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Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

Scientists have discovered new clues about how microbes in our digestive systems may affect health.<p>European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.<p>Evidence has been …

It Happened, Even to Me

I laughed when we buzzed off my hair.<p>I smiled as we made fun of my "chemo brain."<p>I nervously bit my lip with every port needle access.<p>I glanced the other way when the transfusions began.<p>I held my breath as we waited for hours.<p>I distracted myself with other worlds of TV characters.<p>I daydreamed of …

Elise

Things I Was Told During Chemotherapy

<i>"You don't even look that sick"</i><p><i>"If you hadn't of told me you were going through chemotherapy I wouldn't have known"</i><p><i>"Bald is a good look for you"</i><p><i>"But you have so much energy, it can't be that bad"</i><p><i>"At least it hasn't affected your smile"</i><p>Every day, young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Every day, …

Medicine

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

I did not think I'd still be alive after diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring of 1998 at age 24, 15 years ago. In my healing path since then -- having been treated with two awake brain surgeries and hundreds of integrative cancer therapies, my own professional cancer jobs, and many other …

Cancer

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Now Is the Time

I've been reading a lot of posts by people who encourage others to live in the<p>moment, and to not put too much faith in the future, and that all we have is<p>the here and now. Well, I hope you're not tired of hearing about this topic,<p>because here is another one:<p>In a desperate attempt to do the things …

Disney World