I've always known that I would tell my son the truth about his uncle -- both how he lived and how he died. I've always known I would tell him the truth about me. I want to tell him the truth about everything -- even the scary, complicated stuff. Especially the scary, complicated stuff.
The controversy comes about because many authors are recommending high-dose iodine with the hope that it will improve health. Since my practice focuses on thyroid disease, I see all the unfortunate cases where high-dose iodine goes wrong.
Like so many, I was led to believe that bacteria were basically to be considered agents of disease. But current science is revealing another side of the story. As it turns out, the bacteria living within your intestines are not just keeping you healthy, they are keeping you alive!
Summer's here, and it's time to get back into beach body shape. While optimum health and fitness are important to many, the demands of work, home and personal life can leave one feeling like there's just not enough time. Here are five tips to help you get fit and healthy.
Age can wreak havoc. I've seen it take the health and the minds of friends and family. Nevertheless, I find that it gives us a choice: You can remember with joy, or recall with regret. Aging is not a curse, but an opportunity to use our lives fully.
I made him leave the room when the nurses would come to change my bag, with my mum guarding the door until she'd finished. I made sure not to take my top off around him or expose my stomach. I was certain that in order to still be pretty to him i'd have to be fully clothed at all time.
To declare that screening mammograms have never saved any woman's life, not even one, is just as ridiculous of a claim as stating that all screening mammograms have saved the lives of all women who were ever screened.
We have found that governments' failure to adequately inform women and girls about menstruation and enable menstrual hygiene management can compromise their rights to privacy, non-discrimination and equality, education, health, work and decent working conditions.
This May, in recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, we need to take it upon ourselves to help our families and our communities not only understand stroke and its potentially devastating consequences, but also learn the signs and symptoms
I do not recommend anyone wait until 60 to begin an active exercise routine, but if you are in this age range and want to finally begin, it is possible to succeed.
We are on the brink of losing antibiotics to fight even the most common infections that, if unsuccessfully treated, could kill.
Despite these recent breakthroughs, there is no "one size fits all" treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma. Your medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medications) should consider the individual factors of your case to determine which drugs make the most sense for you.
Getting out of your element and spending time focusing on yourself may be just what you need to jump-start your health by putting you on a focused effort of self-care. Once you return from your retreat, be sure to work those healthy habits into your everyday life.
In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age.
What if we rethought the idea of bucket lists? What if, instead of filling up a bucket with experiences and memories and then kicking that bucket over shortly afterwards as we're dying... what if we fill up buckets to carry with us as we're living?
Do fashion labels matter to you? Would you recognize the difference between a Rolex and a Relax watch? Do you pay as much attention to food labels? Take a closer look at the sugar content in the labels of foods that you eat. You may be quite surprised.
Until recently, many people were of the mind that breast cancer was more common during the golden years, but we are hearing more and more that the diagnosis can strike during the third and fourth decades of a woman's life.
An invisible script is an assumption that is so baked in to how you view the world and your choices that you don't even question it. It often involves an inner voice telling you what you should do, need to do, or can't do.
Prevention is not only the least expensive form of medicine and the healthiest, it is also the friendliest and most neighborly. Be a good neighbor and enjoy your summer -- get vaccinated.