Baby Bump Etiquette Check

Baby Bump Etiquette Check

How to deal with unwanted comments and belly pats. By Koren Wetmore | More often than not, you’ll find that a protruding belly incites unsolicited comments and advice, unwanted touches (especially the infamous “belly pats”) and the telling of...
Are You for Real?

Are You for Real?

By Koren Wetmore | Pop quiz time. You’re at your favorite watering hole and the group is discussing popular music, when someone says that opera is reserved for closet-dwelling geeks who can’t keep a beat on the dance floor. Do you pipe up and confess that the score...
The Right Dose

The Right Dose

By Koren Wetmore | In the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinic, pharmacist Janel Boyle’s past and present collide. She drifts past young patients—many of them infants and toddlers—and notes their beaming smiles and balding heads. Her gaze shifts...
Lymphoma survivor sees blessing in cancer fight

Lymphoma survivor sees blessing in cancer fight

By Koren Wetmore | Drained from months of chemotherapy and radiation, Lourdes Paz fought back the nausea, fatigue and fear that clouded her days. At 32, she faced a single mom’s worst nightmare: the possibility of leaving her 4-year-old son an orphan. Young...
Your Health Depends on More Than Your DNA

Your Health Depends on More Than Your DNA

Illustration by Chris Gash By Koren Wetmore | In some not-too-distant future, your health risks and medical problems may be investigated and pieced together like crime scenes. Your health care provider will collect key evidence: urine, blood and DNA samples. You’ll be...