Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ever since 1992 when the pink ribbon was adopted as the official symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I can't see the color pink without thinking about my own diagnosis, which started innocently enough in 1988 with a first-ever screening mammogram at the age of 34.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Although it still may feel like summer in many parts of the United States, it's not too early to get your flu shot. But before you do, there's some new information (as well as a lot of misinformation). New Choices It's no longer "just" a flu shot. This year brings many different choices of shots.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
You may think it costs more to eat healthy, but it doesn't have to. A new study by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest analyzed 20 snacks and 19 side dishes, including fruits and vegetables, and found that snack foods like cookies and candy actually cost twice as much on average as similar-sized servings of fresh fruit and veggies. Likewise, processed side dishes cost more on average than healthier options like fresh summer squash.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Since making our empty-nest switch from a rural home to an urban apartment, I've been excited about the change and the easy access to so many things.
Monday, September 23, 2013
by David Fishman, MD Ovarian cancer is a complex and rapidly progressive disease that affects a relatively small percentage of women but has poor survival rates. In the United States, the number of deaths attributed to ovarian cancer is about the same as that of all other gynecologic malignancies combined.