As a naturopathic physician, I am interested in primary prevention, preventing illness, not just catching it early. Because of that, I was encouraged ...
Last night, I received a personal and significant honor from Susan G. Komen, the Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award of Distinction at their Honoring the Promise gala. And today I feel privileged to be the voice on their Huffington Post page.
I like to talk to patients and ask them how best to explain complicated medical information, so that every individual can have the information he or she needs to make the best decisions for him -- or herself.
Opening Pandora's genetic testing box can save the lives of women with hereditary breast cancer, especially those women with little cancer histories. However, doing so comes with a range of caveats, critical issues and a big price tag.
What would you do to save the life of someone you love? The same dilemma with different variations exists across Florida and the nation for families with children that have intractable epilepsy, MS, cancer and other disorders where relief is just one sane state and/or federal law away.
This excursion gave me the phenomenal opportunity to pause and set aside my "critical" daily activities to reflect on my great blessings. I spent time with my husband, laughed until our sides ached while enjoying our country's spectacular beauty with our adventurous bus companions.
All women have a fundamental human right in the care of their children, and when we are talking about breastfeeding, let's steer the conversation away from breasts and ideas of decency. Let's talk about human rights and the prevention of their perversion and destruction.
I go to the doctor alone, as do all my friends. We are a tight-knit group going back over 20 years; I can tell you all their clothing and shoe sizes, yet I don't know the names of most of their doctors. But of all things, medical care for LGBT people should absolutely be a community activity.
I have been having mammograms since I was 30, and I am just a LITTLE BIT older than that now. OK, I will be 43 in two weeks. My mom had breast cancer ...
No one believes more in the power of bras than I do, the way they transform my figure or my mood. But there are a few things they can't and won't do for my breasts. Here are the top five biggest bra myths -- and reasons why you should feel free to ignore them.
It's worth a thousand words for sure. You can tell a lot just by looking at it. But not everything. Here's 10 things this picture won't tell you.
Earlier this month, leaders from across Africa convened in Washington for an unprecedented summit on the benefits of deeper economic and social ties between Africa and the U.S. High on the agenda was the importance of investment in women's health, and for good reason.
What I don't understand is how it can be, over and over again, the same story for thousands of women who diligently received mammograms when mammograms could do nothing to warn them of their growing masses.
Breakthrough drugs are widely covered in the media. After hearing about these new drugs, patients and their families are always asking me how they can get access to the new medicine or participate in a clinical trial of the new drug. Let's look at a current example.
People wonder why I'm a radical advocate for helping people with cancer (or major illness) at work. I often write about corporate responsibility, but I don't often write about what prompted me to do so. You might wonder -- what is it with this woman that she keeps talking about this?
Have you seriously considered moving to the North Pole? As the temperature is rising, are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? If so, you're not alone.