Journal

2 02, 2019

Portsmouth, NH Water Threats and Response

By | 2019-02-02T18:43:16+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Journal|

In 2014, the City of Portsmouth had to shut down the well that supplied the most drinking water in the Seacoast due to high levels of chemicals. We don’t know how long people were drinking water they should not have been while at work or daycare at Pease, but it likely was for quite some

2 02, 2019

Promoting a shift in the cancer paradigm

By | 2019-02-02T14:38:15+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Journal|

Cancer sucks.There, I said it. I have lost count how many friends, family members, professional colleagues, and acquaintances have been diagnosed with cancer, undergone treatments, “survived,” run the races, worn the awareness bracelets and tees, and unfortunately, too many who died from the disease, complications, or even the treatments that were supposed to be saving

29 01, 2019

EPA Punts On PFAs

By | 2019-01-29T14:28:40+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Journal|

Photo by Jong MarshesThe Environmental Protection Agency has been declawed, defanged, and neutered in the past two years, and while there are dozens of heart-breaking examples of how weak the EPA has become, the one takes the cake.Maybe it’s because my home state, Michigan, is still reeling and dealing with the Flint Water crisis. Maybe it’s because

27 01, 2019

This is 60

By | 2019-01-27T11:16:38+00:00 January 27th, 2019|Journal|

Bill Couzens, Less Cancer Founder Photo Caitlin ScottTaking InventoryProfessionally, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of and witness many victories through Less Cancer’s relentless mission to decrease incidences of increasing cancer, including educating the masses about cancer prevention, providing continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, and public health professionals, and championing national policy changes.

20 01, 2019

Women at the Head of the Table

By | 2019-01-20T12:46:51+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Journal|

I am so honored and grateful to have been able to speak at the women’s marches in Portsmouth and Concord alongside so many other important women leaders like Senator Hassan who immediately created a Task Force to take on the seacoast pediatric cancer cluster and from Rep. Annie Kuster who passed a major veteran reform

9 01, 2019

New Year’s Resolution: Eat Well For Cancer Prevention

By | 2019-01-09T12:53:44+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Journal|

Photo by Dragne MariusCancer can seem like something so nasty, so terrible, so devastating that we don’t have any control over it. It’s an overwhelming experience that affects individuals and families, destroys lives, and wreaks havoc on our health care system as well. It might seem like there is nothing you can do to stop but,

1 01, 2019

Onward to 2019

By | 2019-01-01T20:48:13+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Journal|

Portsmouth Love, Not Hate Candlelight VigilI met so many wonderful people across the state during my congressional campaign. I elevated and advanced discussion on the importance of climate change, drinking water protection, money in politics, and the highest in the nation cancer rates in New Hampshire. Looking back, I wouldn’t change my decision to run

31 12, 2018

Even as more PFAS sites are spotted, Michigan legislators have worked to weaken the regulations…

By | 2018-12-31T12:43:35+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Journal|

Photo by Sebastian PichlerEven as more PFAS sites are spotted, Michigan legislators have worked to weaken the regulations that protect our communities. In a series of lame duck bills, one of the many distasteful nuggets buried deep in the mess of hurried laws included provisions to increase the amount of PFAS deemed safe for state

30 11, 2018

PFAS In Michigan: Who’s Contaminating Our Water

By | 2018-11-30T11:53:17+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Journal|

One of the best ways to find something? Actually start looking for it. News of PFAS contamination around manufacturing and military sites across the state have spread like wildfire, but this issue isn’t new. It’s just that we actually opened our eyes.Businesses and government agencies have known about PFAS for decades, but with a long list

22 11, 2018

Keep chairs at holiday tables

By | 2018-11-22T21:18:24+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Journal|

The holidays are a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful for all my friends and colleagues who work across the aisle, including Governor Sununu, who has collaborated on important policy changes to protect New Hampshire from environmental exposures, cancer, and suicide. But we have more work to do and