Ovarian cancer: The silent killer and what every woman needs to know

OVARIAN CANCER: THE SILENT KILLER AND WHAT EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW

Emma E. Sánchez

ALL women are at risk. Spread the awareness and catch it before it is too late.

The problems started when I was only in my teens. I began having excessively painful and abnormally long menstrual cycles. My mother soon took me to be examined by a gynecologist, where we found out that my uterus and ovaries were filled with cysts. Years of treatment, biopsies and minor surgery resulted in terrible news: My organs were so overrun that I would most likely never be able to have children.

Time passed. I continued taking the recommended drugs. I got married and, against all odds, became the mother of three daughters. I experienced no complications during the pregnancies, and for several years the cysts seemed to be shrinking. Then I hit my 40s. The cysts grew bigger and got stronger, provoking serious bleeding. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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Easily Indicate You Want Sex Using the Arousal Scale for Couples

EASILY INDICATE YOU WANT SEX USING THE AROUSAL SCALE FOR COUPLES

Kyle Benson

Being sexually rejected by your partner is harsh. For some of us, it can lead to a tornado of questions: Do they desire me? Have I gotten too old and fat? Are they cheating on me?

Partners fall into a tailspin when requests for sex are regularly rejected. This can cause a lot of anxiety and fear. The problem with relationships is that we never know what our partners are thinking.

Perhaps the more we get rejected, the more guarded we become. Or perhaps our past relationships have spread the virus of shame: asking our lover for sexy-time.

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Taking Your Spouse’s Emotional Temperature

TAKING YOUR SPOUSE’S EMOTIONAL TEMPERATURE

Nurturing Marriage

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Call it sensitivity, call it being “in touch,” call it whatever you want – this small action will make a massive difference in the quality of your marriage.  It’s pretty self-explanatory. If you want to be close to your spouse, you should take your their emotional temperature, daily.

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Play (Emotional) Doctor 

Doctors greet patients (for well or sick visits) by asking questions, taking vital signs, (including a temperature), and making sure that their patients are okay.  As husband and wife, it would be wise to play the role of emotional doctor for your spouse from time to time.

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Smart sleeping: 10 things to know

SMART SLEEPING: 10 THINGS TO KNOW

Jenna Kimble

It’s 2:13 a.m., and you are wide awake. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. It’s uncomfortable. You’ve already gotten up twice, and you don’t need to go to the bathroom. Why won’t your mind shut off? Why does this always happen?

It’s 2:13 a.m., and you are wide awake. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. It’s uncomfortable. You’ve already gotten up twice, and you don’t need to go to the bathroom. Why won’t your mind shut off? Why does this always happen? If any of the previous statements apply to you, keep reading. If you have been missing that good night’s sleep, here are ten things you should be doing differently. Don’t fall asleep when you read these.

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You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs

YOU MIGHT HAVE HIV WITHOUT KNOWING IT; HERE ARE THE 3 SIGNS

Kelsey Robertson

The pandemic is still alive.

About 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV, and 1.8 million of those infected are children who contracted the disease from their mothers according to AIDS.gov. A shocking one in eight people who have AIDS do not even know they have it yet – are you one of them?

While there is no cure for HIV AIDS, if detected early on, antiretroviral treatments, or ART, can keep the disease at bay and allow carriers to lead a fairly normal life. The only way to know for sure whether you have contracted HIV is to be tested for it.

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This nighttime habit may increase your risk of breast cancer

THIS NIGHTTIME HABIT MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER, ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY

Rachel De Castro

Women, men and even children are at risk.

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, reports the American Cancer Society. Research suggests that over 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year.

It could happen to anyone at any time, but there are certain things that put you at higher risk of getting cancer. And, according to a recent study at Harvard University, there could be another surprising culprit related to breast cancer.

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8 Warning Signs Someone You Love is a Highly Functioning Alcoholic

8 WARNING SIGNS SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS A HIGHLY FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC

Picture an alcoholic. What comes to mind? Someone who can’t hold on to a job, someone who alienates everyone in their life, or maybe someone who’s lost it all, sitting somewhere on a curb drinking out of a brown paper bag?

Forget what you think you know about alcoholism. It’s a complex disease that affects everyone a little bit differently. You can have a great job and still be an alcoholic. You can hold your life together and still be an alcoholic. Here’s what to watch out for:

1. They don’t think they have a problem.

Often times, because there are such seriously negative stereotypes surrounding people who are alcoholics, functional alcoholics don’t believe they have a problem. They hold their lives together and do great at work. “So what if I have a few beers after work?” The truth is, functional alcoholism is still alcoholism.

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6 symptoms that occur during your most fertile period

6 SYMPTOMS THAT OCCUR DURING YOUR MOST FERTILE PERIOD

Stael Ferreira Pedrosa
Do you dream of having a child? Or are you avoiding pregnancy, but not using birth control? Here’s the knowledge you need.
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, knowing when you’re most fertile is vital information.
Here are six signs that you’re in your most fertile period of the month:
1. Increased libido
During this time, your progesterone (a hormone) levels increase. This causes your libido to spike more than normal. It’s also common to feel more hungry because of the hormone.

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10 cancer symptoms that most people ignore

10 CANCER SYMPTOMS THAT MOST PEOPLE IGNORE

Renata Finholdt

Are you ignoring these warnings your body is giving you?

Medicine has developed fantastically in recent years, finding new drugs that help with the control of various diseases that once haunted, and even killed.

But despite medical advancement, prevention is key to maintaining our health and fighting diseases early.

Good use of medicine is another important factor. Misuse of it can also cause harmful symptoms.

Cancer, a disease that scares many people, has a greater chance of cure when treated early. It stops being so scary when we periodically take preventive tests.

We must carefully watch every day, as different symptoms may indicate that something is not quite right, and there is need for medical help.

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7 Healthy Habits of Happiness

7 HEALTHY HABITS OF HAPPINESS

Angel Chernoff

How do we heighten our happiness? There are many ways and one size does not fit all. Below I discuss a few key things that has worked for me and those closest to me – how a small group of us went from downbeat and drained to a happy and hopeful in a few short years…

1. Savor the joy of simple pleasures. – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best things in life are free. They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of you at various locations and arbitrary times. They are governed by Mother Nature and situational circumstance and captured by mindful awareness. It’s all about taking a moment to notice the orange and pink sunset reflecting off the pond water as you hold hands with someone you love. Noticing these moments and taking part in them regularly will bring unpredictable bursts of happiness into your life.

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