Molly Schroeder initially felt her symptoms were caused by anxiety from losing her mom. (iStock) On September 14, 2012, Molly Schroeder decided to go for a run before her college soccer practice. “Fridays were normally less intense days at practice, so I wanted to get in a workout first,” Schroeder told Healthline. A passionate soccer player since she was 4 years old, being active was her norm. “Soccer was my life. I was in shape and never had any complications until after that run,” she said. BRIDE-TO-BE REPORTEDLY GIVEN 3 PERCENT CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AFTER CONTRACTING RARE INFECTION When Schroeder got back to her apartment, she suddenly started feeling ill. “I took in a big breath of air and I had an annoying pain in my chest that I could feel when I exhaled, and it worsened. I could feel the blood in my face draining, too. I thought I was having an anxiety attack,” she recalled. Just six weeks prior to that day, at 58 years old, her mom … [Read more...] about College athlete had heart attack at 21: ‘My whole life changed’
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A STAR of the hit TV show my 'My 600lb Life' who once tipped the scales at 65 stone has died aged just 29. Sean Milliken passed away at a hospital in Texas after suffering medical complications from a nasty infection. "Sunday he was having problems with his breathing, they were able to resuscitate him and a short time later his heart stopped," his devastated dad Matt wrote on Facebook. He added that his clinically obese son - who found fame on the TLC reality show - was a "good man" with a "good heart." Milliken struggled with his weight since childhood, and said things spiralled out of control when his parents divorced and he turned to food to help him through the pain. He starred on the US show in 2016 when his weight topped 65 stone and he was unable to stand for more than 30 seconds at a time. The California man told the show: "Every day I wake up I have to face the reality of what my life has become. "I am so big now; I can hardly move. All I can do on my own is skooch to the end … [Read more...] about Sean Milliken dead – ‘My 600lb Life’ star who once weighed 65 stone dies aged just 29
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/02/2019 10:57 am ET Kelly IversonGuest Writer Knowing if someone is the one is tough — so many of us mentally compile dealbreakers to narrow down the relationship and hookup hunt. Disclosing these dealbreakers is often delightfully subtle and insignificant (e.g., I snore, I don’t cook, I’m sloppy and so on). It can also end a relationship — smoking, not wanting kids, infidelity ... so, what’s my dating dealbreaker? I had a double mastectomy and don’t have real boobs. Let’s back up for just a second. I have a mutated BRCA1 gene, otherwise frightfully known as the “breast cancer gene.” As its name suggests, having the mutation made my lifetime risk of getting breast cancer skyrocket up to 87 percent. That, and my family history of breast cancer put my depressing odds into clear context, and the logical plan of action was to simply slice my breasts off. This would reduce my risk of getting breast … [Read more...] about How My Sex Life Has Changed After Having A Double Mastectomy
Christopher Curley, provided by Published 10:07 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Photo: Sal Veder, Associated Press Photo: Sal Veder, Associated Press Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 Photo: Sal Veder, Associated Press I've used Apple computers my entire life. Here's why I'm never buying one again. 1 / 29 Back to Gallery For most of my life, I've been more than just an Apple fanboy — I've been an Apple disciple. My first computer was a Macintosh 512Ke, released the year I was born (1986), and I've been using Apple computers ever since. I once got thrown out of a class in fifth grade for pitching a fit when my teacher had the gall to suggest that Steve Jobs and … [Read more...] about I’ve used Apple computers my entire life. Here’s why I’m never buying one again.
As a freelance writer, I’m on my phone a lot. I communicate with editors almost exclusively via email, accept last-minute assignments on-the-go, and chronicle my adventures on Instagram. Every morning, I wake up, roll over, and immediately scroll through my email before doing anything else. Being connected is a large part of what keeps my business afloat. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below One day, as I was grabbing a coffee across the street from my apartment, I was standing in line when I started to feel panicked. My chest was tight, I was short of breath, and I had this unmistakable feeling of terror, even though I couldn't really identify what I was scared of. I was having a panic attack. And it was in part because I didn't have my phone with me. It was a wakeup call. I knew I needed to stop letting my phone run my life. It should come as no surprise that our phones stress us out. Multiple studies have shown that excessive smartphone use can lead people to experience … [Read more...] about I Gave Up My Phone for a Few Hours a Day, and It Changed My Damn Life