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Karen Iris Tucker
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Hi Everyone: I recently learned of a beautiful  bichon named Buddy, who is going through a lot of medical problems, similar to the ones I experienced with my bichon, Peeps. If you can help, please do.
Hello my name is Joe and in 2011 I was in a very dark place in my life . This is Buddy I rescued him in 2011 from a neighbor who abandon him for 3 days alone in her apartment due to skipping out on rent she then drop him off on my door step. Off the bat he had all sorts of issues going on. His fu...
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Thoughts on recently losing my 15-year-old Bichon, Peeps.
There’s no blueprint for the cultural process in which to mourn the death of a dog. So how do I commemorate the 15-year life of Peeps, my Bichon Frisé?
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Scott--thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. That's exactly it. We can love all our dogs but we also know that like Buddy, they're individually impossible to replace.
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Before Angelina Jolie, there was Marcia Watson. 
One woman's story about the failure to be tested for BRCA genetic mutations and her journey with #breastcancer   and #fallopian  tube cancer. My latest in the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper,@jdforward:

http://forward.com/articles/181723/brca-jewish-cancer-gene-mutations-often-go-unteste/
Testing for BRCA genetic mutations, tied to breast and ovarian cancers in Jewish women, isn’t common, despite proven risks. Marcia Watson-Levy learned the deadly risk firsthand.
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My article on how to mourn the loss of a pet.
There is no Jewish roadmap for how to properly mourn pets, nor any universal law or tradition for how to close the circle of a pet’s life, writes Karen Iris Tucker.
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My interview with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on the movie @SelmaMovie, #civilrights and #LGBTQ equality: 
“It cannot wait,” says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movie Selma, which opened nationwide last Friday. King is pleading with President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act. It’s a trenchant scene whose message is not lost on Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who is...
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Lonely brilliant life of gay, Jewish Fab Four manager Brian Epstein. My story on @FifthBeatle graphic novel @JDForward
Beatles manager Brian Epstein struggled with his sexuality and his Judaism right up until he died of a drug overdose. We discuss his legacy with the author of ‘The Fifth Beatle.’
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Identity and cultural politics. My latest:
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Years ago, my Mom's best friend died of ovarian cancer. I made a commitment to write about the disease since it is under-reported. Here's the latest, likely a bit technical from a mainstream human interest perspective. http://tinyurl.com/9sy75qt
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My interview with Sandra Bernhard for The Jewish Daily Forward!
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Thank you, Toshi. Have a beautiful holiday. :)
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Freelance writer-editor-reporter
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  • Freelance Journalist
    1989 - present
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Freelance writer and reporter. My regular beats include health, entertainment and cultural politics.
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I have covered women’s health since 1994, and interviewed leading geneticists from around the world on emerging therapies for such publications as the Bergen Record, Jewish Daily Forward, New York Sun and MAMM. I have regularly covered arts and culture since 1989, and have contributed to Time Out New York, Spin, Paper, Interview, the Advocate and Village Voice. My reporting on politics has featured interviews with congressmen Barney Frank and James E. Clyburn, among other elected officials.
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Far-flung subjects I have tackled, all with equal vigor, include pilates for golfers, animal-assisted therapy, roller derby, and latkes.
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Therapy Shows Promise in Trials for Hereditary Cancer Patients
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An emerging therapy that attacks cancer cells continues to show promise, most recently in two international studies on women who have breast

A Tremor in the Research Force
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Genetics has long been thought to play a relatively minor role when it comes to the development of Parkinson’s disease. So it came as a surp

With Ovarian Cancer, Awareness Can Be a Key - September 29, 2008 - The N...
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