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How to Tell Friends and Family About a Serious Diagnosis

How to Tell Friends and Family About a Serious Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   You're a great communicator. It is your job to communicate as a hospice nurse, as a palliative care nurse. What about all those people out...

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Advice for Telling Your Spouse About a Serious Diagnosis

Advice for Telling Your Spouse About a Serious Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   Now, you've gotten diagnosed, and that's emotionally devastating, frightening, overwhelming. I can't even imagine all that you were going ...

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How to Manage “Chemo-Brain”

How to Manage “Chemo-Brain”

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   How did you handle chemo-brain? Hollye Jacobs, R.N.:   Chemo-brain is so frustrating—everybody I talk to is disillusion...

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Would You Try Medical Marijuana for What Ails You?

Would You Try Medical Marijuana for What Ails You?

It's now prescribed for nerve pain, nausea, certain types of cancer and more. Would you use cannabis (marijuana) if your doctor recommended it for, say, nerve pain or to help control muscle spasms? T...

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How to Manage the Nausea of Chemotherapy

How to Manage the Nausea of Chemotherapy

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   What was your secret—so you said you got a lot of nausea—what was your secret to managing nausea from chemotherapy? Hollye...

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The Eat-What-You-Want Diet

The Eat-What-You-Want Diet

Alternating fasting with feasting really takes off the pounds… Some people fast to "rest" the digestive tract, while others do so as part of a religious tradition. The last time you fasted may have...

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Should You Say Good-Bye to Pelvic Exams?

Should You Say Good-Bye to Pelvic Exams?

Ladies, in case you haven’t heard, you don’t have to endure annual pelvic exams anymore. No more poking and prodding with your feet up in stirrups every year. You heard me right! If you’re healt...

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Singing Gives Speech Back to Mute Stroke Patients

Singing Gives Speech Back to Mute Stroke Patients

For hundreds of years, scientists, physicians and others have observed that many people who cannot speak well or even speak at all—folks who have had a stroke, for instance—can still sing perfectl...

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Bottom Line Guide to Marijuana—Its Health Benefits and Dangers

Bottom Line Guide to Marijuana—Its Health Benefits and Dangers

Is marijuana a healing herb…or is it just dangerous? People in both camps feel strongly about their positions. But if you want to have an informed opinion on whether marijuana should or shouldn't be...

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Getting Enough Vitamin D Can Save Your Life

Getting Enough Vitamin D Can Save Your Life

How much sunshine do you get on any given day? I ask because the amount of vitamin D that you get might determine whether you survive colorectal cancer. A Scottish study recently showed how crucial ha...

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