Some Clarification For Angelina Jolie Pitt's Followers

Angelina Jolie Pitt should be applauded for talking about her very difficult decision; however, did she miss a valuable opportunity to clarify some issues and talk more about proactive prevention that does not include surgeries?

Cultivating Resilience During Stressful Times

Natural disasters like the recent flooding in Colorado can bring out the best in people. But in general, are we altruistic by nature? And what's the connection between our social networks and our ability to be more resilient during stressful times?

The Importance of Decreasing Negative Influencers

Negative events and people have far more power over us than positive. That's the bad news. But the good news is that we have the power to transform our thinking style and in the process positively influence our health.

Angelina Jolie Missed an Important Opportunity

While Angelina Jolie's intentions were honorable, has she given millions of women the wrong impression about prophylactic mastectomy?

The Ultimate Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine

Studies indicate that volunteering has many significant health benefits for the volunteer. Can we tap into those same benefits by having a service mentality as well?

The Healing Significance of Sleep

Millions of Americans are sleep deprived putting themselves at increased risk of many serious illnesses including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And recent research shows that prescription sleeping pills can do more harm than good.

Fighting the Cancer Fear Factor

While making fear your friend may be an admirable aspiration, it's not always possible, especially for a cancer survivor. Here's an interesting perspective on facing one's fear.

Follow First Lady Michelle Obama's Lead

Pink slime, Frankenfish, meat glue and more. This call to action regarding our food supply also features an open letter to First Lady Michelle Obama.

A New Kind of Cleanse

This year, how about shifting the focus from a physical cleanse to a psychological detox?

Write a Letter This Holiday Season

What is the impact of a hand written gratitude letter? Karolyn describes her own personal experience and shares excerpts from a letter her mom wrote to her early in her career.

The Healing Power of Hope

Feeling hopeful may be an intangible healing factor, but that does not make it less valuable.

The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health

Do we consider socioeconomic factors such as income, education and ethnicity enough in research and disease prevention?

Moving Epigenetics from the Lab to the Living Room

Fascinating new information about genetic expression is changing the way we look at disease prevention and wellness. Your DNA is not your destiny!

Rewire Your Happiness Circuitry: How Joy and Laughter Can Help You Prevent Cancer

Can you train your brain to be happier, and in the process reduce your risk of developing cancer? The answer is yes, it is possible.