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Breast self-exam guidelines

Breast Cancer Awareness: Some experts advise monthly self-exams in order to detect abnormalities as early as possible. Comment

Regrow healthy hair after chemo

Breast Cancer Awareness: Certain foods can promote healthy hair regrowth after treatment. Comment

Pregnancy possible after breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness: Know the potential effects that treatment can have on conception ahead of any family planning. Comment

Post-breast cancer exercise problems

Breast Cancer Awareness: Tips for reinstating your workout routine after surgery. Comment

Mammogram guide

Preparing for your mammography visit

Breast Cancer Awareness: Tips to help patients get ready for the annual procedure. Comment

How women can make mammograms more comfortable

Breast Cancer Awareness: Steps to make the prevention technique as painless as possible. Comment

Lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness: Lumps are not the only sign of the disease. Comment

Understanding inflammatory breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness: Patients with this rare form of the disease may experience different symptoms, including rashes, redness, or swelling. Comment

The role of exercise in cancer reduction

Breast Cancer Awareness: Working out is one of the most effective ways to keep the disease at bay. Comment

Curtail cocktails to reduce breast cancer risk?

Breast Cancer Awareness: Cutting down on alcohol could reduce your risk of contracting cancer, according to an expert. Comment

Choose the right cancer care specialist for you

Breast Cancer Awareness: A diagnosis is more manageable when patients have knowledgeable and supportive medical teams on their side. Comments (2)

Differences between chemotherapy and radiation

Breast Cancer Awareness: A primer on the treatments, which patients should discuss with their doctor in order to determine which may be most effective. Comment

All about implants

Breast implants carry very low risk of causing cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness: Implants remain a generally safe option for those seeking augmentation or reconstruction, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Comments (4)

New type of implant available

A New York City resident was among the first to receive the groundbreaking, no-saline-required implant. Comment

Bra fitting after mastectomy or reconstruction

Breast Cancer Awareness: A well-fitting bra is essential for those who have undergone certain procedures after breast cancer. Comments (1)

Height train-ing: Exhibit explores history of Downtown transportation

Art: It’s traveling through time! Comments (4)

Breast-cancer treatment

Staying healthy: Bellevue is committed to providing accessible resources for breast health

Breast Cancer Awareness: Bellevue Hospital Center’s workforce of experts is steering the institution to new heights. Comment

Breast health services in Bklyn: Woodhull Medical Center uses the latest treatments to help patients

Breast Cancer Awareness: The staff at the hospital’s Center for Cancer Care and Blood Disorders is at the cutting edge. Comment

Blow for freedom: Harriet Tubman jazz band breaks genres

Music: Call it freeing jazz! Comment

Cancer support in your backyard

Breast Cancer Awareness: Services including online forums and wig providers help patients right here in Brooklyn. Comments (1)

New York City Health + Hospitals / Harlem

Harlem Hospital Center provides comprehensive care for breast cancer patients. Comment

New York City Health + Hospitals / Jacobi in the Bronx

Breast cancer patients at Jacobi Medical Center can expect optimum care close to home. Comment

Mayor DeBlasio has disappointed; challenger Malliotakis looks like the better choice

Lenore Skenazy wrote an absolutely excellent article comparing the education systems of the United States and Singapore (Rhymes with rzy, Oct. 6). Also, Ms. Skenazy, the goals of both countries are different: In the United States, politicians attempt to energize their base by making their goal “college for all,” while Singapore and other countries with a legitimate education system understand that college and academics are not for all and at age 16, children are compartmentalized (cold word, but necessary) into academic and vocational courses of study. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Why We’re Pink

Breast Cancer Awareness: It’s our annual Pink Paper! Comment
Editor’s Picks: Happy Friday the 13th! You’re lucky to be in Brooklyn, where we’ve got a slasher movie marathon, waterfront walks, a week-long jazz festival, and so much more! Comment

Bay Ridge is full of fests!

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s an October weekend for stretching your legs in the Ridge! Comment

It’s time to end the war on women

Spin Cycle: It happened again, and it needs to stop. Comment
Event: Pooches paraded in their scariest, cutest, and most creative costumes — some of them in coordination with their human companions — at the Canine Costume Contest on Oct. 8 as part of Narrows Botanical Gardens’ Fall Harvest Festival. Comment
Dyker Heights: These ballers are rolling into glory! Comment

Scenes from a Mall: Photo exhibit captures changes on Fulton

Art: Take a peek at the not-so-distant past! Comments (1)

Three Marine Park car accidents in one day

Marine Park: A driver in a 2014 Audi traveling on Avenue R plowed into a 70-year-old driver of a 2016 Hyundai on E. 36th Street, causing it to flip over and sending him to the hospital on Oct. 10, police said. Comment

The ’muffin man: Ridge vet to lead the Ragamuffin Parade

Event: He’s a parade veteran! Comment

Assemblywoman steps up to help storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Standing O: Assemblywoman — and mayoral candidate — Nicole Malliotakis collected much-needed relief goods to fellow Assembly member Felix Ortiz, who will deliver them to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Comment
Event: Ridgites and Californians came out to the Bay Ridge Manor on Oct. 9 for an event promoting the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Comment

Looking back — and forward — at college

Fearless Living: You can get more out of a college education than a degree. Comments (3)
Party Line: Everybody lies! Comment
Digital editions: But not because it is embarrassed. No, the paper is pink to pay tribute to the forty-thousand-plus Americans who succumb to breast cancer annually. And to support the hundreds of thousands of people battling the disease, both in our borough and beyond. It salutes those struggling with and working to end breast cancer — keep fighting for a cure, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Pet blessings

Marine Park: Bark the herald angels sing! Comment
Event: Pets and their people from across the Ridge descended on the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bay Ridge on Oct. 8 to receive personalized blessings — and the pious pups were on their best behavior for the indoor ceremony, holding their barks in for later, according to one attendee. Comment
Theater: Do you feel lucky? Comment
Mill Basin: The owner of the city’s largest minority-owned car dealership — Kristal Automall on Kings Highway — has ’fessed up to trying to swaddle a massive vehicle corporation out of millions of dollars about five years ago. Comment
Event: More than 300 runners toed the start line at the 5th-annual Bay Ridge Half Marathon on Oct.7. The race course, which started and ended at the American Veterans Memorial Pier at 69th Street and looped along the Shore Road Promenade twice, was a scenic one, which eased the pain of the 13.1 miles of pavement pounding, according to the race’s overall winner. Comment

It’s a Bay Ridge takeover on Brooklyn Paper Radio!

Podcast: Satirist (and Bay Ridge resident) Dan Hetteix and journalist and wannabe politician (and Bay Ridge resident) Ross Barkan join the all-Ridge episode. Comments (1)
Bergen Beach: Well that’s a first! Comment
Ditmas Park: It’s the root of some nasty damage. Comments (3)
Event: The tradition marches on. Comment
Midwood: He wants to sweep away those alternate-side-parking rules. Comment
Event: These runners gave back to families who gave all. Comment
Bay Ridge: The city’s no longer letting hookah bars off the hook. Comment

Party on the pier: Hollywood royalty hits the county of Kings for green space’s gala

Brooklyn Heights: It was a starry night in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Comment
Crime: Cops are investigating a rash of racist letters with swastikas inside that were mailed out to law firms in Sheepshead Bay, kosher bakeries in Borough Park, and other businesses throughout the city since Sept. 29. Comment

Police hunting for arsonist who lit school buses on fire

Mill Basin: Cops are searching for the arsonist who lit several school buses on fire in a Strickland Avenue bus depot on July 13. Comment
Bay Ridge: The Democratic candidate for Bay Ridge’s Council seat is now running away from Mayor DeBlasio in a bid to woo conservative district voters, despite taking a more supportive stance toward the party standard-bearer during the primary. Comment

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