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"A wife who loses a husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses a wife is called a widower.
A child who loses his parents is called an orphan.
There is no word for a parent who loses a child.
That’s how awful the loss is."

Imagine that you are driving as fast as you can, with your flashers on, because all you hear in your backseat is crying, wheezing and gasps for air. Your child is having an asthma attack and every second seems like an eternity as you try to get them help.

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in children. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are 6.3 million children who have asthma. It is a condition in which your airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

While the 90s hip hop duo Salt N Pepa may have wanted to talk about sex, baby...many parents have difficulty broaching the topic with their children.

So, how exactly did you learn about sex? Was it from your friend with an older sibling who would tell dirty jokes? Or maybe from that really scandalous TV show that your mom didn’t know you watched? Or was it from school?

For many patients, the prospect of a cancer diagnosis brings a flood of emotions and a swirling thoughts. Where should one begin?

Strong health literacy is particularly important for cancer patients due to the complex, multiple, and individualized options for treatment. Studies have shown that patients with greater satisfaction in the information oncologists provide have better overall health-related quality of life, which leads to enhanced mental health and vitality during and after treatment.

Over time, Americans have adopted many unhealthy behaviors causing us to have the highest obesity rate in the world. Because of this, the federal government is trying inspire people across our nation to make healthier choices.

In the past few decades, the number of overweight people in America has climbed dramatically. In order to influence public health, the US government has partnered up with schools and created laws to promote healthier choices.