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GRAMMY award winner Olivia Newton-John talks with EmpowHER about "Grease", getting "Physical", and advocating for her health after her breast cancer diagnosis.

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Tomorrow I am finally going to the doctor to determine if I am allergic to gluten. I have been battling with stomach aches for years and have not found the answers. I will have to wait for the ...

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Have severe pain around both of my eyes. Upper eye lids are swollen, always have a headache and at times my face is painful. Hair hurts my face, my skin feels as if it has been burned. I also am ...

ToddHartley commented on kashifa360's post Suffering from PHN for 11 months, now a doc says it wasn't shingles any ideas?

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Hi, I wonder if you would give me info on what the procedure entails regarding repair of a leaky heart valve? My Mom this problem as well. Many thanks,

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I have just been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer. I was misdiagnosed 8 months ago and now the tumor has grown to 2.2 cm.

ToddHartley commented on Anonymous' post Is chemotherapy necessary in invasive ductal breast cancer where the tumor is over 2 cm?

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Dr. Marty Klein -- A member of EmpowHer's Medical Advisory Board, marriage counselor and sex expert is looking to answer your most intimate sex questions. Dr. Klein will be answering your ...

Ask EmpowHer's Relationship & Sex Expert Dr. Marty Klein Anything - Post Your Questions Now

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Dr. Marty Klein -- EmpowHer's relationship counselor is looking to answer your most intimate questions. If you have a relationship question, you can post it anonymously in the box below before ...

Ask EmpowHer's Relationship Therapist Dr. Klein Your Personal Questions

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Michelle takes you along as she prepares and undergoes her recommended colonscopy procedure. She shared this personal experience to encourage all women to have their colonoscopy exams.

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If you have a problem with dry eyes and would like to ask a question, please post your question here. Right now I'm working on scheduling an interview with one of the nation's leading dry eye ...

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If you have a problem with dry eyes and would like to ask a question, please post your question here. Right now I'm working on scheduling an interview with one of the nation's leading dry eye ...

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If you have a problem with dry eyes and would like to ask a question, please post your question here. Right now I'm working on scheduling an interview with one of the nation's leading dry eye ...

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If you have a problem with dry eyes and would like to ask a question, please post your question here. Right now I'm working on scheduling an interview with one of the nation's leading dry eye ...

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If you have a problem with dry eyes and would like to ask a question, please post your question here. Right now I'm working on scheduling an interview with one of the nation's leading dry eye ...

Got dry eyes? EmpowHer is working on an expert interview - Submit your questions now!

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What doesn't my OBGYN know anything about hormones? There seems to be very little experts out there that know anything about this. WHY? Does anyone know? -Jackie J

ToddHartley commented on Anonymous' post Hormones!!! Why are there only a few doctors that understand my hormones?

ToddHartley commented on Anonymous' post Looking for a top GYN in Scottsdale -- experience in peri-menopause

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appearance of implants and diep flap reconstruction. I feel so unsure about everything and I am so disappointed with the initial results of surgery. Scars are not symetrical, tissue islands are ...

ToddHartley commented on Anonymous' post I am 37 and underwent a bilateral mastectomy with a diep flap immediate reconstruction. The reconstruction is not complete, and I'm thinking of adding implants because I am very disappointed with the appearance. I am extremely depressed. advice?

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I get depressed......I have been through therapy but even my therapist had to finally agree that an intelligent person is bound to become depressed occasionally at the thoughts of death, age and ...

ToddHartley commented on rlyons' post How can I relieve depression from existential thoughts?

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Mellanie, I wanted to share how grateful I am for your guidance. It was virtually 9 months ago when I sat down to interview you about your AFIB experiences for EmpowHer.com. In the middle ...

Heart Arrhythmia Thank You Message To EmpowHer Expert Mellanie True Hills

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Hey all you empowHer fans and visitors: just wanted to pass along my experience and impressions from visiting the empowHer brain trust, mothership, headquarters today. The two biggest ...

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This is embarassing for me but I can not have an orgasm without a toy or my own hand I am 29yrs old w/ 3kids and a husband and have always had this problem even w/ diffrent partners this is very ...

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A part of me feels like I must be crazy but here it is - I plan to give my child a cell phone when he starts kindergarten next year. Most people think I'm a little loopy but it's for his ...

ToddHartley commented on Annefleur's post Am I mad? Giving my Kindergartner a cell phone?

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HI, I really need help!. I need fertility treatment but I don't have insurance. Is there any hospital in MI or Detroit that can allow me to pay monthly. I am fed up and I don't know what to do. I ...

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HI, I really need help!. I need fertility treatment but I don't have insurance. Is there any hospital in MI or Detroit that can allow me to pay monthly. I am fed up and I don't know what to do. I ...

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Tomorrow I'm going to meet a new doctor to look at my heart. I've got an arrhythmia problem, it feels like it's getting worst, I've got a procedure coming and I scheduled an appointment with a ...

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I started experiencing hot flashes about 5 years ago. Since then, I was always in search of a nice hand fan to use when I was out in public. Not the electric type. They’re a little weird to pull ...

ToddHartley commented on Cathy Flynn's post The Unflappable Fan Co.

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Tomorrow I'm going to meet a new doctor to look at my heart. I've got an arrhythmia problem, it feels like it's getting worst, I've got a procedure coming and I scheduled an appointment with a ...

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Tomorrow I'm going to meet a new doctor to look at my heart. I've got an arrhythmia problem, it feels like it's getting worst, I've got a procedure coming and I scheduled an appointment with a ...

Ethical Problem With My Heart Doctor - Please Reply

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My friend just gave birth to her first baby, and she was told by her doctor that she has hemorrhoids from her vaginal delivery. She was too embarrassed to ask her doctor about them (plus, she ...

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I am a diabetic lady, just 70 years young! Very fit, but have now learned that I have (mild) kidney disease which manifests itself in too high a potassium content, which I must lower through ...

ToddHartley commented on Downshire's post Does anyone have a list of LOW POTASSIUM FOODS ? I have to lower my potassium, due to kidney disease.

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Can anyone tell me the best method for testing hormone deficiency? I've heard cheek swab, blood draw..but which is best?

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Okay, all I can figure out is that talk radio host Michael Savage is either the most ignorant person on the planet or he has just done a really, really stupid publicity stunt. Who in their ...

ToddHartley commented on Kristin Davis' post I can't believe this -- radio host Michael Savage calls kids with Autism "brats"

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Okay, all I can figure out is that talk radio host Michael Savage is either the most ignorant person on the planet or he has just done a really, really stupid publicity stunt. Who in their ...

ToddHartley commented on Kristin Davis' post I can't believe this -- radio host Michael Savage calls kids with Autism "brats"

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Removing the ovaries with a hysterectomy is common. In fact, of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed every year, half of them include the removal of the ovaries - the reason behind it being cited ...

ToddHartley commented on Susan Cody's post Medically Necessary? Removing the Ovaries with a Hysterectomy

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What are some helpful ways of coping with the death of a spouse? I've heard about cultures who actually celebrate death, and would love to hear more about that---does anyone practice any of ...

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I am seeing and hearing a lot about ear candling, and have seen this service advertised in beauty salons! Som people love it and claim to feel better after having it done. Ear candling is ...

ToddHartley commented on Annefleur's post Have you heard of Ear Candling? Is it safe?

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For the past couple of months I have had daily dizziness, especially when I get up and move around. So I went to the doctor and had my thyroid and iron levels checked and they are fine. So now ...

ToddHartley commented on Marie-Claire's post Unexplained dizziness - why?

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Hello. I am a happily married 31-year old women living in Phoenix, Arizona raising three amazing daughters (7, 5, 1) with the help of my wonderful husband of three years.

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USA Today article said that people who are on diets and write down everything they eat lose TWICE as much weight than those who don't keep a "food diary". This is according to a new research ...

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I just heard on NPR that yoga is trying to make its way into the 2020 Olympics! Some practitioners of Bikram yoga (the fast-paced yoga, where you sweat it out in a heated room) are creating a ...

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I have so much trouble sleeping. Help!

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I have a 6 year old nephew that is INCREDIBLY hyperactive, to the point where he can not pay attention, or listen to instructions given by his parents or other family members. How do you know ...

ToddHartley commented on Veronica's post Are ADD and ADHD drugs OK for a hyperactive nephew?

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I know Empowher is all about health and wellness, both inside and out. And rightly so! But what happens when it's terminal? Unfortunately, not everyone or everything can be made better. ...

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Today's top story about a group of teens who allegedly made a pact to get pregnant reminds me of a few headlines I've seen recently. They read "10 is the new 15" and such. Do you think children ...

ToddHartley commented on magicpanic's post Are Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

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Apparently it can. Pollution, smoking, poverty and pollen counts all matter when it comes to asthma. This is why, no matter how we feel about global warming, a healthy planet earth is vital ...

ToddHartley commented on Annefleur's post Can where you live give or exacerbate asthma?

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According to Robert Shmerling, M.D., Harvard Health Publications, there is a fine line between what can be a cancerous cell and a benign cell. In his article, Cancer's Fine Line, Dr. Shmerling ...

ToddHartley commented on alysiak's post Sometimes, It's Not Cancer: A Biopsy Not As Perfect A Diagnosis As You Might Think, Says Harvard's Dr. Shmerling

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Did you see this story? Shower Curtains May Affect Health: Study June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) shower curtains and liners release into the air 108 toxic chemicals ...

ToddHartley commented on penny's post Did You Know Shower Curtains May be Unhealthy?

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I'm 45 yr old female, 160 lbs, 5'1. Trying to loose weight and have chronic fatigue. I started walking and I notice 20 mins in to my walk, I get chest pain on the upper right side of my ...

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Hi! I"M 64 years old and have suffered with IBS al;so went threw all kinds of tests and doctors trying to find something to help. I went to a health food store and tried Probiotics called ...

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