While wildfires are currently devastating larges swaths of northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and western Montana, an interesting experiment is underway at Lake Tahoe and central Nevada. Imagine Steve Jobs meets wildfire.
Just like when you really have to go to the bathroom, don't hold it in! Pee is a lifesaver, so at your next physical, ask your physician to check your kidney health with a simple urine test. It holds the key to catching kidney disease, heart disease and so much more!
Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.
My husband, son and I sit in the urologist's waiting room. It's New Year's Eve; a skeleton staff runs the office. I hope it isn't a prognostic metaphor. After several minutes, a nurse appears and herds us off to a conference room, down a private hall. This can't be good.
Self-exams, mammograms, MRI's, family history and genetic testing, collectively, are detection methods that are highly effective weapons in the arsenal against breast cancer
Just as Betty Ford's survival was not due to early detection, Rockefeller's survival (she turned 88 in June 2014) unlikely resulted from the prophylactic removal of her second breast. Early detection of breast and other cancers remains a complicated and controversial subject.
Samantha Golkin joins HuffPost Live to discuss finding out that she had breast cancer even though she was BRCA negative.
It was knowing my risks and being vigilant that saved me from the spread of breast cancer, saved me from extensive treatments and saved my life.
It's been 365 days since Jolie's announcement. You may have read her op-ed. You likely heard about it on the news or read about it online. Use the anniversary of the "Angelina Effect" to truly affect change for someone incredibly important: you. You owe it to yourself and those you love to invest in your own bright future.
It's critical for everyone involved to overcome their denial and take the first difficult step of consulting a physician about the symptoms. Some people think there's no reason to seek a diagnosis because there's no cure for the disease. Yet it's is important for several reasons.
Unfortunately the article, at a glance, may add to the growing perception among journalists, primary care physicians who may not read below the paper's title, and others -- including many ordinary women -- that mammography's effectiveness has been, again, disproved.
With five little words, my doctor confirmed what I had always feared, but what I had prepared myself to hear. At 30 years old (and exactly three months before my wedding), I was diagnosed with breast cancer.