Yes, we're at the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it's important to remember that women (and men) fight breast cancer all year long, year after year, Nov. 1 through Sept. 30. We asked some real women from the Cure Diva breast cancer community to write a letter to their breast cancer and the result was a powerful reminder that women live with emotional scars long after they're declared cancer free.Read Full Story
Make every breath count. It's a beautiful saying crafted into an elegant tattoo, so it's no wonder that the picture of Diane Reichert's wrist art went viral. But, this tattoo is more than just a reminder, it's almost a command. Because, you see, she is suffering from a disease that is literally taking her breath away, and along with it — her life.Read Full Story
Lea Michele has partnered with evian spring water, a long-standing supporter of the fight against breast cancer, and The National Breast Cancer Foundation to promote breast self-exams as a simple way to save lives.Read Full Story
Back in the late 1990s, a girlfriend forwarded me an email chain letter warning that women who used antiperspirants increased their risk of breast cancer. As a runner and workout fanatic — and, yes, I'm a woman who sweats — I could not imagine my life without antiperspirant. I shrugged off that letter as hyperbole and continued using my favorite commercial brand of antiperspirant. As it turns out, that chain letter had merit.Read Full Story
Urinary incontinence is such a pain in the… well, you know. It affects about 25 percent of women ages 14 to 21, and up to 60 percent of women ages 40 to 60 — though these estimates might be low. "Urinary incontinence is a common problem for women that is often underreported and underdiagnosed," says Dr. David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. "It's estimated that about half of women with incontinence don't report it to their doctor."Read Full Story
Waking up to having your guts cut open is the stuff of horror movies. Yet, recent research has shown that this is a more common reality than we think — as up to two out of every 1,000 people will wake up during surgery.Read Full Story
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