July 2016

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Should you be concerned about the aluminum in your deodorant? There have been numerous deodorant scares over the years as researchers find connections between chemicals in deodorants and cancer; however, most scientists will tell you that deodorant and antiperspirant are safe. If you are still concerned about chemicals and want to make sure you are putting the safest product possible on your pits,...
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Living well may mean different things to different people. And, there is no right or wrong. There is no one-size-fits-all. It’s personal. And, just like so many things we do, like learning a new skill, a task, or even a sport, caring for ourselves is a practice . It ebbs and flows and changes during different phases of life, different seasons, and even on different days. With that, self-awareness...
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Do you wonder what that is all about? Did your doctor suddenly stop caring about you? Does that mean you can skip the gynecology visit altogether for a few years? In 2012, several healthcare organizations (the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathologists, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists) got together to discuss and...
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You look at that word—phthalates—and your eyes and brain do not connect. What exactly does that say? It just looks wrong! Phthalates (THAL ates) are known endocrine disruptors. They are linked with birth defects, breast cancer, infertility, liver cancer, diabetes, obesity, autism, and ADHD. Manufacturers use phthalates to make hard plastic more flexible. Phthalates mimic the hormones found in...
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Who We Are Discovering who we are as individuals can be a lifelong journey; it takes work and dedication. Part of discovering ourselves is making decisions about our health. Deciding what health means is individual. It might be clean eating, exercising regularly, meditating, attending church or making sure to get an annual health exam. For me, it is a little bit of all of that! I have also...
Mary Green and Suzanne London
Cancer teaches you a lot of things. Some are profound and some are just simple, common sense things that we forget during the normal day-to-day. I’m not going to tell you I had some major a-ha moment when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was a college student and am an only child of divorced parents. It was a lot to handle. My—now—brother-in-law had gone through the same diagnosis...