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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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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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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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August 5, 2016

Tough Talks

Keith Connolly and his daughter, Lisa, always had an especially close bond: “Like father, like daughter,” Lisa says, laughing, about the connection she and her dad shared. “My dad was one of my best friends. Our sense of humor, our personalities … I’m like him in a lot of ways.” It was no surprise to […]

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July 11, 2016

Caregivers May Benefit From Spiritual and Faith-Based Support

A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient but also the loved one who will be providing emotional (and in some cases also practical, informational and financial) support. Caregivers face both mental and physical demands, and up to 66 percent report significant anxiety and depressive symptoms as a result.[i][ii][iii] Caregivers, often faced with a loved […]

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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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February 19, 2016

Embracing Life After Loss

I met my husband, Tim, when I was 17 and he was 18. We connected quickly and started dating on Labor Day weekend in 1973—we got married over Memorial Day weekend the following year. He made me laugh every single day. In November 2011, Tim was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. It was a […]

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May 15, 2015

Breast Cancer: It’s Not Just for Women

As a man with breast cancer, I get a lot of questions. A relatively rare diagnosis, the odds of a man being diagnosed with breast cancer are 1,000 to one. To put that in perspective, imagine that you have a giant box filled with 999 white socks—single, without mates, which, according to my wife, is […]

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