Prevention is the Key

On Oct. 4, 2018, my doctor’s office called me at my son’s home in Tallahassee. The office had the results of the breast biopsy I’d had done the week before. I begged the nurse to tell me on the phone, though she wanted me to see my doctor on Monday. I made the appointment, but she did tell me the results: stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.

Found Yourself in A Relationship Rut? Changing Partners Might Not Be the Answer

Of course, many romantic relationships that end badly aren’t bad in the beginning or middle of the relationship. You may have heard people refer to this time as the “honeymoon phase.” Eventually, this phase ends - meaning that the relationship gets a “bit more real.” For example, you might start noticing things about your partner that frustrate you (especially if you start living with this person) or you may find that you feel you are not getting enough attention now that you are further into the relationship.

A Combination of Hot & Cold Therapy May Be Good For Your Tummy Issues

Tummy issues. We all experience them whether they are due to fat, indigestion, heartburn, menstrual pain, bloating or constipation.

Yes, Your Blood Pressure Can Be Too Low. Be Proactive.

Most Americans are concerned with developing high blood pressure, also called hypertension. And there are legitimate reasons for concern, especially because reportedly 75 million (one in three) American adults have this condition. Hypertension increases our risk of developing heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of deaths among Americans.

Eat Your Belly Fat Away With These Six Foods

Model Chrissy Teigen was allegedly able to lose her belly fat after the birth of her first daughter by relying on her “go-to health foods,” which included eggs, avocados, green juices, tuna salad, seaweed, omega-3 rich sashimi and nuts.

Be Proactive About “The Black Hole of Aging”

Perhaps the most important aspect of proactive aging is understanding that health issues can sometimes occur without symptoms. A “symptom-less” health issue can happen to anyone at any age.

Consider Spot Cryotherapy Treatments To Reduce Swelling After Dental Surgery

Localized cryotherapy, when applied in the early postoperative period, can manage the swelling after dental surgery.

Chlorine Does Not Kill This Resilient Parasite That May Be Lurking in Your Pool

There may be something in your swimming pool. And I’m not talking about inflatable pool toys and floats. It may be a parasite called Cryptosporidium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report warning people about Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks.

Cellulite Got You Down? Learn How You Can Be Proactive

Cellulite is pretty common. Some physicians refer to it as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP). Even celebrities and athletes, who we sometimes tend to think have “perfect bodies,” get it. For example, plus size model Ashley Graham posted a photo on Instagram of the cellulite on her thighs and buttocks area, with the caption, “I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite...and you shouldn’t be either.”

Let’s Talk About Wax. Earwax!

The following story is not for the squeamish. An audiologist (which is a doctor who specializes in balance and hearing problems) in Leicestershire, England removed a clump of earwax (cerumen) from a patient that was so large it clogged up the entire ear canal!

Golfer Attacked By Rabid Bobcat. Learn How You Can Be Proactive About Rabies

In Connecticut, four golfers had an unexpected visitor on the fairway. This visitor was a bobcat.

How to Get The Most Out Of Your Massages

It has been reported that Meghan Markle maintains her beautiful skin by getting facial massages. The Duchess is said to be a fan of the buccal massage, which involves massaging the face as well as having the inside of your mouth rubbed down.

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