Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Deciding medically what is best for you
By:
Masha Rifkin, JNS.org
Perhaps doctor doesn’t know best. In their new book, Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You, husband-wife physician team Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartz­band lay the groundwork for making sound medical decisions. No choices are completely independent, the authors say; rather, they are influenced by a set of values and history. Understanding what makes people tick...
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But what happens when Cinderella has to deal with Prince Not-So-Charming’s bad side?
By:
Lynne Blumberg
Even though women have more options these days, most still wish to marry a Prince Charming-type who will sweep them off their feet, says Susan Shapiro Barash, author of The Nine Phases of Marriage, her 13th book about wom­en’s issues. During a recent interview, Barash said her research found that 85 percent of women want to be wives. She believes...
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Testicular malignancies affect a younger demographic than prostate tumors
By:
Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
Prostate cancer and PSA scores have gotten a lot of airtime and print for a variety of reasons, ranging from media exposure like pharmaceutical ads to celebrity survivors of the illness. Testicular cancer may not have as much media play at the moment or as many diagnoses (8,000 new diagnoses every year, compared to 200,000 for prostate cancer), but its...
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Are certain cancers hereditary — or are there other reasons for disease clusters among related generations
By:
Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
With the concept of “pre-existing conditions” making front-page news in the ongoing tug-of-war focused on U.S. health care, it is not surprising that an increasing number of Americans are making more of a concerted effort to track their family health history. Research reveals that regular check-ups and informative websites barely scratch the surface when it comes to family legacies. Indeed,...
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Does the diagnosis of one lead to an end of the other?
By:
Lauren Kramer, Special Sections Feature
Sexual intimacy is one way couples bond and reaffirm their affection for and their attractiveness to one another. For patients living with a breast cancer diagnosis, those affirmations are more important than ever. But getting intimate can be complicated when your libido is compromised by the very drugs you hope will cure you. Women living with a breast cancer diagnosis...
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