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Monday, May 17th 2010
I don't know about you, but I can never seem to leave the house without a huge pocketbook. And I know it's bad for my neck to carry something so big (which invariably leads to something too heavy), but I just can't help myself.
Thursday, May 13th 2010
I was shocked when my son told me about his friend who, at age 24, had suffered a stroke. Since then, I've been more aware of the fact that you don't have to be anywhere near elderly for strokes to happen. That's what I always thought – that strokes were for much older people; people who smoked, were overweight and all in all, did not live healthy lives.
Not so true.
Thursday, May 13th 2010
We all know or have heard of someone who has suffered from the devastating effects of a stroke, whether directly or through a loved one. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the primary cause of disability. Each year, 780,000 new and recurrent strokes occur in the United States, affecting 55,000 more women than men. The increased rate of stroke among women is partly due to women's longer life expectancy.
Thursday, May 06th 2010
Have you ever been to an emergency room? Chances are you have. And if you have, you know how absolutely awful they can be. To me, they're like a microcosm of life itself. Drunk, bruised teenagers with police escorts (a bar brawl?); a pregnant, very worried woman and her husband (a miscarriage?); an elderly man, alone and disoriented (picked up while wandering away from his home?)
Thursday, Apr 29th 2010
Science and research is a godsend, but it can get so darn confusing and frustrating sometimes. Take Alzheimer's disease; it's forever in the news. Brain games help, researchers say. Sleep and diet is important, scientists insist. Genes and exercise count, everyone agrees.
Tuesday, Apr 27th 2010
I once left my cell phone in the freezer. My favorite black pashmina has been missing for nine months now, in all probability draped over the shoulders of an unscrupulous stranger who picked it up wherever I walked off without it.
Thursday, Apr 22nd 2010
You know what appeals to me about Dr. Oz? He seems happy. He seems approachable. And he seems truly excited about what he does. Now, I know everyone doesn't buy into that. A friend of mine actually frowned when I told her I was going to see Dr.