October 14, 2013 |
Camille Grammer of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is recovering from surgery she had last Thursday related to an endometrial cancer diagnosis. "The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period," the reality-TV stars's rep told E! News. Endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer, begins in the layer of cells that makes up the lining of the uterus, which is called the endometrium. Treatment often involves a hysterectomy, which requires that the uterus be removed, according to the Mayo Clinic.
October 9, 2013 |
After a cancer diagnosis forced Sharon Jones to postpone an album and tour earlier this yea r, the vocalist of the Dap-Kings soul ensemble is prepping her return to music. The group's sixth album, “Give the People What They Want,” will arrive Jan. 14 via Daptone Records, according to a release issued on the band's website Wednesday. Originally set for release Aug. 6, the album was postponed after Jones was diagnosed with Stage 1 bile duct cancer in June. After being forced to shutter a string of dates and festival appearances due to her illness, Jones and the Dap-Kings also announced plans for their first show in nearly a year, with a gig at New York's Beacon Theater on Feb. 6. RELATED: Best albums of 2013 so far | Randall Roberts Because of early diagnosis, her illness hadn't spread, but it did require surgery.
September 28, 2013 |
One of the most touching anecdotes in Linda Ronstadt's new memoir, "Simple Dreams," comes in the moment she told her parents she was skipping out on college to pursue a career in music. "My parents were upset and tried to talk me out of it," she writes in the book, published Sept. 17. "When it became apparent that they couldn't change my mind, my father went into the other room and returned with the Martin acoustic guitar that his father had bought in 1898. "When my father began singing as a young man, my grandfather had given him the instrument and said, ' Ahora que tienes guitarra, nunca tendrás hambre .' ('Now that you own a guitar, you will never be hungry.')
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September 19, 2013 |
The minute I saw Monte, I knew something was terribly wrong. My year-old Havanese normally jumps up when he hears any of us come home - deliriously happy, his body shaking, tail wagging. But on this Saturday morning, he didn't even look up. He was lying on his favorite chair, near-comatose, eyes glazed over. When my daughter picked Monte up, he began twitching as if he were having a seizure. When she put him down, he tried to walk, but dragged his hind legs. He couldn't sit up on his own. I was terrified that he'd had a stroke and was paralyzed.
September 1, 2013
Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29 The study on depression in men illustrates why the National Institute of Mental Health recently rejected the structural framework of the official psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as being without scientific validity. This extension of the diagnosis of depression is nothing more than describing a list of behaviors more common in men, including "risk taking" and "workaholism. " There are a wide range of such traits that are culturally defined, and even if problematic, they may be the optimal adjustment for a given person.
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August 16, 2013 |
Her husband had been emotionally unraveling for months; paranoid, delusional, his mind hijacked by stubborn mental illness and dangerous drugs. So when Erik Lamberg left his family in Hermosa Beach and set out for Oregon - to get sober, he said - his wife, Samantha Lamberg, was concerned about his stability. She also felt an odd sense of relief. He'd been in and out of treatment for 12 years. Maybe this time he'd find the solace and clarity he needed. Maybe his family would have a respite from years of drama and grief.