It May Be Time to Wave Goodbye to Gel Manicures
Like many nail salon goers, I get gel manicures, which dry the nails with a UV lamp. These manicures are long-lasting and essentially have zero drying time, so they are really convenient and safe – so I thought.
Why You Might Want To Extend ‘Dry January’ To Every Month
After booze-soaked holidays and the desire to get back in shape and healthier at the top of a new year, many may feel inspired to temporarily go alcohol-free or at least significantly cut back. However, come February, they often find themselves back to their old drinking habits (a nightly glass of wine, a few cocktails at their weekly ‘Happy Hour,’ binge drinking on the weekends).
Kirstie Alley’s Colon Cancer Was Recently Discovered Before Her Death. Be Proactive With Home Screenings.
It seems like every month I learn about yet another person being diagnosed with or passing from colorectal cancer. This cancer, which is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States according to the American Cancer Society, is also affecting many younger people.
Young Woman Refused Colonoscopy For Several Months. Discovers She Has Colon Cancer and Lynch Syndrome
The following story is not only very sad but also, in my opinion, incredibly infuriating. A young, African-American woman named Ashley Teague started losing weight back in 2019. Teague was 28-years-old at the time. After finally having the colonoscopy, Teague discovered that she had a tumor in her colon the size of a baseball.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Young Women Must Also Be Proactive
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are that you know someone that has been affected by this cancer.
This Truth About Fat May Be Hard to Digest
Many people believe that we can look at a person and assess whether he or she has too much body fat. It is safe to assume that an obese person may have an excessive amount of body fat. On the other hand, not all skinny or “healthy weight” people are metabolically healthy.
Study Finds Frequent Sex May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer. Here’s What You Need To Know
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. To give you a bit more perspective, in 2124, “half of all men can count on developing prostate cancer.” By being proactive about men's health, we will be able to lower cancer rates and lessen the likelihood of other chronic and serious illnesses.
Recent Devastating Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer Reinforces Why We Must Be Proactive
It seems like every month I discover yet another heartbreaking story about colorectal cancer. Recently in northern England, a 35-year-old father named Dean Whelan was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on his daughter’s first birthday. He did not experience any symptoms until about two months prior to receiving the diagnosis.
Why Your Colon May Not Agree With Your Summer Grilling Plans
I’m proactive as I can be about doing everything in my power to prevent diseases such as cancer. One cancer in particular that I am especially mindful is colorectal cancer, and here are a few reasons why:
Stop Fiddling Around With Your Diet and Try Fiddlehead Ferns!
To be honest, I was shocked to see them at first because they looked like little green snakes on a plate! Because they are foraged and not grown, I guess fiddleheads are technically not a vegetable, however, they certainly taste like a vegetable and are extremely nutrient-dense like your more typical veggies.
Vitamin B3 for Skin Cancer Prevention?
So, what else can you do to help protect yourself and your family from the damaging rays of the sun? Well, according to recent research from the University of Sydney, you may want to consider adding vitamin B3 to your sun protection arsenal.
Be Proactive About Medical Gaslighting
“The essence of dehumanization is the denial of another person’s reality. To be told, in the absence of clinical evidence, that one’s pain is not real or that one’s biological symptoms are exaggerated or psychosomatic, is medical gaslighting,”
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