If you're feeling confused about mammograms and what type of schedule to stick to, you're not alone.
It seems that every time new guidelines come out, little time passes before those guidelines change once again. And it's not uncommon to find differing opinions from different organizations, which only makes the issue that much more bewildering.
The latest shift comes from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Why can't everyone be on the same page?
A wife, hesitant to put her ailing husband into a nursing facility or assisted living facility, chooses instead to care for him at home to save on costs and give him more attention.
A daughter, holding down her own full-time job, helps her elderly mother, who lives nearby, with medical or nursing-type tasks. She also oversees her mother's doctor appointments and does her grocery shopping and much of the cooking.
How many times have you heard the "F word"?
How many times have you said the "F word"?
No, I'm not talking about that four-letter word that is used so often and makes some people cringe. I'm talking about that THREE-letter word that does the same thing:
As in, "You're fat. You need to lose some weight," or "She's so fat it's a wonder she can fit through the door."
Some think of growing older with a sense of appreciation. They feel liberated, proud, vital—and even happier. They flourish. They get to spend more time with their families, travel more for pleasure and have more time to devote to hobbies, volunteer work or even starting a new career.
Yet others associate aging with the word "invisible." They think their opinions matter little; they feel cast aside and disparaged. They fear illness, disability and memory loss.
Do you have frequent headaches, so severe that they interfere with your work, school or other activities?1 Do you often take medications for your headaches?
If so, you may have chronic migraine and should talk to a specialist about your symptoms. Chronic migraine is a medical condition defined by 15 headache days per month, with each headache lasting four hours or more, and at least eight of those headache days being associated with migraine.2
We all know our moms are special, but Anna Jarvis wanted society as a whole to give moms their due. As a result, on the second Sunday in May, children around the country honor their moms in ways ranging from a simple homemade card to a weekend spa retreat.
Though we may celebrate in many ways—and we'd love to hear about your favorite Mother's Day tradition—Anna Jarvis preferred to keep it simple.
Mother's Day history
Songs about peace on earth resonate throughout the holidays—and a heart-warming thought it is—but many of us are just wishing for peace in our own families.
Anyone who's survived a kitchen remodeling knows it can feel like a war zone. And right now, I'm right in the middle of battle.
Not only do we at HealthyWomen believe in the importance of healthy bodies, we also like to promote healthy relationships—healthy relationships with ourselves, our partners, our friends and our families. And we believe it's important to teach our children about healthy relationships, both through what we say and what we do.