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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The Science behind why you hate scary movies

by Heather Leigh posted Sep 13 2017 12:16PM
I have never been a scary movie fan. Since I was a kid, I have tried to steer clear of anything scary- especially the ones that seem like they could really happen. 

Clowns have especially bothered me. My neighbor used to dress up as a clown and there was just something about it that totally freaked me out. Don't get me wrong, he was a really nice guy who entertained tons of kids over the years, but that costume just really scared me.

So when I read they were re-making the movie "IT" there was no question that I would be avoiding it at all costs. I have lots of friends who invited me to go and just didn't get why I couldn't handle it, considering it's fiction, but something inside of me just cannot handle it. 

If you feel the same way I do, there is a true scientific reason why. You may be a highly sensitive person, or maybe there is a childhood event that has caused your fear of scary movies. Check out this article to find out more about how science plays a part in your fear.
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