02April

For The Love of My Babies

For the love of my babies…… I will never forget a 35-year old woman who came to my office with right-sided breast cancer. In a relatively short period of time, less than six months, it had spread to her left breast. She would always bring her two small children to my clinic for her annual

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15March

Ask Dr. Christina: My Integrity and Self-Worth Are Being Compromised by My Health Problems

QUESTION: I'm a 92-year old male who used to be worth something. I don’t feel like I have any more purpose in life. I no longer feel like a man. I know there is no answer; just the frustration of getting old, and death does not seem to be near. I was using my computer and I found your site. I decided to say to you that I am lost as to why I'm even here now in the hopes you could help me understand all of this.

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01March

Mixed Messages

Life itself is a struggle with everyday living—so is learning how to live. We are born. Then immediately we are encouraged to grow through the nourishment of food but also through the life experiences we have and the knowledge that we receive in each moment of our lives. We are constantly being cheered on by everyone around us to exceed their expectations. We are praised when we finally accomplish each goal, no matter how small or large.

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28February

Ask Dr. Christina: I Cut Myself Because My Mom Died (Teen)

QUESTION: I am 17 years old and I don't know how to say this. No one listens to me. I find it hard to express myself so I cut myself in areas that no one sees. I have been doing this more recently because my mom died and my dad travels a lot. I know you are going to tell me I’m crazy but I am afraid. Can you help me?

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26February

Baby Steps For Becoming Fearless

Fear can sometimes paralyze you and your world. I know what that feels like. Believe me! Even though professionally I am a doctor, personally I am just as human as you are. Fear sometimes does not allow you to come out of your comfort zone, and it often does not allow you to experience new places or people.

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14February

Ask Dr. Christina: I’m Old & Lonely and I Feel Worthless

QUESTION: I am 88 years old and I feel there is no longer a reason for me to be here on this earth. My husband died this past year and I have no family. I ask God daily to please take me. I am so lonely and I feel so worthless. Can you give me one reason why I'm here?

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31January

Trials and Tribulations of Having a Doctor’s Appointment

Going to a doctor today can be like going to a foreign country, where you feel like you need a translator to determine exactly what the doctor is talking about! I know, because some of the stories I've heard from my patients really concern me. I get so frustrated when I hear about or witness the lack of communication between my colleagues and their patients. Often, the patient’s need to understand what is being said and explained gets overlooked or lost.

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17January

Ask Dr. Christina: My Dog Died & I Feel Bad

QUESTION: I lost my puppy. Really, it was my dog of 18 years and I'm feeling really lost. She was my connection to feelings of love. Am I crazy for feeling so bad about her loss? I lost her a few months ago. How do you suggest I find the strength to go on without her?

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15January

Ask Dr. Christina: My Loved One Is Dying of Cancer

QUESTION: I have a parent that is dying of cancer and I am her only caregiver. I am worried that I'm going to make myself sick, for I know there is nothing I can do to make my mom get well. How can I help her and take care of myself at the same time?

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01January

Positive Twist For Your New Year’s Resolutions

This year, instead of making goals about what you want to accomplish and then later in the year feeling bad if you do not reach these goals, how about recognizing what you have accomplished during the past year and seeing if you can surpass these grateful moments next year?

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