Recommended Reading

Although it is not entirely clear which factors and to what degree contribute to the development of breast cancer, this article describes a summary of practical lifestyle changes that are helpful in this regard (and on many other levels too!).


The title of a presentation I gave last week was “Caregiver Concerns.” In it, I shared three troubling statistics:

  1. The value of unpaid care in the U.S. is $470 billion per year.
  1. The percentage of adult children providing personal care or financial assistance to a parent has more than tripled over the past 15 years.
  1. The total estimated aggregate lost wages, pension and Social Security benefits of these caregivers is nearly $3 trillion.

This article focuses on the crisis that this represents to women, in particular. As a daughter and “only child” of two wonderful parents, this is certainly relevant to my life!