Healing & Wellness

May 15, 2017

Surprising Spots Where Skin Cancer Could Be Hiding

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with an estimated 1 in 5 Americans developing the disease at some point in their lifetime. The major risk factor is excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun — especially if it led to burns severe enough to blister (and even more so if […]

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May 15, 2017

7 Tips for Healthier Grilling + 3 Spices that Pack Nutritional Punch

As the weather warms up, you may be tempted to take the daily chore of cooking outdoors to the grill. Despite the delight of a grilled meal on the back deck, grilling isn’t always the healthiest method of cooking. Research suggests that grilling meats at high temperatures over an open flame creates carcinogenic compounds called […]

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May 15, 2017

Obesity and Cancer: The Importance of Awareness and Prevention

When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, maintaining a healthy weight may be as important as avoiding tobacco and overexposure from the sun. In fact, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has found that those who follow a healthy lifestyle, by eating a nutritious diet, limiting alcohol consumption and taking other important steps, are […]

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April 10, 2017

Why does cancer risk increase as we get older?

Of all of cancer’s many riddles and mysteries, one fact remains consistent across almost all types of the disease: The risk of getting cancer increases with age. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the median patient age at the time of a cancer diagnosis is 66. “Advancing age is the most important risk factor […]

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March 13, 2017

Eat This, Not That: St. Patrick’s Day

You may be tempted to indulge in Irish cuisine on St. Patrick’s Day—but healthy choices aren’t always easy to find. Traditional dishes like corned beef and cabbage and hearty breakfasts served with pork sausage are often packed with sodium, fat and starch. Meals are sometimes also paired with strong, alcohol-ladened drinks such as whiskey or […]

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March 13, 2017

11 Tips for Green Spring Cleaning

With spring just around the corner, bringing in fresh air and getting rid of dust and winter dirt may be on your to-do list. But before you rush to start your spring cleaning done, it’s important to know which cleaning products are safest to use. Many household cleaners contain toxic ingredients, and the U.S. Environmental […]

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February 14, 2017

One Lifestyle Change That Reduces 13 Cancer Risks

If you’re considering starting a new exercise program, National Cancer Prevention Month (February) is as good as time as any to get started. If you need a little extra motivation taking the first step toward an active lifestyle, you may find it in a recent study that shows, in addition to its other health benefits, […]

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February 2, 2017

Eat This / Not That: Game Day Edition

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. If you are worried about sabotaging all the great progress you’ve been making with your New Year’s resolution, never fear…healthier options exist for all of those watch party snacks and beverages. As a registered dietitian, I strive to make sure my patients are well nourished, both for their overall […]

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January 11, 2017

5 Reasons to Move More and 9 Tips to Get Started

Many of us spend the majority of our day seated: we drive to work, sit at a desk all day long, drive home, and then after dinner, we relax on the couch watching television. Because of demands in our everyday lives, it’s no wonder why most of us have sedentary lifestyles. Though it might be […]

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January 11, 2017

Goals that Go the Distance

New Year’s resolutions are an annual tradition for many of us. As we look ahead to the promise and opportunity in the year ahead, taking time to consider what we want to change and improve—be it lifestyle, relationships, financial planning, or other significant issues—can be an empowering step in launching a new chapter. Setting Goals […]

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