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How to Support a Loved One Who’s Fighting Cancer

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Woman Living with Incurable Cancer Offers Four Suggestions

Shy about asking, "What's the etiquette for supporting my loved one, friend or colleague in their battle against cancer?" many people simply avoid the question altogether – and offer nothing.

"It's okay to wonder, and it's okay to ask. Be direct!" says Jane Schwartzberg, who has been battling stage 4 metastatic cancer for several years. She's the co-author with Marcy Tolkoff Levy of "Naked Jane Bares All," www.nakedjanebaresall.com, which shares her story with candor and humor.

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Four Things to Look for When Buying Her First Bra

Experts Shares Tips for Parents and their Tweens

A girl's first bra is a rite of passage for both her and her parents – and one that's occurring at younger and younger ages. For some girls, it's a turning point fraught with anxiety; for others, it's a celebration. Either way, parents have a hard time ensuring their daughters to have good memories of shopping for and wearing their first bra.

"Trying on your first bra in a big discount retail store can be unnerving for an 8- or 9-year-old who may already feel shy about the experience," says Kelly O'Brien, a lingerie specialist whose experience with young customers led her to launch LingerTween (Tween.ShopLinger.com), the first ecommerce site dedicated to undergarments for tweens.

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Men’s Corner: Eating Healthy, Mental Health, and My Medicine Questions

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Seventh Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. This year's Health Summit includes Men's Corner, Pediatrician's Corner, Ask the Pharmacist, Kidz Zone, Wii Fit Station, and Healthy Food, Healthy You Village.

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Navigating the Dating Scene in the ‘Age of the Selfie’

Certified Life Coach Shares Four Tips for Older Singles

All the good ones are taken . . . I'm too old to feel THAT way again . . . I don't look as good as I used to . . . I haven't accomplished enough at my age . . . I don't even know how to flirt anymore . . .

For older singles hungry for partnership, these common worries can prevent taking the steps that lead to fulfilling relationships, says dating and life coach Deborah Downey. And, of course, the dating scene has changed quite a bit in the past decade alone; younger people meet online and wallpaper their profiles with "selfies."

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HHS Announces $60 Million to Help Consumers Navigate Health Care Coverage Options . . .

. . . in the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. People shopping for and enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can get local help in a number of ways, including through Navigators.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $60 million in Navigator grant awards to 90 organizations in states with federally-facilitated and state partnership Marketplaces. These awards support preparation and outreach activities in year two of Marketplace enrollment and build on lessons learned from last year.

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Los Angeles County Public Health Heat Alert

High Temperatures Forecast for the Los Angeles Basin and East San Gabriel, San Fernando, and Santa Clarita Valleys

Los Angeles, CA - The Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat. This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve.

"When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Others who are frail or have chronic health conditions may develop serious health problems leading to death if they are exposed to high temperatures over several days," said Jeffery Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, Interim Health Officer, Los Angeles County. "Thus, it is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in vehicles, even if the windows are 'cracked' or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. If you have an elderly or infirm neighbor without air conditioning, make sure that they get to a cooling center or other air conditioned space between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m."

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