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Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

New Warning on Milk: Does it Cause Fractures and Early Mortality?

For years doctors and nutritionists have recommended drinking milk since it’s a good source of calcium which we need to keep our bones and bodies healthy.  But a new study suggests that getting more than 8 ounces of milk, 3 times a day, can increase a women’s risk of dying at an early age and suffering from hip and Read moreChevron

posted 10/30/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Early Detection Saves Lives: Do You Have a Plan?

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with early breast cancer is upwards of 99%. How can you ensure you’ll find any potential breast cancer early, before it spreads? Make an early detection plan, and stick with it.  

 

Breast cancer. It’s the disease... Read moreChevron

Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

“Together We Are Stronger than the Disease”: A Major Report on Metastatic Breast Cancer

In December 1997, I visited with my aunt, a seven-year breast cancer survivor.  In March of 1998, she died from breast cancer that had spread throughout her body.  I traveled to her funeral, delaying my own appointment with a breast surgeon who was treating me for an apparent infection.  Returning... Read moreChevron