Dr. Christine Horner talks about breast cancer, Sara Paretsky's new book, and Saudi Arabian-German film review

10/31/13 Mary Glenney
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Tags: WADJDA, SARA PARETSKY, CHRISTINE HORNER, breast cancer, Critical Mass, Haifaa al-Mansour

Today on From a Woman's Point of View, the following topics were covered:

CHRISTINE HORNER, MD, FACS. With all the attention on the Affordable Care Act, glitches and snafus not withstanding, adequate health care is critical for each of us. But probably the most important decisions aobut your health will have to be made by you. At the end of October, with most of the pink blitz finished, the fundamental fact remains that there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer this year and 40,000 deaths. Returning to “From a Woman’s POV,” Dr. Horner has assembled an extraordinary volume of information about the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Have you heard about the breast cancer vaccine? Tune in, and you will. Her efforts have resulted in her book WAKING THE WARRIOR GODDESS now out in its second edition. Dr. Horner offers much advice which she feels could reduce one's chances of getting Breast cancer and augmenting recovery if you already have breast cancer. Her book is published by Basic Health. For more information go to www.drchristinehorner.com

SARA PARETSKY, author, CRITICAL MASS. Good news – the latest V.I. mystery is out. To the few who do not know, V.I. Warshawski is Sara Paretsky’s P.I. who always “gets” the bad guys – a feminist treasure. In the latest book, Critical Mass, the complexity of Homeland Security, corporate greed and protection, crooked politicians and stolen nuclear secrets clutched literally from the hands of a woman condemned to death, do not overcome V.I.’s indomitable drive. www.saraparetsky.com

WADJDA, Saudi-Arabian-German FILM. Calling attention to an outstanding movie, “Wajda,” the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. Haifaa al-Mansour who says that she based the heroine of the movie on her 10-year-old niece. In Saudi Arabia bicycle riding is considered a threat to a girl or woman’s virtue. The film depicts Wajda’s efforts to obtain a bicycle. An extraordinary movie, some Saudi critics are already saying it will not be a good thing if Wajda wins an Academy Award. The movie is currently being shown in a few bay area theaters. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2258858/

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