebook, re-Tweeting its post on Twitter, or re-pinning its post on Pinterest.
What Parents Can Do About Bullying Right Now
Our Education guru, Dr. Meryl Ain weighs in during National Bullying Awareness Month to discuss the recent news story of a Wisconsin TV reporter who took an viewer to task for writing an insulting email to the station about her weight.
During her on-air lecture, the reporter illustrated how children hear this criticism at home and then use those negative comments in school. Dr. Ain provides an informative and worthwhile bullet list of how parents can stem the tide of bullying before it becomes a problem in schools. Read this blog post for some valuable ideas.
Want to blog on Patch? Just click and register to have your local voice heard.