Blume shared her story in a post titled "!@#$% Happens" on Wednesday, one month after she underwent surgery for the disease.
The author explained that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer on June 12 after a routine ultrasound of her dense breast tissue suggested the need for a core biopsy. She admitted initially that she was planning on putting off the biopsy because she was supposed to go on a 5-week vacation in Italy, but the doctor convinced her that she should have the procedure done. A few days later, the biopsy report came back.
"It was good that I wasn't alone and that she, who has been my doctor for seventeen years, could explain it to me," Blume wrote. "Very early. Very small. Well differentiated. All good news. But it was invasive ductal carcinoma."Continue »
"Maybe this is a heart attack," she wrote of her thoughts on her website. "I googled womens (sic) heart attack symptoms i had many of them but really? - i thought - naaaa."
O'Donnell decided not to call 911 but opted to take some aspirin. It wasn't until the next day when she went to a cardiologist that the doctor discovered she had a heart attack. An EKG revealed that her left anterior descending artery (LAD) was 99 percent blocked.
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans, and one in four women will die from it. About two-thirds of women who die from heart disease did not report previous symptoms. Even though doctors have done a lot of work to help improve heart health, it's still a big problem, Dr. Jeffrey H. Johnson, clinical cardiologist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn., told HealthPop.Continue »
The Boston Globe reports that Menino, 69, underwent the hour-long outpatient procedure on Wednesday at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). It was performed by Dr. Mami A. Iwamoto, a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive eye plastic surgery at the hospital.
Michael told LBC radio station in London on Tuesday that following his life-threatening bout of pneumonia that left the 48-year-old former Wham! frontman in a coma, he awoke with a new accent.
"I swear this is true," the 49-year-old told London's LBC radio station on Tuesday, reports AFP. "I came out of my coma talking in this West Country accent."
"The doctors were worried that I had this condition where some people wake up speaking French or some language they learned at school," Michael said. "There's nothing wrong with a West Country accent but it's a bit weird when you're from north London."Continue »
"In the late 90s I was hired to participate in a 2-year initiative discussing intimacy and depression which was funded by an educational grant by Glaxo Wellcome," Pinsky told HealthPop in a statement. "Services for the non-branded campaign included town hall meetings, writings and multimedia activities in conjunction with the patient advocacy group the National Depresive and Manic Depressive Association (NDMDA). My comments were consistent with my clinical experience."Continue »
"Some people, you know, drink too much. Some people take drugs, some people eat too much," Christie told ABC News' "Nightline" on Tuesday. "You can live everyday without drinking, you can live everyday without taking drugs - you can't live everyday without eating, and I've struggled with it for the last 30 years on and off. And I'm trying, it may not look like I'm trying sometimes, but I am."
When asked if he'd consider gastric bypass surgery, he said it's never crossed his mind, adding it was "too risky."Continue »
(CBS News) Jack Osbourne, the 26-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The former star of MTV's reality show, "The Osbournes," told People magazine in an interview that he was diagnosed with the disease just two weeks after he welcomed the birth of his first child with fiancee Lisa Stelly, CBS News reported.
"I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now?'" Osbourne, said.
Dr. Karen Blitz-Shabbir, director of the North Shore-LIJ MS Care Center at Glen Cove Hospital in Glen Cove, N.Y., told HealthPop that the peak time a person is diagnosed with MS is in fact between the ages of 20 and 30.
"It is the most common, chronic, neurodegenerative condition affecting young people," she explained.Continue »
O'Neal's announcement was followed on Monday by famed investor and business magnate Warren Buffet's disclosure that he was suffering from stage 1 prostate cancer, CBS News Moneywatch reported. In a letter to investors, Buffett said he received his diagnosis last Wednesday after undergoing a PSA test and biopsy, and will undergo a two-month treatment of daily radiation starting mid-July. "I will let shareholders know immediately should my health situation change. Eventually, of course, it will; but I believe that day is a long way off," he wrote.
The announcements by these two men put the spotlight on a cancer that strikes nearly 242,000 men each year. But, what is the difference between stages 1 and 2?Continue »
Judd fired back at the media and public critics in a column on the Daily Beast that blatantly called out people for following society's views on beauty. The actress wrote that media outlets did not give her a chance to explain her face -- the result of being on steroids after battling a sinus infection -- and even worse, they ridiculed her apparent change in looks as a botched plastic surgery attempt. She was accused of having wrinkles removed and even was told she was facing the possibility of losing her husband because her weight gain was making him "(look) for his second wife."Continue »
(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced Tuesday that he would suspend his campaign for the presidency. The announcement comes after Santorum took time off from his campaign over Easter weekend to spend time with his 3-year-old daughter Bella, who had been hospitalized in Virginia. Bella was born with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18.
Santorum said Tuesday afternoon that Bella had recovered after a "difficult weekend," but that the situation "did cause us to think in the role that we have as parents in her life," Political Hotsheet reported. He said that "this was a time for prayer and thought over this past weekend," and that the decision to suspend the campaign had been made during that period.
How's Bella now?
"She's a fighter," Santorum said at his Tuesday press conference. "She's doing exceptionally well."Continue »
"You can't leapfrog the system," said Dr. Allen Taylor, cardiology chief at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. "It's a very regimented and fair process and heavily policed."Continue »
Houston's toxicology report found "cocaine and metabolites" were contributory to Houston's death, but it also found other substances in her body including marijuana, Xanax, Flexiril, and Benadryl. The other substances did not contribute to her death, the coroner said.Continue »
(CBS/AP) When Paula Deen announced last month that she had type 2 diabetes, she was slammed by chefs, doctors, and fans for keeping her diagnosis a secret for three years while she still promoted unhealthy eating on television.
One month later, what does the 65-year-old Queen of Southern Cuisine have to say?Continue »
That announcement echoes the cases of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse: their toxicology screens took up to two months while speculation grew. These high-profile cases have raised the question, why does it take so long to determine cause of death?Continue »
But that voice was in trouble last November, when the 23-year-old underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp, a problem that had caused her to cancel tour dates, Celebrity Circuit reported.
The surgery took place at Massachusetts General Hospital, performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery at the hospital.Continue »
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