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Ill Overseas? 10 Top Tips

On my recent solo trip in Asia, I developed a hernia in my neck that caused a lot of pain in my left arm. Without going into all of the details, I ended up on an odyssey of sorts through the Korean medical system as well as my own Dutch medical system and, as a…

An instruction manual for deodorant use

For all our sakes, please pass this on to the teenagers and young adults in your life! Antiperspirants are designed to prevent you from sweating under your arms and, unless you are taking part in active sports or it is sweltering hot, they do the job quite well. Notice that I said prevent. That implies…

Five GOOD things about menopause

Menopause is a natural and normal phase of life. We all know this; yet, if you’ve ever googled about it, you’ve seen all of the painful, uncomfortable, inconvenient experiences that can be part of the process, which can last for years before it’s over. You hear very little about the good side of menopause. If…

Man Flu!

[:en]I have to tell him what I want him to do for me, which kind of spoils the enjoyment of Man Flu, doesn’t it?[:]

Migraines suck!

I had my second migraine yesterday in as many weeks. I often get one early in vacations: something about relaxing after a time of tension causes it. In college I used to get them in the afternoon after my last test of exam weeks. Mine always start the same way. First I have a moment…

It could have been me

It makes sense. It’s just what I would have done. This was my first thought on hearing that Angelina Jolie has had a preventive double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery. Because it is literally what I would have done. You see, my family also has the BRCA1 mutation. Both of my father’s sisters who lived to…