Having a surgical procedure, no matter how minor, is a significant health event. While many factors are beyond a patient's control, there are steps you can take to help ensure a positive outcome. For starters, educate yourself -- after all, it's your body. Be prepared to follow your doctor's advice, before and after. Insist on (and practice) good communication with your providers. In short, make sure you know the answers to these seven essential questions. 1. What are the risks and benefits? Make sure you have a detailed understanding of what the surgery entails, what complications may occur and why it makes sense for you to have this procedure now. Ask your doctor, but do your outside research, too.2. What is my surgeon's level of experience? You have a right to know how many of these particular surgeries your doctor has performed, as well as what his/her infection rate is. It's important to know you're in experienced hands.3. Do I need to stop taking routine medications? You may … [Read more...] about Seven questions to ask before having surgery
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The sweet spot A reader and her brother are slowly paying off their student loans. Should they accept a generous offer from their father’s girlfriend? ByCheryl Strayed and Steve Almond July 24, 2018 Dear Sugars, I am a 27-year-old woman with a great job, a supportive family and wonderful friends. My life is clouded by one thing: student loan debt. I owe $100,000 for my undergraduate degree in a social services field. My monthly payment is a near impossible amount for a recent college grad. Fortunately, my mother has been helping me pay some of the balance, but her assistance isn’t permanent or guaranteed. As a result of my debt, I’ve had anxiety, self-esteem issues and panic attacks. My brother also has student loan debt. Recently, our father’s girlfriend made us a life-changing offer: … [Read more...] about I’m Drowning in $100,000 of Debt. But Someone Wants to Help.
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Published 9:35 am, Sunday, April 22, 2018 Dear Carolyn: I married late in life, at 46, and prior to my marriage I was (mostly) happy as a single person. Husband had been married before and really identifies as part of a couple. He has this thing he does that I find super annoying, and then feel guilty about being annoyed by, and I can't quite decide if it's a sweet thing I should learn to embrace or if it's subtle controlling/gaslighting behavior. I am absorbed in reading/cooking/cleaning/other, and husband intently tries to get my attention: Honey? Hey Honey? Hooooooney? And when I answer (sometimes annoyed, sometimes sweetly), he says, "I love you!" Latest videos Now Playing: Now Playing Bad Habits Doctors Want You To Break Now Daily Press Orlando Fringe 2018 - For Love, Sir: Letters of Life, Love, and Sacrifice Orlando Sentinel These 5 Breakfast Foods Will Help You Lose Weight Buzz 60 US Open Champ Sloane … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Husband interrupts her 20 times a day just to say ‘I love you’
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by: Jessica Dolores Tags: common dreams, consciousness, dream interpretation, dream myths, dreams, meaning of dreams, mental health, Mind, mind body science, nightmares, proper sleep, psychiatry, sleep, sleep habits, sleep therapy, subconscious, unconscious processes (Natural News) There’s an ancient Jewish proverb that goes, ‘An unexamined dream is like an unopened letter.’ Dreams are our subconscious’ way of reaching out to us. It tells us what are hidden fears, aspirations, and needs are. It tells us the state of our mental health in much the same way that a green traffic light tells us it’s okay to drive down the road. Dream expert Dr. Clare Johnson lists seven of the most common dreams and their meanings. Teeth falling out — This dream is usually associated with insecurity, instability, life changes, and loss. It can also mean we can no longer conceal our feelings, no matter how hard we smile or pretend that … [Read more...] about 7 of the most common dreams and what your subconscious may be trying to tell you
Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) had a red-hot season rollout at the seven-day Italian stage race Tirreno-Adriatico, where he won two stages ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). But the 29-year-old star sprinter found himself at the opposite end of the pack during his debut appearance at the notoriously long, 294-kilometer (183-mile) Milan-San Remo in March. "My oven was totally out," Kittel blogged of his late-race meltdown. But that's what the big German sprinter says he likes about the early season. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "I like to start with a couple of victories, try new things, and find my rhythm," Kittel recently told Bicycling over the phone during his lead up to Paris Roubaix. Relaxed and upbeat following a five-hour training ride outside of Girona, he answered a wide array of questions we sourced from staff and fans surrounding training, racing, bike tech, and of course, his iconic personal style. Here's what he had to say.B: You took your first stab at … [Read more...] about Marcel Kittel Answers All the Questions You’ve Been Dying to Ask