SHARI ROAN

When Cancer and Depression Collide

In the days that followed the discovery of a mass in her abdomen, Judith Carden was stunned and frightened. After awakening from surgery and learning she had ovarian cancer, her feelings vacillated, and she felt determined to fight. But midway through her chemotherapy treatments, she was sad and exhausted. That was just the beginning of […]

Joint Liability

Among the myriad characteristics to admire about the nation’s 77-million-member Baby Boom generation is how they’re aging. Not content to fade into irrelevance or boredom, many Boomers are using their senior years to continue working, babysit the grandchildren, climb Half Dome or surf Oahu’s North Shore. But while the mind is willing, the body often […]

Healing the Youngest Brains

Jade Loop had the perfect pregnancy. So when she went into labor on September 26, 2012, Loop and her husband, Tomer DeVito, didn’t anticipate that the birth of their first child would be anything less than perfect as well. That’s not how it turned out. Sage DeVito was born, after many hours of labor, on […]