7 of the Most Influential Women in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Nancy Reagan Although First Lady Reagan was not the first woman in the White House to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer (Betty Ford had a mastectomy in 1974 while her husband was in office), Nancy Reagan set a new tone regarding breast cancer in the media. Reagan was diagnosed in …

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Should You Abandon the Self-Breast Exam?

Only the sixth of the month and we’re already eyeball-deep in information on breast cancer news, research, information, etc. And it’s great! Breast Cancer Awareness month is such a successful example of how health issues can take the spotlight resulting in major changes for research and development, personal responsibility on …

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Under Pressure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 67 million American adults have high blood pressure, which equates to 1 in every 3 adults. This is also the same ratio of people who have prehypertension. What these statistics mean is if you don’t have it now, your chances of …

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What You’re Missing from the Ice Bucket Challenge

I don’t know about you, but social media never ceases to blow my mind. Some days all you see is negative post after negative post; natural disasters, wars, social injustice, the list goes on and on. Other days you’ll see nothing but positivity; engagements, new babies, heart-warming stories and random …

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Decreased Breast Cancer Risk with the Start of Activity in Postmenopausal Women

Yes, healthy habits are best started at a young age. After all, the earlier the better. However, trying to benefit your body with new healthy habits once you’ve hit middle age or menopause, isn’t a lost cause. It may seem that once you’ve hit a certain mile marker in life …

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The PMS Spectrum

Overemotional and snapping in frustration for no reason is the complete definition of PMS. That is, it’s the definition constructed by people who don’t experience PMS, ahem..men. Typically hearing this definition garners the expected response of snapping in frustration, which doesn’t help our case, but it’s with good reason. As …

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