Yes, losing my pregnancy was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. But it was also a universal experience, and one that now connected me to a cloud of mothers like Priscilla who gave me hope for myself and the future of my family.
No one looks forward to a hospital stay. It means there's something wrong, you'll be poked and prodded, and you'll be eating meals that make airline food taste gourmet. However, it needn't be pure misery.
In sleep paralysis, this normal function turns terrifying. The experience is often accompanied by some kind of hallucination, usually something scary; people report feeling as if they're being pinned down by a huge weight on their chest
Things are easier when you're actually held accountable to be working out. But college has come and gone, and my bad habits have remained. And while I still have a long way to go before it becomes a lifestyle, and not just something I'm attempting to do, here is what I have learned so far.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness website, more than half of all jail and prison inmates have a recent history or symptoms of a mental health problem. An estimated 31 percent of women and 14.5 percent of men in jails have a serious mental illness.
Gilead has the cure for Hepatitis C (HCV) known as Sofosbuvir, which is taken alone or in combination with other drugs. Now we need a cure for Gilead. The lives of 5 million HCV-infected Americans and an estimated 160 million HCV-infected people worldwide are at stake.
Calling to defund Planned Parenthood is calling to prevent low-income women from getting lifesaving cancer screenings. It's calling to prevent HIV testing, well-woman exams, and other basic medical services. No matter how you cut it, it's an attack on the health and well-being of women.
Sadly, according to some cultural standard that introverts never agreed to, the person sitting alone is considered fair game. You are assumed to be alone out of necessity rather than choice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I'm tired of people trying to inspire me to have a better, bigger, happier life. Let me exist. Let me fumble. Let me find the patch of light in the long tunnel of darkness. Let me figure out some sh*t on my own.
For decades, I bowed to the assumption that I was less of a woman because of my faulty reproductive organs. Even after our family was complete, I bought into the stigma that I would abandon my femininity if I had a hysterectomy.
So to help you stay healthy and active on your next road trip, here are 10 tips that will make it easier to stay on track with your fitness and health goals:
Staying on top of what is happening in leading scientific research is a lifeline for all pancreatic cancer patients and families. We have the most lethal cancer, and yet only 2 percent of the federal funding is directed to pancreatic cancer research!
The best description that I can come up with is that it's like a parasite that attaches itself to your mind and grows and grows and slowly infects every aspect of your life. It's like a slow, unceasing progression. It starts in your thoughts, then your behavior, then your personality, and soon, it messes up your relationships with other people.
Scheduling regular "rest time" in the form of unplugging makes sense--like a muscle, the brain needs recovery time in order to develop and grow (and in this case, retain new memories). In fact, shutting off completely may be crucial.
It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.
Ms. Spechler lends, perhaps unintentionally, to the widespread paranoia about medication dependence: Truly relying on medication, our fearful culture would have it, limits our capacity for true health. Dependence is not, however, a categorical evil.
When plaque blocks more than 50 percent of an artery, it is considered obstructive coronary artery disease. Since a woman's risk of CAD increases with her age, it's crucial to understand the symptoms - and know that they may differ from symptoms shown in men.
Here are seven ways I set myself up for failure as a pro tennis player:
The crazy part of my staunch belief that sobriety was the absolute worst thing is that I knew sober people who were not miserable and actually seemed quite pleased with their lives.