All the breast cancer reporting we're doing this month got us thinking about how big-picture statistics translate to our hometowns. We took a deep dive into the data to find out which U.S. states have the highest rates of breast cancer, along with a look at the factors that shape the findings.
Big decisions: The fall of Roe v. Wade was a startling reminder of how the Supreme Court can change our lives in an instant — and there could be more where that came from. The justices started a new session this week, and we'll tell you about 8 cases that could have major implications on American life.
Up close and personal: Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to cancer, so I'm sharing as much as I can about what's happened since my own diagnosis, including the raw recordings I captured during treatment.
Best of the best: We've been doing some serious Amazon research in advance of the Prime Early Access Sale (which begins Oct. 11!), and in the process we've made a few fantastic discoveries that are worth buying even without a discount. Our list of 30 great gifts for anyone is guaranteed to delight your loved ones — and we also found 25 treats for yourself.
Dressed to kill: In search of a costume that doesn't require a ton of planning? Our guide to 5 simple Halloween makeup looks will show you how to spookify yourself without breaking a sweat (or the bank).
Cook like an honorary Couric with the 12 kitchen tools I can't live without — plus a few tips about how to make your dishes really sing.
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Wondering what lies ahead in life? We surveyed the latest science to debunk 5 "facts" about getting older that are actually total malarkey.
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Based on all the messages we've gotten about your breast cancer stories, it's clear that so many of us are craving concrete, easy-to-digest information about the fight we're in. That's why I'm inviting you to a totally free virtual event on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Joining me are two experts you can trust: Dr. Susan Harvey, Hologic's VP of Worldwide Medical Affairs, and Dr. Lisa Newman, my surgical oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Sign up right here to get expert insight into all things breast cancer, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
Do you feel like your doctors are really listening to you? The facetime we get with our caregivers is crucial, which is why it’s so important that the team at Humana is pioneering a “whole person” approach to health care at senior-focused clinics that ensure every patient gets the comprehensive attention they need.
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Looking good is part of how they make a living, so you can bet these A-listers have made it their business to find the greatest beauty secrets on the market. We rounded up 12 skincare products celebrities swear by, and they're guaranteed to get you red-carpet ready — even if you're not on a superstar budget.
- Gwyneth Patlrow's a big fan of this lip balm with hyaluronic acid, which will have your pout looking dewy, plumped, and (most importantly) totally unchapped.
Nothing against those well-earned smile lines, but if you're interested in younger-looking skin, Jennifer Garner's secret to rapid wrinkle repair does the same work as prestige brands for less than $50.
Got a little more to spend? Tracee Ellis Ross is just one of the big names who's obsessed with this miraculous serum, and her praise is major: "When I put this on, I look like I’ve slept for two days straight."
"Being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer was difficult and overwhelming, but the experience made me reevaluate how I spent my time," writes Nancy Wright, a Wake-Up Call reader from Massachusetts. "I left a job I disliked and decided to devote my time to something more meaningful."
That led her to the Ellie Fund, which provides free aid to any and every breast cancer patient who receives care in the state. That includes grocery assistance, meal prep, light housekeeping, childcare reimbursement, transportation to medical appointments, and more. "I began volunteering during my own treatment, which helped me to heal while I was helping other people with breast cancer, many disadvantaged," Nancy says.
If you read our lead story today, you know Massachusetts has one of the highest incidence rates of breast cancer in the country. Anyone seeking care there can learn more about the Ellie Fund's essential work right here.
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