29November

Top Tips for Beating the Holiday Blahs

The holiday season can have so many meanings. For some, it means parties, shopping, cooking and entertaining. To others, it can mean being away from families due to having no money to travel home or being reminded that you have no family. Some may not have the money this year to buy gifts – all of which can lead to the Holiday Blahs. Here's several tips to overcome this common phenomena.

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28November

Ask Dr. Christina: I’m Not Sure I Have Anything to Be Grateful For

Dear Dr. Christina, I am 80 years old and I no longer have any family (human, that is), but I do have 2 small pups. Doctor, the holiday season gives me such grief. I feel I have nothing to be grateful for and I don’t want to do any sort of celebration. I have outlived my usefulness in this cold world of technology and people. I am no longer able to welcome this holiday season with any joy whatsoever, and I keep wondering what I do have to be grateful for. I am writing you this letter to see if you can help me open my eyes and heart and provide me with some ideas of how I can change this year’s awful feelings about this holiday season of dread. ~ Mari

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22November

Ask Dr. Christina: WAKE-UP CALL – Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me I Had “Dense Breast” on My Mammogram Results?

Dear Dr. Christina, I am confused. I thought if you did not have a family history of breast cancer, you had less of a chance of getting breast cancer. I also thought that if I had a mammogram done according to my doctor’s recommendations, I was safe. I even got a letter from my imaging center that says my screening mammogram was okay. I am 45 years old, and I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. What did I do wrong? Why didn’t they find it on my screening mammogram? I did not even have a breast lump. My doctor told me it was because my breast tissue was dense. Why is this the first time I am hearing about having dense breasts? I would have done something different, if only I had known. ~Sly

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11November

Are You Kidding Me? Not Getting Enough Sleep Can Heighten My Risk of Getting Breast Cancer?

Who would think that it is possible to get breast cancer as a result of not getting enough sleep? After all, many of us have a sleepless night once in a while. Well, scientific research has been revealing the idea that insomnia can, in fact, increase your risk of breast cancer. I felt it was important to write about this because oftentimes doctors spend a lot of their time talking to patients about the importance of sleep as well as what they can do to sleep better and how to make their sleeping environments more inviting. They also talk about what you can do during the day to help you get a good night’s rest.

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05November

Ask Dr. Christina: Yikes! The Truth About Nipple Piercing!

Dear Dr. Christina, I am writing you this letter because recently I was thinking about getting my nipple pierced; however, my sister just had her piercing done and ended up in the hospital because her right breast got huge from a massive infection and required surgery. I have heard horror stories about these types of piercings. Can you let me know if it is safe to get piercings done? Sandi

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