Why You Should Tell Your Child’s Teacher You Have Cancer

Contributor: Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C It won’t be long before children will be heading back to school.  If you’re a parent with cancer, it might be a good time to start thinking about having a talk with your child’s teachers, counselors or school administrator about your illness. You may find it difficult to share such personal … Read More

5 Top Reasons You Should Eat the Mediterranean Way

There’s a good reason you may be confused whenever you open your refrigerator. From gluten-free, to low-carb, to high-protein, there’s a dizzying array of popular diets. They’ll all supposedly help you lose weight or improve your health. And they all have dedicated followers who tout their benefits. The Mediterranean diet is easy to understand and … Read More

Acne Products May Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Over-the-counter acne treatments can help you keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some of these lotions and gels also could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that says products containing the ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare … Read More

The Tumor Your Doctors Usually Don’t Expect (Video)

Say the word “tumor” and one of the last places you probably think of it occurring is in the heart. Although rare, cardiac tumors occur in approximately 1 in every 2,000 people. Tumors can and do originate in the heart or heart valves. When cardiologists talk about risk factors for these tumors, there just isn’t … Read More