Topic: diseases & conditions

The FDA Wants To Regulate Fecal Transplants—So One Mom Watched Online Videos To Do One On Her Daughter

The FDA Wants To Regulate Fecal TransplantsâSo One Mom Watched Online Videos To Do One On Her Daughter

Fecal transplants have been in the news in the last few years as a novel way to treat powerful, debilitating bacterial infections, namely those of people infected with the bacterium C. difficile. The FDA is has introduced strict new regulations for the procedure, however, which is causing some people to take matters into their own hands…er, colons. More »

Monthly Breast Self-Exams: Do You Do Them? Blisstree Writers Weigh In

Monthly Breast Self-Exams: Do You Do Them? Blisstree Writers Weigh In

The other day, one of my friends tweeted that she had just completed her monthly breast self-exam. Despite my ardent interest in my own health (Yes, I am the woman who makes her own kombucha, uses a menstrual cup and goes to the gynecologist armed with charts of my most recent cycles), I’ve never actually done a breast self-exam, and I’m not exactly sure why it’s not a priority for me. Interested, I decided to ask my fellow Blisstree writers if they do breast self-checks. Here’s our conversation: More »