Depending upon who is writing the article and to what research they are referring, the data seems to fluctuate so quickly that it seems virtually impossible to make a decision on what information and recommendations to follow.
We all have our struggles, that's just part of being human. But how we handle what we're dealt is strictly up to us. I have always said that the great equalizer is between our ears...our choices, thoughts and responses. In many ways, we are our answer!
So even though I was missing some of that precious sleep time last night when my transplant anniversary made itself known, I had to smile in that memory, that amazing chance I was given at a second life. And I snuggled up under my favorite cotton blanket, the very same that kept me warm in my transplant room so long ago.
Dr. Neil Spector is a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, he shares his story, explains what Lyme and cancer have in common, and encourages us with his vision for the future.
his is the love story of Samantha and Kyle; how they met, fell in love and then unexpectedly found out that their path to happy-ever-after was not going to be an easy one.
If we can control heart disease, breast and lung cancer through our diet and healthy living, we can focus more on prevention as a powerful and proactive means of reducing the incidence of these life-threatening chronic medical conditions affecting so many women.
I don't know if I will get roses this year or a nicely wrapped red-colored box with ribbons or maybe a card. What I do know though is that when the nausea takes over, ever again, he will be standing next to me holding a glass of water and a bowl.
If passed, the TPP would lock in policies that not only allow price gouging, but essentially require all TPP-signatory governments to provide monopoly rights allowing drug companies to charge whatever they want.
For me, this brought home the necessity for manufacturers and the government to take responsibility for keeping hazardous substances out of the marketplace. We cannot be totally effective gatekeepers for our own families.
At age 32, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. One of the things that struck me the most is how tough it was to have genuine conversations with friends and colleagues after my cancer diagnosis. There is no other way to say it... people just get awkward.
For many, cancer or no cancer (including that child who's afraid of the dark), listening, validating and allowing genuine feelings to be felt and shared might be a more helpful and loving option.
No matter the country or region, we have consistently learned through our work that conquering cancer is not only about research and therapies. It requires creative and innovative solutions to ensure that women and men everywhere have access to the advances that could save their lives.
While we can barely remember what we ate last week -- let alone a decade ago -- let's hope our brown-bagged school meals came with a side of bran, broccoli, beans, or berries.
As a young doctor working with refugees in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq, I saw how breastfed babies can prosper even under such challenging circumstances, and even when they are sick or small. So I am delighted that new research published today in The Lancet again confirms the health benefits of breastfeeding.
I have always had a rather overactive subconscious. My dreams are vivid and complex experiences - set to music or even spoken in foreign languages th...
Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.