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Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer: An Overview (December 8, 2014)

By Jennifer Maxon, RN, BSN In the land­scape of life experience, it is pretty clear that ages 15 to 39 rep­resent a transformative time—a time of tran­sition from childhood to adulthood; a period... Continue Reading

Get the Glow (November 24, 2014)

Pregnancy can sometimes cause acne to flair, but a good skin care routine and safe, effective treatment can provide relief. By Jonette Elizabeth Keri, MD, PhD, FAAD Associate Professor of Dermatology and... Continue Reading

Every Mother Counts (November 24, 2014)

Maternal health in the United States and abroad is the focus of this organization dedicated to ensuring that mothers everywhere have access to high-quality care during pregnancy and delivery. By Diana... Continue Reading

Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness (November 24, 2014)

Monitoring the financial transactions that accompany any medical challenge can require vigilance, but the long-term benefit of remaining financially secure is worth the extra effort. By Sarah O’Leary When... Continue Reading

Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage (November 24, 2014)

By Ron Pollack Executive Director, Families USA What Is Hospice Care? Hospice care is a program of care and support for patients who are terminally ill. These patients may no longer want to try to cure... Continue Reading

Spiritual Practice Makes Perfect (November 10, 2014)

Commit to a daily spiritual practice and feel the peace. Practice makes perfect—or so the saying goes. There really is no such thing as perfection, but there is some truth to the proverb. When we practice,... Continue Reading

Is Your Relationship Haunted? (November 10, 2014)

Understanding how past experiences can influence the tone and the prog­ress of your current relationship can help you share and grow. By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Have you ever noticed that... Continue Reading

Stress Can Have Serious Consequences (November 10, 2014)

Feeling stressed? You are not alone. We live in a culture that treats busy like a badge of honor and stress as a fact of life. Stress might be commonplace, but it should not be the norm—and it turns... Continue Reading

Tune In to Your Inner Compass (November 10, 2014)

Many women experience anxiety, but few of us pay attention to what it is telling us about our lives. By Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD Have you ever experienced severe anx­iety—a sense of panic,... Continue Reading

5 Things Women Should Know about Lung Cancer (October 27, 2014)

By Christina S. Baik, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 1. Smoking causes the... Continue Reading

Color Me Happy (October 27, 2014)

Our use of color can reflect and even affect our mood. Feeling Blue?Green with envy? It may be no accident that we sometimes use colors to describe our moods and emotions. In fact, one study even found... Continue Reading

Recent Treatment Advancements in Lung Cancer (October 27, 2014)

By Christina S. Baik, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Facing a lung cancer... Continue Reading

What Integrative Medicine Is… and Is Not (October 27, 2014)

Cancer patients and their loved ones can benefit from a clear understanding of what integrative medicine offers—and of the dangers of alternative therapies. By Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD Integrative medicine... Continue Reading

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: When Good Cells Go Bad (October 21, 2014)

The word has taken on a meaning that extends beyond the medical definition. Cancer is deadly; it is dangerous; it means bad news. But when we hear the words, “You have cancer,” what do we really need... Continue Reading

Sugar: Not So Sweet for Your Heart (October 13, 2014)

If you need another reason to lay off the sugar, here it is: research has shown that a diet high in added sugar can increase your risk of dying from heart disease by as much as 38 percent. The brain is... Continue Reading

Learn, Listen, and Act (October 13, 2014)

Understanding your risk for gynecologic cancers and seeking early care are key steps in maintaining your gynecologic health. Foundation for Women’s Cancers foundationforwomenscancer.org Cancer is a word... Continue Reading

The Ultimate Overnight Skin Care Trick: Beauty Sleep (October 13, 2014)

The concept of beauty sleep may be more than a cliché. Research is showing that people who are well rested actually appear more attractive. To test the role of slumber in a beauty regimen, researchers... Continue Reading

NSAIDs: How Safe Is this Medicine Cabinet Staple? (October 13, 2014)

Your medicine cabinet is likely stocked with at least one variety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—common pain reliev­ers such as aspirin and ibuprofen that you reach for when you have... Continue Reading

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