How Cancer Shaped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work

The name Ruth Bader Ginsburg became almost synonymous with strength and stamina as she rose to prominence in judicial and feminist circles throughout her long career. Famously nicknamed the Notorious RBG and known for her grueling fitness regimen, the late Supreme Court justice also struggled with cancer and other health issues for the better part of her time on the bench — culminating with her death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.Ginsburg’s health issues became public in 1999, six years after her appointment to the Supreme Court, when she had surgery for early-stage colon cancer. Ten years later, she went through the same process for pancreatic cancer. And nearly a decade after that, the Supreme Court announced that Ginsburg had undergone surgery to have two cancerous growths removed from her left lung. She announced in July 2020 that she’d been treated earlier that year for cancerous lesions on her liver, but made clear her intentions…

5 Ways Your Diet Could Help Ease Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects approximately one in 10 women during their reproductive years, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Yet many suffer the symptoms for years before they're diagnosed. Only at that point can patients work with their doctors to find ways to manage common symptoms of endometriosis like crippling menstrual cramps, painful sex, and fatigue.

While there are medications and surgical procedures that can help bring relief, some people try to manage their symptoms by other means, including making changes to their diet and lifestyle. As a registered dietitian who specializes in women's health, I've learned that unfortunately, the data surrounding diet and endometriosis are shamefully limited. But while there are no clear recommendations for dietary changes that can reduce the symptoms of endometriosis, evidence does exist to suggest that certain foods may help. Here are five tips I give my clients.



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