We all know how nice it is to get a card or gift from a caring friend — not because it’s a birthday or special occasion, but just to say “I’m thinking of you” or “I’m here for you.” Self-described mental health warrior Polly Rogers has taken this concept one step further: the provision of “recovery bags” to people experiencing mental health difficulties.Read Full Story
An annual mammogram and a monthly breast exam is essential for overall women's health and wellness. Even with modern technology, the rates of diagnosis are still staggering. Practicing preventive care will keep your ta-tas in good health along and can help ensure early detection.Read Full Story
Allie Colon was 27 years old when she found out she had breast cancer. At an age where most of us are worrying about things like getting a promotion at work or updating our OKCupid profile, she suddenly had to make decisions that would change the rest of her life. Now 29, she gets to celebrate her first Cancer Awareness Month cancer free, and she's sharing her scars — inside and out — with some powerful pictures.Read Full Story
The year: 2003. I made an appointment with a doctor with the intent of getting a prescription for an antidepressant. The boy I was in love with all through college had figuratively sliced through my heart with a knife when he showed off his new flame in front of me.Read Full Story
Do you ever find yourself rushing around, feeling stressed and too busy to enjoy life? This feeling is all too common in society today. Unfortunately, it’s a daily obstacle for many of us. Between work, family, responsibilities and appointments, it often feels like too much for one person to handle. So what changes can you make to live a productive, healthy and enjoyable lifestyle in a world designed to never stop?Read Full Story
Every fall, doctors, pharmacies and TV commercials urge all of us to get our flu shots. For many, this routine, annual chore is done as a preventative health habit, and in recent years it's become easier than ever to get the vaccine. While a flu shot once required a doctor's office visit, you can now find them at the corner pharmacy, mobile clinics and grocery stores.Read Full Story
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