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15 Essentials for Your Travel First-Aid Kit

Planning a trip? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, having a properly stocked first-aid kit is essential, and can be a life saver! You should always carry a prepackaged first-aid kit or a DIY kit. If you decide to make your own kit, use our list below to get you started. Most of these items are available over-the-counter (OTC)…

Do You Need More Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is amazing. It makes our bones and teeth strong by regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It facilitates normal immune system function. It lowers the risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS), heart disease, the flu, and type 2 diabetes. It assists in weight loss and can even stave off depression. How do you make sure to get…

How to Reduce your Risk of Breast Cancer

My work allows me to talk almost daily with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. They are facing or undergoing surgery or other treatment, and need the support of Masthead products.  But I also talk to many women who simply want to know what they can do to reduce their chances of developing the disease. According to the…

What to Expect At Your Doctor’s Appointment

Planning to see your doctor or other health care provider in the coming weeks? Maybe it’s time to adjust expectations. Most physicians who are not on the front lines (i.e. in ERs or ICUs, or in hospital wards treating COVID-19 patients) have been “seeing patients” through a computer screen or speaking with them over the phone.  While telemedicine works well…

Life in the Time of Corona: Keep Calm, Take Care, Carry On

I am writing this from the Masthead offices in New York, where we are working with a trimmed-down staff each day to ensure that our bras and other recovery products get to the hospitals and patients that need them in as timely a manner as possible. We continue to be inspired by the emails and calls we get from you,…

Friends, Exercise, Self-Esteem–and a Glass of Lemonade

Sara Kerr Reges, my best friend from childhood, is a nurse navigator who divides her time between the traumatic brain injury and breast cancer departments.  Although you might think those two areas have nothing to do with each other, in Sara’s case they do. Twelve years ago, her then-eight-year-old son Charles suffered a traumatic brain injury after being hit by…