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Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about how to avoid UTIs, the opposite of mansplaining, the amount of sleep we really need, how to lose weight by tapping, and a new Starbucks competition.

Even over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen can have serious side effects and health consequences, though. If you’d like to stick with the natural and time-tested home preventative for UTIs, cranberry juice, I recommend looking for the unsweetened variety at the health foods store. It’s kind of expensive, but that’s because it’s not diluted with cheap and sugary apple juice like “cranberry juice cocktail.” Try your unsweetened cranberry juice cut with some filtered or soda water and a spritz of lime (vodka is optional). And don’t skip seeing your doctor just because you’ve had a UTI before — many of these infections will still require treatment with antibiotics if they grow to the point that they’re symptomatic.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about the dangers of driving while pregnant.

As the researchers are careful to add, this doesn’t mean that pregnant women shouldn’t drive (indeed, many of their male partners are statistically more dangerous drivers all the time). But, pregnant or not, always take precautions like getting enough sleep and wearing your seatbelt, because driving is actually one of the more (often unnoticeably) dangerous things we do every day.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about the benefits of red wine.

So, although resveratrol’s specific health benefits remain thoroughly in doubt, that doesn’t necessarily mean that wine is bad for you. For instance, there is some evidence that even heavy drinkers are healthier than non-drinkers (but it may be correlational). You may want to stop buying expensive resveratrol supplements for the time being, though – it’s quite possibly just a fancy way to wash your cash down the drain, without even getting a buzz in the process.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about a potential cancer cure.

This is very interesting news indeed, as cancer is a growing public health problem: cancer rates are mounting internationally, and as many as 41 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. However, many additional trials of the treatment will be required before it can be safely recommended to cancer patients in general. Getting treatments approved by the FDA is a notoriously long and difficult process, so don’t expect your friends or relatives to be offered the measles vaccine treatment anytime soon. Also, like most treatments, the vaccine wouldn’t work for everyone — unfortunately the other cancer patient who was treated in this way was not cured, and the cancer returned after nine months. But maybe by the time we’re elderly, vaccines will have become a commonplace addition to doctors’ arsenals of cancer-fighting tools.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about why breast cander patient unemployment rates are so high.

This bad news builds on previous evidence that cancer patients face increased risk for subsequent unemployment, and comes during a time when women are already growing in their representation amongst long-term unemployed persons in the United States. Unfortunately, there’s not much to do about the situation other than to prevent cancer through healthy living, weigh your treatment options carefully if you do get cancer, and hope your doctor will advocate for disability support in the case that you need it.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.