Heather's Health Connection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so here is your first reminder to do your October self check.  I know I have a hard time remembering myself... so when I saw this, I downloaded it right away!

The non-profit Keep A Breast teamed up with verynice studio and The Rare Studios  to re-think the role of smart phones in breast cancer awareness and prevention. The FREE app provides a visual step-by-step overview of the breast self-exam and allows you to easily schedule an automatic monthly reminder with a pop-up text reminder.

With 40% of diagnosed breast cancers being self-detected, the iPhone and Android compatible app aims to educate young people about the importance of breast self-examination and its timing. The monthly reminder helps the user perform their breast self-exam at the same time every month, at the recommended time, right after your monthly cycle. Because of the normal hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s body that affect breast tissue, it is important to select the same time every month so you will be able to distinguish between normal change and something that feels different.

This app can be downloaded from the iTunes and Google Play stores. Both verynice and The Rare Studio helped make the app possible by graciously contributing over 150 hours of pro-bono service to the organization, allowing us to offer this life-changing – and perhaps life-saving app- free to the public.

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Mosquito Bite Hacks

by Heather Leigh posted Jun 13 2017 9:19AM
My family loves being outdoors in the summertime. We try to camp as many weekends as we can squeeze in before it gets cold. On our last trip my daughter Ella said "mom, I just love being in nature". It made my heart melt. That's what Northern Michigan is all about right? Getting outside and enjoying what God has given us.  

There's one thing, however, I do not enjoy....bug bites. You can try to prevent them by using bug spray, DIY concoctions, and more, but inevitably you will come home with some big red itchy splotches. It happened to us over the weekend, and Ella has been miserable. I've tried Benadryl cream but it's pretty temporary. I remember as a kid my mom would get out the big pink bottle of Calamine lotion- which actually still works and is on the list of hacks I found.  A couple of other things you can use are aloe, toothpaste and even salt paste.

Get some more ideas on dealing with bug bites and how to reduce the number of mosquitos around your house here.
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