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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

7 Apps to Make Healthier Habits Stick

Every year, January 1st seems like the perfect date to make a promise to be healthier. But as the weeks go by keeping that promise may become tougher than you thought without a little help (or some such). With an abundance of technology aimed at helping you move more, eat better and de-stress, you can […]

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December 12, 2016

Give Yourself the Gift of Better Health by Forgiving

The holiday season brings out many different feelings in us. The best of these is joy: think of the aroma of baking cookies, the warmth of the fireplace and the sight of twinkling lights framing the homes in your neighborhood. Unfortunately, during a season when we think we should always feel joyful, many of us […]

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December 9, 2016

Tips for Out-Living Cancer from a Busy Mom

Katrisa Johnson has a lot on her plate. During the work week, this 41-year-old mom of five daughters and teacher often travels to visit students she mentors as a coordinator for a college and career readiness program in her home state of South Carolina. After her work day is done, she and her husband, Charles, […]

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November 14, 2016

Facing Lung Cancer and Quitting Smoking Together

Valparaiso, Indiana residents Misty and John Bergner were married on the Fourth of July, 2015, celebrating their marriage amidst the fireworks and fanfare of the national holiday. Two short months later, the couple was forced to put their vows to the test when Misty, then 35, was diagnosed with lung cancer. “It was in sickness […]

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November 14, 2016

#1 Cancer Killer in Women – Know Your Risk

In the spring of 2015 Newport, Virginia resident Anne Beleu felt a twinge of pain in her left side, which became persistent over a couple of months. “I thought I had pulled a muscle,” Anne says. “I had been stacking firewood with my boys, and I figured I had just overdone it.” But when the […]

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October 7, 2016

What Does ‘New Normal’ Really Mean?

Catherine Whitley has had a busy week. The 46-year-old mother of three from Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been managing the same happy back-to-school chaos that most moms face in early September (she has two school-age kids at home and one at college), and she’s glad to have Friday in her sights. But today and […]

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October 7, 2016

YOGA for Warriors

As Ingrid Yang was beginning a new type of yoga teacher training in 2005, her aunt was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Dr. Yang offered to stay with her and forgo the training, but her aunt insisted she continue. “She said, ‘Please go, you need to teach me how to breathe. It’s so hard for me […]

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September 14, 2016

The Power of Being Informed

Randy Knight hadn’t missed a day of work in 29 years when what he thought would be a short-lived bout with kidney stones became much more serious: a CT scan revealed a suspicious image in his right lung, and further testing ultimately revealed a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Given his dedication to his career, it’s […]

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September 14, 2016

Rock Climbing for Fighters

When Karla Baptiste donned the nick name “Stiletto” and joined a team for a climbing expedition in Rocky Mountain National Park she expected a challenge. And she’s okay with that. Like all members of this team, Baptiste has already conquered the challenge of cancer. “It was harder than I expected, but very inspiring to get […]

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