We have long known that sun exposure is especially dangerous for women like me, who have the genetic trifecta of red hair, blue eyes and fair skin from an Irish/Scottish genetic background. Redheads also make up 16 percent of the world’s melanoma patients. In fact, Redheads have a 102 percent higher risk of skin cancer than brunettes.
While she was working tirelessly to open a sanctuary for Congolese rape victims, Eve Ensler was diagnosed with stage 3-4 uterine cancer. Thus began a journey that included self-recrimination (Did she ignore warning signs? Did she somehow poison her body through choices she made or didn’t make?), navigation through our country’s medical machine, making peace with her own family and history, and eventually finding a new way to connect to her body and to the world.
In the United States, over 50 percent of women report having experienced at least one traumatic event and, of those, half have experienced multiple traumas.
Dr. Pat has asked Megan Riddle, M.D./Ph.D. to consult with a wife who is overwhelmed with caregiving for her husband and is seeking advice about ways to share the responsibilities and the steps she can take to improve her quality of life.
A therapy dog is a dog who can bring her talent for loving to therapeutic use. I had known about pet therapy programs for a while and experienced them firsthand when my husband was hospitalized for an extended stay.
There’s good news: New studies indicate that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy may provide drug-free management of the distressing hot flashes and night sweats that often occur after breast cancer treatment and during the menopausal transition.
Right now, you are being bombarded by messages about holiday weight gain. “Avoid those 5 holiday pounds!” “Drop the Egg Nog and drop that extra weight!” The media reminds us again and again that American gluttony will have us bursting at the seams. So, here’s the secret all those news articles leave out: No one knows where that five pound number came from.