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American Heart Association: Transcendental Meditation May Lower Your Blood Pressure

As a meditation teacher, I find that one of the most common reasons why people want to learn how to meditate is to lower their blood pressure. New meditators often tell me that at their last checkup their doctor was surprised to find that their blood pressure had come down into the normal …

One Patient’s Transformation Leads to a New Mission—Crowdfunding for Research

As an oncologist, I have always been amazed by how some (if not most) of my patients <i>evolve</i> from the shock and terror that accompanies a new diagnosis …

Sex after cancer: 'Patients should not feel that bringing up sex is too trivial'

"It seems trivial almost when your life is on the line to ask the oncologist about having sex. You think, 'Thank God I'm here and I'm alive.' And, does it really matter if I can't have sex again? Because the bigger picture is, well, you kept me alive.<p>"But on the other hand, my husband and I have …

Women choose body art over reconstruction after cancer battle

Undergoing a mastectomy is a harrowing experience. Although a mastectomy is an undoubtedly life saving necessity, there is something primitive and brutal about the removal of a breast. Many women report feeling less feminine after the operation, or say that their sexuality is compromised. …

After cancer: when the effects endure

Cancer can undermine the confidence and self-esteem of those diagnosed. How this happens is not entirely clear, but it seems to relate to the assault of cancer, which is both physical and emotional. I have run my own private counselling and psychotherapy practice for the last 17 years and, during …