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Tuesday, Feb 18th 2014
by AnneMarie Ciccarella
A quick Google search for "breast cancer information" yields 220 million hits in two-tenths of a second.
That's great stuff—but seriously??? How can anyone be expected to sort through that much online medical information to find what's pertinent? Is it outdated? Is it reliable?
Monday, Dec 16th 2013
Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented, and, yet, many women fail to take the steps necessary to avoid it. Recent research shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and that vaccines against HPV combined with regular cervical cancer screenings can prevent this deadly form of cancer.
Wednesday, Dec 11th 2013
As a nurse practitioner, I see many women who test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV). Often, these women are scared when they hear the results—sometimes unnecessarily so. That's why it's important to understand what HPV is and how it's connected to cervical cancer.
Thursday, Nov 14th 2013
by Maggie Borger
My COPD diagnosis can only be described as shocking. When I first got sick in December 2004, I thought I just had the flu. But my breathing difficulties worsened until I was diagnosed six months later with emphysema, a form of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Tuesday, Nov 05th 2013
by Jean Rommes
I have emphysema, as well as chronic bronchitis and an asthma component. I smoked for 30 years and quit in 1992, mostly because I realized that I was organizing my entire day at work around when I could smoke. I decided that was pretty stupid, so I got the patches and quit. I had never tried to quit before; I had cut back occasionally, but I never really tried to quit until I actually did it.
Monday, Sep 23rd 2013
With Control and Optimism: Facing the Challenges of Parenting While Living With Parkinson's, Together
by Soania Mathur, MD
Monday, Apr 01st 2013
by Karen Klein
When my husband tells me, "You didn't sign up for this," I think, yes, I did. Sixteen years ago, on our wedding day, I made a bunch of promises in front of a room full of people. One of those promises had something to do with "in sickness and in health." So yes, I did sign up for this. I just didn't think I'd be called upon to fulfill the worst version of that one. But you don't get to pick and choose.
Friday, Mar 08th 2013
by Pamela W. Barnes
Tuesday, Feb 05th 2013
By Pam DeNardo
I was diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in January 1999 after spending six weeks getting over pneumonia. It was at a follow-up visit that my primary care doctor said, while listening to my lungs, "I don't hear much."After all those weeks of coughing, wheezing and gurgling when I breathed, I thought that was a good thing. It was a surprise when he said, "No, it isn't a good thing."