I’ve had 3 colonoscopies. The insurance company was more painful.

Tweet I have now had two experiences with colonoscopies….I am only almost 32 but I have a very extensive family history of colon cancer and would like to stay healthy. My father died when he was 50, and he had a brother that died at 40 of colon cancer. His other brothers also had cancer […]

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Thankful for modern medicine

Tweet Before diving into yet another dry, overcooked holiday fowl this week, I am going to give thanks for getting to attend an old fashioned, rockstar-worthy, hotel-room-destroying party last Sunday night. We arrived kind of late and the two other party goers with me kept staring out the car window pouting because they thought we’d […]

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Lucky Charms/Honey Nut Cheerios

Tweet Lucky Charms/Honey Nut Cheerios Ok, even I was a bit shocked by this….but these two cereals are practically identical if you look at the nutritional information….seriously look for yourself! Lucky Charms Honey Nut Cheerios Calories 110 110 Calories from fat 10 15 Total Fat 1g 1.5g Saturated fat 0 0 Cholesterol 0 0 Sodium […]

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Mammogram controversy

Tweet As a nurse who has worked in the surgical field for 11 years I am baffled by the new recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. One of the new guidelines is women should not be taught to do self breast exams. Another is that mammograms are not recommended until age 50, instead […]

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Early signs of pregnancy

Tweet If you are wondering about this you are probably already anxious, nervous, and confused about what may or may not be happening to your body. I wanted to give a few clues to you that something more really might be going on.  As a registered nurse completing my Nurse Practitioner degree in Women’s Health […]

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