When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s overwhelming, naturally. You’ll likely have at least a million thoughts flying through your mind at record speed. I understand, and I’m on this journey, too. Because I’m fighting my own high risk for breast cancer diagnosis, I want to tell you that it’s OK. Scary? Absolutely. Still […]
Now What? 4 Key Steps to Take After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
The More You Know: Early Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment
Think you know the risks associated with breast cancer? Let’s take a closer look at the impact of early detection and access to treatment! To check out the infographic below, you can select it for a closer look or scroll below it for the text version. 👉 When you’re done, don’t forget to explore my […]
Breast Cancer Awareness — Unique Journeys of the Disease
Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer — and this has been the case since Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) was founded in 1985. With all the funding and support this disease has received as a result of BCAM, the American Cancer Society reports that breast […]
Don’t Wait to Schedule Your Next Mammogram—Here’s Why They’re Important
In the second blog of my #BreastCancerAwareness series, we’re talking about mammograms — A.K.A. the best way to screen for breast cancer — and how a mammogram can save your life. Plus, if you need a mammogram but aren’t insured, keep reading!
The Importance of Screenings — A Physician’s Breast Cancer Journey
Life sure knows how to throw us curve balls — and I happen to be writing this as I recover from a major one. I didn’t expect to have to share this update, but here goes nothing: I recently had a preventative mastectomy. After receiving a diagnosis that left me with few options of ensuring […]
Why You’re So Tired — 6 Ways Your Health Impacts Your Exhaustion
Do you feel tired and sluggish? Read this article to learn if the culprit behind your fatigue is one of these six common health issues.
UTI’s: They’re Not As Simple As Bacteria and Antibiotics
While bacteria causes most Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) infections, there’s much more you should know about root causes, prevention and treatment — especially without antibiotics.
Sexual Transmitted Infections and Diseases: The More You Know, the Safer You Can Be
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all walks of life. In the U.S. alone there are approximately 20 million new cases each year, half of which occur among people between 15 to 24 years. If you’re sexually active with one or more people, […]
Is Vagina Discharge Normal? Yes! But It Can Be Abnormal, Too — Here’s How to Tell
Vaginal discharge is a normal and necessary function for your body, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Here’s a breakdown of what’s normal and abnormal.
I #ChoosetoChallenge — How I Support Villages As a Women’s Health Advocate to Forge a Gender-Equal World
Happy Women’s History Month! What a time to identify as a woman! On August 18, 1920, a proportion of American women were enfranchised and given all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship through the 19th Amendment — and we’ve continued to raise hell for gender equality since. We’ve come a long way, but not far […]