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How do you tell someone they might have Melanoma?

How do you tell someone they might have Melanoma?
There’s a fine line between giving helpful advice and being a putz. Where is that line drawn? In the last two years, I’ve noticed that I like to tell people about skin cancer prevention. I’m not very subtle. Whenever someone mentions that they’re going to the beach or spending the day at a park, my... Read more »

My Dermatologist wants to be my Jewish mother

My Dermatologist wants to be my Jewish mother
I have different relationships with my doctors. Different sounds better than strange. My Neurologist talks to me about classical music. Once a year, for the last five years,he starts going on about some piece of music or a concert and I just nod my head and have no idea what he’s talking about. It’s funny... Read more »

Parkinson's Disease and those damn Urinary Tract Infections

Parkinson's Disease and those damn Urinary Tract Infections
If you write a health/wellness blog that focuses on a personal issue, you’re going to pass on some personal info. Some of it is entertaining and informational…at least I tell myself that. Other times you wonder if it borders on Too Much Information? I’m pretty sure this one has jumped the proposed wall on the... Read more »
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Who is a cancer survivor?

Who is a cancer survivor?
It’s another first Sunday in June. It’s another National Cancer Survivor’s Day. It’s another day of celebration and confusion. This being a survivor thing is not easy. Sure, all of us are happy we’re still here, it definitely beats the alternative. At the same time there’s the guilt. Why were we lucky enough that we’re... Read more »

How to protect yourself against Melanoma

How to protect yourself against Melanoma
We’re in the last hour of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month. I think May is a good time for this because June is the start of meteorological summer. Festivals, outdoor concerts, the beach, the pool, ballgames…lots of outdoor activities and lots of time in the sun. It’s important to know how to protect yourself from the... Read more »

Stay out of tanning beds

Stay out of tanning beds
Today is the final day of Melanoma Awareness Month. This is the most important thing I can tell you about how to stay healthy. STAY OUT OF TANNING BEDS!! Here are some statistics from the American Academy of Dermatology: . One trip to a tanning bed before age 35 increases your chances of getting Melanoma by... Read more »
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The neurosis of Melanoma

The neurosis of Melanoma
This is the story of a hat. Cancer and a hat. Cancer messes with your mind as much as your body…sometimes more. When you’re physically healed, you still have the mental aspect to deal with. Sometimes it makes you do things you know are ridiculous, but you do them anyway. It has now been close... Read more »

Stress over Donald Trump made me take a stress test

Stress over Donald Trump made me take a stress test
Every day is something new. Russia. Comey. Special Counsel. Breaking News sometimes three or four times a day. Sessions. Spicer. Ryan. KELLYANNE!! Life under 45 is stressful. Fucking stressful with a capital F in bold. All of this crap isn’t healthy. Good thing it was time for my yearly physical exam. Why do I need a... Read more »

The new health care game: Guess which one of these ten pre-existing conditions I don't have?

The new health care game: Guess which one of these ten pre-existing conditions I don't have?
In late April, there was a cool Facebook game. You named ten musical acts. Nine of them you had seen in concert and one of them you hadn’t. People had to guess which one you missed. Sounds like fun, right? So let’s try it….here’s my list: The Who Rolling Stones Neil Young Led Zeppelin Barry White... Read more »
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Nobody lost their health insurance yesterday

Nobody lost their health insurance yesterday
I’m going to talk you off the ledge…and by you, I mean ME! Yesterday was a bad day. A very bad day. There were and still are a lot of distressed people and lots of freak outs. I admit to being one of them. I was in a horrible mood to start the day and... Read more »
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