When I left the doctor's office, I went back to my office, went in the bathroom, took one last cigarette out of the pack I had, and smoked it. I flushed the rest of the cigarettes down the toilet. I was done.
We took our baby girl home from the hospital soon after we took her off life support. We signed "Do Not Resuscitate" documents and we were assigned hospice care especially for children. It took 21 days. With each cavernous minute, I prayed for death to be swift.
Did you see the YouTube video titled "Drunk Kid Wants Mac and Cheese"? It went viral last Tuesday. Did you laugh at the UConn student demanding his favorite jalapeno-flavored drunk food? Did you think the belligerent, slurring and entitled kid was funny? If you did, let me tell you why you're wrong.
I'll also never forget the words my surgeon uttered back in 2001 when he told me of my diagnosis of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). 'If this experience doesn't rivet you, nothing will. You'll never look at life in the same way.' He was right.
The unfortunate reality is that to date, the issue of diabetes in pregnancy has received scant attention, even as maternal and newborn health has been widely embraced as a development priority.
Give yourself permission to celebrate the little changes you're making, on a consistent basis, because these add up to big-time changes in the long run.
It's still unclear what effect this most recent safety alert will have on Invokana's reputation and popularity. The FDA says they are continuing to evaluate these risks and encourages all doctors and patients to continue reporting any side effects associated with Invokana.
As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the truth is more complicated.
So how do you start shrinking that waistline without depriving yourself, messing up your metabolism with crash diets, and ending up regaining all the weight you've lost?
Taking the time to hone in on why you're stressed and managing it through exercise, discussion and engagement with others can lead you toward a healthier, happier, less-stressed you
Some of the most common questions I get as a dentist have to do with deciduous teeth: When do they come in? When should parents brush them? What about flossing? I thought it might be helpful if I answered some of these questions. So here you go: everything you need to know about baby teeth.
We had lost one of our babies, his heart no longer beating and his body no longer growing. We had endured the ultrasound and sat side-by-side as doctors explained the unexplainable and had made our way home, zombies in our loss and grief and shock.
We've all worried about it. Even if you've brushed, flossed and rinsed your mouth with the precision of a dental hygienist, something will come up -- an unexpected business meeting, a run-in with an ex -- and you're caught wondering if your breath smells.
If the amount of caffeine you need to wake up in the morning is approximately "all of it," you're not getting the quality, restorative sleep that seems to belong exclusively to babies and dead people. Thankfully, as with so many other life problems, there's a hack for that.
At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. The fact of the matter is that yes, it's relatively easy to get the protein you need if you're eating a well-rounded, calorically adequate plant-based diet.
There is so much about basic preventative care that's broken in our health care system, mental health is hardly even on the radar. Therapy, while no longer exactly stigmatized, as long as it's in the pop-culture context of self-help or increased productivity, is still very much an add-on.
A survey of elementary teachers showed that over 80 percent of teachers encouraged students to hold their urine. In middle school and high school, there are very short breaks between classes, and many students end up holding their urine all day long.
Choosing the healthiest seafood can be tricky: While many fish are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, some contain unwanted levels of toxins. These tips will make your decision easier.
A gorgeous pair of earrings is a great accessory -- but what's the deal with the holes in your ears smelling like rotten cheese? Turns out it's a mix of skin cells and natural oils getting clogged all up in there. Um, gross.