Irene Maher, Times correspondent

Irene Maher

Times correspondent

Irene Maher has reported on health for more than 25 years, mostly for WFLA-Ch. 8 in Tampa. She now writes about personal health and wellness for the Tampa Bay Times.

Breast cancer awareness: From mammograms (2-D and 3-D) and MRIs to risk factors, here’s what you should know

Photos by TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times
\u201CEveryone agrees that mammography saves lives,\u201D says Dr. Bethany Niell, section chief of breast imaging at Moffitt Cancer Center. For some patients, especially those at high risk, supplemental MRI screening can also be beneficial.
Jenna Johnson expects to reach a major milestone next month: five years cancer free following a diagnosis of breast cancer.The now 56-year-old executive assistant and...

Anger management: Learn healthy ways to handle it, and unlearn bad behavior

RON BORRESEN   |   Times
What makes you mad? Dropping your new phone in the toilet — after deciding not to take the extra coverage that would have replaced it? Being cut off in traffic? Having a...