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21 Questions to Ask Your Doctor after Breast Cancer Diagnosis

No Comments 05 March 2015

After being tested for breast cancer, you'll want to ask these 21 questions from The Silver Lining: A Supportive & Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer at the time of your diagnosis.

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A 13-Step Plan for Quitting Smoking

No Comments 03 March 2015

You can beat one of the most powerful addictions out there (or help a loved one do so). Try my smoking cessation plan, shared in This Is Your Do-Over. It starts with finding a “buddy”–a spouse, friend, virtual friend, family member, even a coach that you pay–who will check in with you daily and help you stay the course.

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A Fibromyalgia Treatment That Actually Works

No Comments 11 February 2015

My pain and fatigue worse than ever, I decided to talk to my new doctor. Sure enough, my symptoms matched those of fibromyalgia. From Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

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Food Fighters: 10 Immunity-Boosting Diet Plans

No Comments 09 February 2015

With snow and winter winds blowing through many parts of the country, people are reaching for parkas, knit hats, and scarves for protection against the flu and chronic colds. However, your best bet to keep the pharmacist at bay is to bolster your immune system.

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The Dangers of Drinking Milk and Eating Dairy

No Comments 02 February 2015

I was lactose intolerant, but took enzymes so that I could continue to eat dairy. A book called Don't Drink Your Milk by Frank Oski, the former director of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School, convinced me to do a trial period without any dairy at all. In the book, he cited numerous reasons why dairy products were unsuitable for both children and adults.

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Take Charge of Your Wellness with Online Healing

No Comments 26 January 2015

If you'd like to make over your life, the best way to start is by taking better care of yourself. We don't just mean eating more greens, or getting eight hours of sleep a night (though that's a great start). For years, our favorite, most respected health expert has been Dr. David B. Agus, author of A Short Guide to a Long Life, professor of medicine and engineering at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, and CBS News medical contributor.

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How to Come to Terms with an Autism Diagnosis

2 Comments 15 January 2015

When my 19-month-old son Miles was diagnosed with autistic disorder, I put together a course of action to help him, including a behavioral program developed by expert O. Ivar Lovass from a book called Let Me Hear Your Voice. In Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, I describe the emotional first weeks after the diagnosis.

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New Year, New You: 5 Books for Breaking Bad Habits

3 Comments 06 January 2015

These authors are taking the fight against obesity, chronic illness, and depression where it resides—in our own cycle of stagnant routines. Take the first step by absorbing tips from these guides and developing a lifestyle that will see you through to next December—and beyond.

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How Acupuncture Boosts Fertility

No Comments 02 December 2014

Here's the scientific proof that explains why acupuncture, when given at the right times, aids in conception and combats infertility. From Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.

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Diet and Fitness

How Training for a Triathlon Helped Me Find My Writing Voice

No Comments 15 October 2014

For most of us life is one long story. Everyone has one. If you think about it, each day is like a page that we add to the book of our existence. I'm fascinated with this concept and I'm also very mindful of my own fate. I know my story could end at any minute. My motto of living every day like it's my last isn't due to my obsession with the apocalypse. It stems from a brush with death I experienced years ago. That single day inspired me to follow the dream of writing a book (I've penned Orbs and Orbs II) and becoming an Ironman triathlete. Honestly, I'm not sure if I would be where I am today if I hadn't almost died, everything seems to lead directly back to that chilly winter night in 2007.

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The Over-the-Counter Wonder Drug That Fights Inflammation

2 Comments 13 October 2014

It's one of the oldest remedies known to mankind, and it can ward off a medley of ailments with its anti-inflammatory powers. Here's why you should consider taking baby aspirin if you're middle-aged, from A Short Guide to a Long Life.

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Ignore a Ticking Biological Clock?

No Comments 03 October 2014

At age 35 and newly single, author Sarah Elizabeth Richards wondered if egg freezing was her ace in the hole, her guarantee of a future baby. Here's her story, from Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It.

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11 Ways to Approach Life After Breast Cancer

No Comments 03 October 2014

Recovery from breast cancer takes time and patience. It cannot be rushed or forced. Learn these helpful coping and re-entry mechanisms from The Silver Lining: A Supportive & Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer.

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Bridging the Gap: 7 Key Books on Alzheimer’s

2 Comments 26 September 2014

Alzheimer's disease has robbed more than 5 million Americans of basic brain functions such as memory, recognition, and general awareness—not to mention severing intimate bonds with family and lifelong acquaintances.

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