We decided to conduct an experiment where he would plant a very bold Hollywood-style kiss on me when he arrived home for dinner. This dramatic entrance kick-started the trajectory and was silly enough to throw me off my typical rejection response.
As a three‐time marathoner, I've logged a lot of miles. While I can't say every mile was enjoyable, I love running because it has so many rewards. Of course some benefits are more obvious than others. I love to run because it helps me sleep better.
PTSD is commonly thought of as something that affects soldiers once they return home from war. The public all too often only sees stories in the media of military veterans returning from overseas and the vast majority of these stories and images feature male soldiers, but women experience PTSD just as often.
Ultimately, fitness has less to do with how you look and more about how you feel, and what your body can do. It's all about working toward being the healthiest you can be. If aspiring toward a "beach body" helps you get there, that's fine. But don't get discouraged if you don't achieve it; being "ripped" is not the end-all, be-all of health.
A recent research study indicates that for women with the most severe symptoms, maternal depression and anxiety often begin during pregnancy not just after giving birth. Yet despite this staggering statistic, 70 to 80 percent of these women never receive treatment, because they are never properly identified and diagnosed.
The long-held belief is that only smokers get lung cancer and that getting sick is just a consequence of that choice. Not true. Two-thirds of new cases are in women who quit many years or never smoked.
My mother, the certified nursing assistant (CNA), has stage four breast cancer. She has tumors in her breast, on her hip and on her skull. The tumor on her hip is what bothers her the most because it's painful to do just about anything.
A current petition to Whitehouse.gov asks for infertility treatments to be covered by the Affordable Care Act. The fact that it isn't already covered is concerning for a number of reasons.
In the end, I am moved that a bunch of strangers from all over the world came together like this to change the lives of women suffering needlessly. Aren't you?
We have learned that political leadership, from heads of state and government, heads of regional and international organizations, to local and community leaders, is key to keeping development issues high enough on agendas to attract enough resources that can make a difference.
When I was 29 years old, my mother died. It was completely unexpected; she was only 61. In an instant, decades of plans disappeared.
If you take the pledge to be healthier this week, we're asking that you also take the time to think about the health of children and mothers who are facing hard economic realities and the health consequences of those circumstances.
Release yourself from all judgment, guilt and shame around your choices. You consciously made the decision to indulge your cravings and desires... so enjoy it.
Under this legislation, women whose lives are in danger would be prohibited from receiving a safe and legal abortion after 20 weeks -- even when their doctor determines it is medically necessary. Doctors could face up to five years in jail for acting to prevent serious and potentially lifelong harm to their patient. In addition, the bill would enact senseless barriers for rape victims.
There are many causes for sleep disturbances in breast cancer sufferers, including age, socioeconomic status, lifestyle choices, and other co-existing medical conditions. Some of the prominent contributors to poor sleep, however, are the treatments themselves.