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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

I’m a Breast Cancer and MS Survivor. Why Do I Feel Guilty?

You've probably heard about cancer patients who experience survivor's guilt. It's a powerful wave of guilt that can hit when you least expect it. I've felt it several times since finishing up my cance…

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3 Ways to Be an Empowered Patient

No, Angelina Jolie isn't telling you to have preventive surgery. Her message is far more important than that. When Ms. Jolie used a New York Times op-ed to announce her double mastectomy in 2013, s…

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5 Questions About Drunkorexia: If You Have It, #5 Says It All

There's a good chance you've never heard of drunkorexia, but you might know someone who has it. It's easy to miss, especially among young people and on college campuses. But it's very real, insidious,…

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Spider Web Vision: Should You Be Worried?

Ever wake up and feel as though you're viewing the world through a spider web? Your eye seems to be filled with dark, squiggly lines and spots that move when you try to look at them. They can be t…

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The Real Reason Your Kids are Cranky (And What to Do About It)

Cranky kids are a handful. They stress out the whole family, not to mention their playmates and teachers. And they're probably not as healthy as they should be, either. But their cranky antics may not…

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Make My Day: Call Me ‘Ma’am’

Call me "ma'am." Go ahead. Make my day. As a young girl, when I was told "you run like a girl," the meaning was clear: you are inadequate and always will be. Back then, we didn't question it much. …

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Want Healthier Skin by Spring? Do This Now

Is your skin so cracked and dry you imagine crawling right out of it like a snake shedding its skin? The dead of winter is prime time for dry, itchy skin, but scratching can make it worse and even lea…

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7 Ways to Be Annoying at the Gym

There's nothing quite like an hour at the gym to get your blood pumping…or boiling. Exercise is good for body and spirit, but sometimes a trip to the gym turns out to be more stressful than it should.…

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Why You Should Never Underestimate the Value of a Hug

You never know what you'll overhear in the gym locker room, but I'll never forget this recent conversation. The two women stood on the opposite side of the lockers, beyond my field of vision, but the …

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Dear Friends: We Need To Talk

We need to have a talk. Seriously. And by talk I mean have an actual conversation. You say something while I listen. Then I'll say something while you listen. Oh, and let's actually look at each other…

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