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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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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

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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July 11, 2016

Overcoming Chemobrain

Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in February 2014, Karen Reynolds triumphed through eight rounds of chemotherapy, lumpectomy surgery and six weeks rounds of daily radiation. Her treatment was completed in November 2014, but even as she regained her physical strength, her mind was slower to recover. Reynolds didn’t notice it herself at first. It […]

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May 24, 2016

BODY: Under Construction

In February 2015, Esther Munoz was in the best shape of her life. A vocational counselor and mother of four grown children, the Columbia, South Carolina, woman had been consistently exercising four to six days a week for several years, eating well and participating in obstacle adventure races. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer. […]

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May 24, 2016

Mind Your Mind

Katherine Sjoblom has always been creative. In fact, she used to be an artist. But when Sjoblom, 49, of Nashville, was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011, everything strong inside her felt weak. That included her inner artist, which was an easy casualty of the cancer in her bone marrow’s plasma. It wasn’t just […]

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May 23, 2016

Tools for Transformation

Coming to terms with the physical changes cancer can bring might be a challenge, but for many patients, the experience presents an opportunity for personal growth and positive transformation. According to Rachana Vettickal, MS, LSW, mind-body therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois, the following tips can help patients navigate this process: […]

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May 16, 2016

Guide to Boost Your Self-Esteem and Self-Image While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Fighting cancer is not only a physical battle but an emotional one. This is why, if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, tending to your emotional needs is just as important as tending to your physical needs—and in some ways more so. Cancer treatment can change the way you feel and the way you look. The end […]

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February 19, 2016

Block the Blues

“I’m an outside kind of guy,” says Dwayne Bratcher. “I love taking care of the yard and the pool; I love going to work. I’m active.” The 57-year-old Publix Super Market manager from Orlando, Florida, says he thrives on his customer service-oriented job, and loves to go to church and spend time with his family. […]

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February 19, 2016

Loving with Cancer

Cancer can feel like an attack on your emotions as well as your health, and coping with the effects of treatment, the anxiety about the future and the stress of the disease can be extremely difficult for couples. Meet two couples who formed and mended loving, supportive relationships in the face of a devastating diagnosis. […]

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