How did I go from weighing 265 pounds to dropping down to a lean, mean 175 – without yo-yo dieting, throwing out every last trace of sugar, or opting for bypass surgery? Read my story about my obesity travails and triumphs to learn more.
DId you recently receive a scary diagnosis, or go through a frightening experience with your child or another family member? Knowing what to do next can seem overwhelming -- especially when it's a matter of life or death. We can help! Here you'll find real people sharing their personal experiences surviving health crises, preparing for tests & screening, making sense of the results, choosing the best treatment options, and recovering from surgery and other health issues.
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.
Getting a colonoscopy wasn’t all peaches and cream (I couldn’t even eat those when I was prepping for the exam), but with cancer throughout my family, I gained peace of mind, all while losing a few pounds in the process.
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.
Ever had to consider a sin cancer treatment plan? We have. After Jim was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, the next step was to decide on a surgeon in order to get those lymph nodes biopsied right away and determine whether cancer had spread or not. All of this happened rather quickly over the next 2 months. Here’s what it was like for Jim (and me) and how things are today.
Here’s a hard look at the real facts about antioxidants. We confront some of the more sensational claims concerning antioxidants so you can see the truth about how antioxidants work in the human body, their role in combating disease, and just how effective they really are as medicinal treatments.
Here are some important points about CT scans that everyone needs to know. CT scan radiation is a serious issue. Here’s when to say NO to a Cat Scan.
There are many reasons your doctor may recommend a heart stent. In my case, I had a sore jaw and I noticed that my hand was twitching and was struggling to do what I needed it to do. I had a coronary stent procedure that opened up — and kept open — the narrowed places in my heart artery. Here’s what I’ve learned after having a heart stent put in a few years ago, plus what it was like to have an angiogram and angioplasty.
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.
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.
It’s important to get a stroke victim help within 3 hours. Here are 3 questions to ask someone you suspect has suffered a heart attack or stroke. Plus other signs of a stroke.
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.
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