Of Mice and Women – Coming to Your Bookshelf Soon!

By Vera Gruessner As you’ve heard in past blog posts, Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy, breast cancer surgeon and Founder of the Breast Health and Healing Foundation, is in the process of publishing her long-awaited book Of Mice and Women: Unraveling the Mystery of the...

Beautiful, Functional Wellness Gowns

I happen to love anything that is made well.  A product that is thoughtfully crafted and intelligently designed reflects the integrity of the person who created it and shows the maker’s respect for the object and the person who will be using it.  I have been...

Yes, Coffee Is A Good Idea.

It’s not that people are ignorant; it’s that they know so many things that just ain’t true.     Mark Twain Urban myth:  coffee is bad for your breasts. News:  coffee is good for your breasts. Researchers in Sweden and the United Kingdom have been...

"These Mice Have Breast Cancer"

blog by Kathleen T. Ruddy, MD   “My most fundamental objective is to urge a change in the perception and evaluation of familiar data.”    Thomas S. Kuhn from, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1962                   In 1908, Abbie Lathrop spent the...

Dealing with Inverted Nipples

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy An inverted nipple is a nipple that has turned inward, into the breast, instead of pointing outwards. This condition can be either a temporary one, in which case the nipple can be brought out with stimulation, or a permanent one, in which the...