Whether you have cancer or you know someone who does, cancer support groups are the place to turn for answers to your questions, information about treatment options, and to meet those who have been through similar circumstances.
Early stages of cervical cancer respond well to treatment, which may be radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, or a combination of methods. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s important to follow colonoscopy guidelines so you can reduce your risk for one of the most preventable forms of cancer in the colon.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a serious women’s issue which typically affects women after childbirth, a hysterectomy, or menopause. This condition has a rocky history when it comes to its popular means of treatment – transvaginal mesh – which has led to complications and even lawsuits. Here’s what you need to know.
Whether you call it hay fever, seasonal allergies, or allergic rhinitis, here are 2 things I’ve learned about treating seasonal allergies: (1) An allergy remedy that works great for Person A doesn’t necessarily work for Person B and (2) Something that works well for you now may become less effective over time. Here are the OTC meds that I’ve found work best for seasonal allergies.
Women & heart attacks – Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer among women? Here are the warning signs of a heart attack for women. They are often different from the warning signs for men! Plus info about Wear Red Day which helps to raise awareness about heart disease in women.
I have firsthand experience with Asperger’s and the meltdowns, tantrums, and shutdowns that frequently result. My grandson has Asperger’s. Here’s how we ultimately learned to deal with and manage his anxiety and Asperger’s meltdowns.
I suffered from panic attacks and was diagnosed with panic disorder. See all of the natural remedies for panic attacks that worked for me. As a result, I don’t have panic attacks anymore.
Brandon has Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. Brandon is high-functioning autistic. Here are some of the early symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome and how we dealt with each of them along the way.
High blood pressure — aka the silent killer — isn’t picky when choosing its 1 out of 3 Americans. If you or someone you know is dealing with high blood pressure, check out these natural cures for high blood pressure. These are ways to lower your blood pressure naturally at home yourself!
A normal blood pressure is less than 120/80. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Here are little-known facts about high blood pressure or hypertension, plus some natural treatments for lowering your blood pressure.
There have been some changes recently in the way that Diabetes is diagnosed. See details here. Besides using the Glycemic Index Chart provided here to pick & choose your foods, you can also try a number of tasty Diabetic recipes. You will need some good diabetic testing supplies too.
I’ve had to deal with carpal tunnel for years and I’ve tried many carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options. My mother has struggled with it for years, and she recently went through the carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. So I am very familiar with this condition. Here’s my $.02 on surgery for carpal tunnel and other carpal tunnel treatments.
High blood pressure is the Silent Killer that victimizes thousands every year. Your diet is often part of the problem. By eliminating excessive fat and salt and eating more fruits and vegetables you can lower your blood pressure and live a healthier life.
I’ve been living with Lyme Disease in Tennessee for years now. Here’s my story — how I got Lyme Disease from a tick bite and the Lyme Disease rash that followed. Plus, a little about the Lyme Disease movie that had a huge impact on me, a list of people in Nashville Tennessee with Lyme Disease, and a little about Lyme Disease doctors in Nashville Tennessee.
I had thyroid surgery to have half of it removed. I had a non-cancerous thyroid nodule that just kept getting bigger. Only 4 to 5% of thyroid nodules are cancerous. Here’s a little about the days leading up to the thyroid removal surgery and how it went…
After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, my symptoms went away for 1 year and then returned with a vengeance. See the meds my doctor prescribed right away, what my first official round of Lyme Disease treatment was like, and how my Lyme Disease symptoms changed after beginning treatment for Lyme Disease.
I had no idea I was suffering from the early signs of Lyme Disease – until I got the official Lyme Disease diagnosis. Here’s how I found out I had Lyme Disease, what I’ve learned about how to treat Lyme Disease, and what it’s like living with Lyme Disease in Tennessee.
As much as I wish I could speak for my Autistic niece Shelby… I can’t. And as much I wish I could scream and shout for all of the injustices that she and her parents have had to deal with on a daily basis… that wouldn’t do any good either. So, from my faraway corner of the world, I find peace and satisfaction when I can share some of the specific things that have helped to clarify things for me a bit. Or have helped me find an even greater sense of hope for Shelby’s future.
They have determined that we are ALL autistic to some degree. Personally, I am glad to know that. Because it means the people I know who have been labeled by the professionals as ‘autistic’ are really not that different from you and me. See what your autism quotient is here…
Do you know someone who is a whiz with numbers? What about mathematical equations? Do you see numbers differently than most people? Then you’ve got to read this article about Daniel Tammet, who gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how an ‘autistic savant’ functions.
Ladies: Have you got endometriosis… and/or cysts on your ovaries? If so, then there’s probably a laparoscopy in your future. I’m here to tell you it’s not that bad. I had 2 ovarian cysts (quite large), and I had them removed. Here’s how it went for me…
We have a 5-year-old niece who is Autistic. With years of help from the Cleveland Clinic, she has made dramatic improvements — and she continues to do so, on a daily basis. But I changed my way of thinking about Autism last Christmas when Jim’s parents shared with everyone a photocopied list of ’10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew’.
What it’s like to have blood pressure issues — including why my doctor says my numbers fluctuate so much all the time. They say there are no signs or symptoms that you have hypertension or high blood pressure. I say baloney. Here’s how my body changes when my blood pressure is high.
I am intrigued whenever I hear another first-person story of someone’s life with cancer, including their coping mechanisms, the highs and lows, the ups and downs, and the ultimate realities of struggling to survive this battle with something called ‘cancer’. Most of all, I appreciate when people are able to maintain their sense of humor through it all.