Cancer

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then.

10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then. My life didn’t end. Read...
Christine Corrigan    |   10.2.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
My skin is healing. My breast is healing. My heart is healing.

Healing The Heart Through Radiotherapy For Breast Cancer 

I was calm when the doctor told me I had breast cancer. I remember thinking that I could cope with anything — strength was in me, somehow. Read...
Amy Schreibman Walter    |   02.6.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Joe Biden and Meghan McCain on The View

Joe Biden Brings A Tear To My Critical Eye

Today I saw this video of Joe and Meghan, and for a just a minute I remembered that life is shockingly fragile and people are better than we think. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.13.17   |   SHARE
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No one should ever be thankful for cancer, but I can say that I’m thankful for what it showed us.

How My Father's Cancer Made My Life Better

Cancer isn't fun or fair, but at the end of the day, life — even a cancer-stricken one — was better because we were in it together. Read...
Alexa D’Agostino    |   11.21.17   |   SHARE
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That Time I Found A Tumor On My Baby

The night I discovered that tumor on her back was essentially just like any other. Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   08.9.17   |   SHARE
Families
What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   06.23.17   |   SHARE
In his death came the “this is no joke” realization that — cliché as it is — life is short.

The Death Of My Father Is Helping Me Live A Better Life 

I’m not sure I would have persisted with such ambition prior to my father’s death. I’ve found that a loved one’s passing does more than nudge you Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   06.15.17   |   SHARE
Belly, meet hand. Hand, meet belly.

The Story Of Why My Belly Is On My Hand 

Towards the end of last year, I sat in a plastic surgeon’s office discussing the excess skin that falls at my lower belly. I gently tugged the slight Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   01.26.17   |   SHARE
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