This is not a substitute for screening by mammography. But these findings may provide the women not getting screened with a simple and easily understood message: Taking note of your skirt size may save your life.
If this bothers you -- as it should -- look. Think. Research. Donate if you can. Spread the word. Share. I don't want any other parent to know firsthand what pediatric cancer looks like.
We overtrain our doctors on the overvalued technical aspects of medicine and under-train them in the undervalued relational skills that have always been at the heart of healing.
You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.
Trying to fund school activities or charities at the expense of children's health is unconscionable. I can only hope that Congress realizes that the BAKE SALE Act will not only damage the health of our children but the financial health of the very school lunch programs we've worked hard to improve.
Addiction is wretched, but recovery is righteous. Recovery is possible. Recovery is living up to the spirit that is me. I can't imagine why I would I ever choose to keep that anonymous. It's who I am.
Let the parsing continue, for that competition is healthy if it helps us do something about the residual 20 percent of all chronic disease we don't already know how to prevent. But let us not squander what we do know while working to learn what we don't.
In 2000, Australia implemented a 10 percent tax on soda, candy and white flour bakery products.
Physical or sexual abuse, verbal abuse, nonverbal intimidation, financial exploitation and neglect can end up, directly or indirectly, causing a chronic disease. Addressing the full implications of domestic violence may prevent or lower that risk, ultimately saving money, time and, most importantly, lives.
The point is, we can all talk. We just can't type and hunt and peck efficiently. And "Siri" could both listen and add the information we may never have even learned in medical school, making both the patient and the doctor smarter.
Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled I had lost 100 pounds. But I didn't suddenly know my purpose or feel my life had meaning or view my circumstances with a new lens or think I was now beautiful. Every doubt, worry, or longing I had before I lost weight was still there. I wish I had known that's how things would end up being.
Forty-plus years of resentment and hatred toward my father, and it all disappeared in what my wife described as "a God moment." I always thought my dad would die and I would feel the resentment and hatred until the day I died. But that all changed in a few seconds when I told my dad I loved him -- and actually meant it.
Unfortunately, a day of overeating is typically followed by setbacks such as fatigue, headaches, and lack of energy. This can be attributed to processed foods and beverages that contain high amounts of sugar and sodium.
I could have walked out of that yoga class and never gone back. I could have continued on my path of embracing all things yoga except the actual practice of yoga, but instead I am sitting with my discomfort (and intermittent embarrassment), and letting my Chakras evolve at their own pace.
Established therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy can address distorted, negative thinking and can be extremely effective for disorders like depression and anxiety. But the demand for these treatments exceeds the resources available. New innovations are sorely needed to fill the gaps, not to replace existing models of treatment, but to extend basic practices of mental well-being to the general public.
Add mustard to your meal, and feel the burn -- literally! Scientists at England's Oxford Polytechnic Institute found that by eating 1 tsp of mustard can boost the metabolism by up to 25 percent for several hours after eating.
Spending your precious time worrying about everything can be dealt with through mindfulness based stress reduction or MSBR. You can reach that state through meditation and it's extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure and minimizing the effects of depression.
The really telling thing is that I don't remember these calls, the ones we didn't talk about. They are the vague muted calls that exist only on my periphery, as opposed to the jagged flashbacks I still sometimes have.
It is worth taking a moment to consider what impact the content and format of reporting has on our emotional lives and mental health and maybe even safety.