Clearing Up Cancer Misconceptions

Cancer is a serious illness. And the traditional treatments for cancer – surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy – often have a reputation of being as hard on the body as the disease itself. While for some forms of cancer that may unfortunately still be the case, the progress that has been made in diagnosing and…

What to Expect in Sickness

What to Expect in Sickness

It’s a time-honored tradition. Couples entering marriage take vows to stick by their spouse, “for richer or poorer,” and, “in sickness and in health.” While not every married couple will experience post-nuptial times of poverty or wealth, every family is certain to face health challenges during a marriage. Hopefully, those challenges will be relatively minor…

A Major Pain In The Joints!

When you think of costly health conditions, what comes to mind? Heart disease? Diabetes? Obesity? Probably not arthritis. However, arthritis is among the most widespread, costliest – but often overlooked – conditions affecting Americans. According to a 2013 National Institutes of Health study, 55 million adults in the United States had physician-diagnosed arthritis costing an…

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I Have Breast Cancer – Will I Need Chemotherapy?

Is chemotherapy always the treatment for breast cancer patients? Maybe not, says a recent study When women are diagnosed with breast cancer they have lots of questions, and learning about their treatment options is at the top of the list. They often ask me whether or not they will need chemotherapy. “It’s an understandable concern—chemotherapy…

Keeping the Holidays from Getting You Down

Keeping the Holidays From Getting You Down

From mid-November through the end of the year, the biggest health worry people for many people is what is going to happen to their waistline thanks to all the holiday goodies. However, there is another health concern that is often overlooked: behavioral health. And not just run-of-the-mill holiday stress. Feelings of depression and anxiety can be…

Healthy Summertime Travels

Healthy Summertime Travels

Bad weather, lost luggage, and cancelled flights usually top the list of things that could spoil a summer vacation. However, there is another potential peril that could endanger any vacation that is often overlooked – a health problem. And unlike many other causes for concern, the potential for injury or illness is something that can…

Overusing the spring in your step

Overusing the Spring in your Step

Even the casual sports fan at some point has probably seen a slow-motion replay of an athlete going down to an injury. In those cases, the genesis of the injury is usually obvious and sometimes even wince-worthy. However, athletes, weekend warriors and skilled craftsmen alike may also find themselves on the sidelines in less dramatic…