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Secrets of Staying Healthy in Your 50s and Beyond

The older you are the higher the probability that you will suffer a health crisis. I know, I’m a doctor, I’m 56, and I just suffered a doozie of a health crisis. My advice for those of us who are over 50: create a foundation of good health and vitality to weather a health calamity when it […]

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Thriving Through the Holidays Despite Cancer

Holidays bring up emotions, both happy and sad ones. Holiday emotions are extra close to the surface when you have a life-threatening illness, like cancer. This is my first holiday season as a cancer survivor with last year being my first as a cancer patient. I’m now in that critical “watch and wait” three-year phase, […]

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Tips for Healthy Eating: How Healthy Eating Impacts Our Life

Holiday goodies are everywhere about now. Should I or shouldn’t I is always the question we have to grapple with when we face another tantalizing “dietary indiscretion.”   To help fortify our healthy eating resolve, here are three really motivating blog posts that I want to bring to your attention. They are also good reminders for us as we […]

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I’m Thankful I Went from a Cancer Survivor to a Cancer Thrivor

Have you or someone you love been hit with the diagnosis of breast cancer? Odds are that you have. This year,  1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. This means that you will know – or be – a woman with breast cancer… like me. When breast cancer strikes, is it possible to actually […]

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Dermatologist’s Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit

I’m very pleased to announce the release my Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit! My Chemo Skin Care Kit is near and dear to me. I’m a dermatologist who just spent the last year being treated for the most aggressive form of breast cancer – the dreaded high grade triple negative type.  My oncology team gave me […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Tame Chemo Curls and Improve Scars

  These great questions came in from reader Isabelle as a comment on my post celebrating my first day back at work after “The Breast Cancer Year.” Thank you Isabelle, this is a great pair of questions. Frankly, from what I can tell, all of us chemo and mastectomy gals have these questions – I did too. […]

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