It can’t be easy to raise daughters (or sons for that matter) in a world that is constantly telling them how to look, act, dress, feel and live. Take it from Julie Venn. The personal trainer and mom-of-two recently took her 13-year-old daughter Riley in for her annual check-up, when she says the nurse questioned Riley about her diet and exercise, before saying: “Tell me Riley, how can you explain all of this weight you’ve gained?”
An “inspirational” story is making the news right now: High school student Tanner Wilson saved money from his job for two years to buy a power wheelchair for his friend Brandon Qualls, who has cerebral palsy.
For seven years, the Republican Party has rallied around the cry to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. But on Friday, their replacement plan—which would result in 24 million Americans losing coverage—died in the House due to lack of Republican support. In the wake of Donald Trump and Paul Ryan’s health care fiasco, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he’s introducing a bill that will cover every American.
Heading toward the tail end of Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s natural to reflect on the state of cancer in America. Despite the advancements scientists have made in cancer detection and the incredible effort organizations have put into increasing awareness, you’re likely still left wondering why we don’t have a cure by now. The answer, as one infographic by NowSourcing lays out, is a lot more complicated than you might think. Mainly we don’t have a panacea for cancer because cancer isn’t a singular disease. Rather, it’s a network of related diseases that cause damaged cells to divide and multiply past their normal lifecycle, causing fatal abnormalities that go undetected by our immune system.