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Are you tossing and turning at night? Pinpointing the reason is better than reaching for sleep medications.
Oct 20, 2017

Staring at glow-in-the-dark numbers on bedroom clock is a nightly ritual for many of us—especially as we grow older. Not only is it harder to fall asleep as we age, the body’s natural sleep cycles change over time. Older people spend more time in the lighter stages of sleep, rather than the deeper, more restful […]

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Dr. Angitapalli Helps Women Cope with the Physical, Emotional and Financial Toll of Breast Cancer Treatment
Oct 16, 2017

As a girl in India, Revathi Angitapali, M.D., was always enthralled by her cousin’s stories about being a physician. “My cousin and her husband were both doctors and would tell me all these interesting stories about how they diagnosed patients, how they treated them after the diagnosis, and how the treatment really helped them,” she […]

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Coping with Stress during Breast Cancer Diagnoses and Treatment
Oct 13, 2017

Coping with breast cancer will probably be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do. Unfortunately, stress can do a fair amount of damage to your body on its own. Combined with cancer, stress can be especially debilitating. Your body, mind and spirit have enough to deal with battling cancer. Stress only makes it […]

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Love and Survival in the Face of Breast Cancer
Oct 9, 2017

Carla Jacks was brushing her teeth one morning when she noticed a shadow on her left breast. “Then I realized that’s not a shadow, it’s an indention, and that’s not good,” she says. “I set up a mammogram appointment for the next day. I knew it was cancer the moment I saw the indention.” It […]

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Her Mother’s Death Sparked a Passionate Mission in Dr. Kory Jones
Oct 6, 2017

Growing up in El Paso, Texas, Kory Jones, M.D., had medicine on her mind long before she became a breast cancer surgeon. “I knew pretty early on—when I was 11 or 12—that I wanted to be a doctor,” she says. “I don’t know what it was. There aren’t any doctors in my family. I just […]

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Breast Cancer Helped Regina Clarke Become the Person She Wanted to Be
Oct 5, 2017

From a very young age, Regina Clark thought breast cancer might be in her future. “When I was 10 or 12, right about the time I was starting to have my period, I had a problem with the nipple on my right breast,” she says. “My mother took me to the doctor and they looked […]

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A Second Opinion Turned Things Around for Joe Horner
Sep 29, 2017

Joe Hornor is approaching a big milestone—nearly two years cancer-free. He admits that he hasn’t shared details about his cancer diagnosis and treatment with many people. “It’s just not part of my nature to talk a lot about my personal issues or struggles,” he admits. “However, the care I received from Dr. Lee and everyone […]

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Aging Well Isn’t a Matter of Luck or Good Genes: Dr. Hedieh Davanloo Explains Why
Sep 22, 2017

“Time waits for no one.” It’s a refrain everyone from poet Geoffrey Chaucer to rocker Mick Jagger has lamented at one time another. It’s true, growing older is inevitable—it’s a natural part of life, although, there is no question we are aging differently now than we did generations ago. Back in 1850, the average American […]

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Is Ragweed Making You Miserable? Dr. Mireku Offers These Tips.
Sep 18, 2017

If you’ve been sniffling and sneezing a lot lately, you’re not alone. Ragweed season is in full bloom, and millions of Texans are allergic to the pollen released by the flowering plant. “Ragweed is the number one cause of fall allergies,” says Nana Mireku, MD, with USMD Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Las Colinas. “The […]

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Bob Archenhold Has Another Name for Prostate Cancer—“Tsuris”
Sep 8, 2017

Bob Archenhold is quick to tell you that funnymen Mel Brooks and Jerry Lewis are two of his heroes. So, it’s no surprise that this wise-cracking 70-year-old uses humor to cope with stressful situations—including a prostate cancer diagnosis. For decades, Bob would share jokes with his long-time urologist Dr. Ira Hollander before getting the results […]

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