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Whenever you eat chicken or beef, you’re probably also eating a side order of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Learn how to protect yourself by reading this great article first published in MORE magazine in March 2015 Source: Superbugs In Your Supper | MORE Magazine… Read more

Have you heard of the ACES study?  It’s a study that began in 1994 that looked at Adverse Childhood Experiences and their relationship to current physical health.  The results are sobering,  and point to the need for treatment of childhood trauma, even when we are adults. An Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) is defined as experiencing… Read more

Thanks to a client of mine, I learned about a great website for people wanting to learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It’s called RAwarrior.com , and it is packed with information. Take a look, and let us know what you think… Read more

When a family member or close friend is critcally ill, it is often really difficult to keep others up to date on their situation.  So many people care and want to know how things are going, but don’t want to disturb the family.  The patient and their family often would welcome the prayers, thoughts and… Read more

I recently read about a great website that is sure to catch on in popularity. It’s called HealthyDiningFinder.com , and it’s a new bookmark on my phone! It’s a handy site. You punch in your zip code, and up pops a long list of local restaurants, with an immediate menu suggestion of what to eat… Read more

This is really short notice, but I just received a flyer on the first annual Life After Brain Injury Human Services Fair.  You can see a flyer at their website.  It looks like something very exciting — hope you can make it if this is of interest to you. It takes place Saturday, March 27… Read more

By Shiro Perera Torquato, Ph.D. Surgical weight loss is an important decision that many people make to improve their health, appearance and self-esteem.  After years of trying endless diets with little success you may have considered this as an option for yourself.  Bariatric surgery, such as Gastric by-pass surgery or Lap-Band surgery are two of… Read more

There are many reputable surgeons who perform lap band surgery, for people who have not had success with other weight loss methods, and whose weight is impacting their health.  A part of the screening process is a psychological evaluation. In today’s LA Times Business section, there is an interesting article about the 1-800-GETSLIM clinic (or… Read more

More Magazine recently published an article entitled “Married, with Illness“.  It is full of examples of how husband and wives cope when one, or both, have a severe chronic illness.  Not surprisingly, this takes a tremendous toll on a marriage.  According to the article, 75% of such marriages end in divorce.  This is especially tragic… Read more

Nobody wants to hear an ultrasound technician say “There’s something wrong with the baby”.  So many times, what follows next is a seemingly inescapable sequence of further testing, consultations, and a recommendation for an abortion because the baby will not survive.Most parents have not heard about the support available through perinatal hospice teams.  These groups… Read more

A friend sent me an email, which I have printed verbatim below.  I don’t know the author, so I can’t give credit, but I think  it is really important.  It’s written in the first person, and really describes women’s symptoms very well. In 2003, I lost a dear friend and colleague to a sudden heart… Read more

Here is a video every woman should watch. It describes inflammatory breast cancer, which presents very differently from “regular” breast cancer. And it’s very dangerous if not quickly diagnosed and treated. The Susan G. Komen website has a tremendous amount of information on breast cancer. Here is a link on IBC, or inflammatory breast cancer… Read more

We’re heading into the holiday season, and a lot of people start to worry about gaining weight. If you read the previous post, you know that I’m trying to focus on gratitude, and that’s a great focus to keep at this time of year. So rather than worry about weight, how about being grateful for… Read more