Healing & Wellness

September 11, 2018

Small Steps to Healthier Living and Healthy Aging

Health goals often focus on the short term-what you can do now to see results quickly. For cancer patients, focusing on healthy aging may be more realistic and effective. By making small lifestyle changes patients feel more in control of their health and longevity, helping those changes to become healthy habits. The question is, what […]

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September 10, 2018

Should I Eat That? Food Safety Tips for During Treatment

Eating food contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites or viruses can cause serious illness even in those who are healthy, but for people with cancer the importance of avoiding foodborne illness is magnified. “Patients living with cancer, especially those who are getting treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell therapy, can be susceptible to foodborne […]

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September 10, 2018

Understanding the Links Between Inflammation, Lifestyle and Cancer

Experts have long suspected inflammation may play some role in cancer’s development. In 1863, German scientist and physician Rudolf Virchow was the first to make the connection, observing that cancer often develops at sites of chronic inflammation. But researchers have only recently pinpointed chronic inflammation as a primary risk factor for cancer and other serious health conditions. […]

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September 10, 2018

New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common non-skin cancer in America and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. But for many adults at average or low risk, colorectal cancer may be caught early and treated with positive outcomes, simply by following an appropriate screening regimen. With incidence rates rising, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has developed new guidelines designed to encourage more adults to […]

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August 12, 2018

The Truth About Health Foods

Whether you’re healthy or fighting a disease like cancer, making nutritious decisions can certainly impact your overall health and well-being. There’s a lot of information and research online about health foods and living a healthy and active lifestyle. It can be challenging to sift through the mountains of data to determine what is fact versus […]

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August 12, 2018

Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?

While most people know a human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine exists, according to Dr. Natalie Godbee, a Gynecologic Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix, many believe that it’s just for teens and young adults in their twenties. Many adults, particularly those being treated for cancer, aren’t aware, however, getting the HPV vaccine might […]

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August 10, 2018

Vitamin D: An Important But Elusive Nutrient

The summer months typically bring plenty of sunshine and, with it, plenty of opportunities for the body to absorb vitamin D. At least that’s what many people believe. In reality, it’s hard for most people to get an adequate amount of vitamin D each day, which is important because the body needs the nutrient to […]

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August 10, 2018

E-cigarettes’ Persistent Popularity Raises Serious Concerns

Electronic cigarettes are often touted as a safer alternative to their traditional counterparts. They typically have fewer chemicals and lower nicotine levels than regular cigarettes. They’re also marketed to smokers as a way to quit the habit, and advertised to young people with appealing packaging and flavors, like chocolate and cotton candy, and names like One […]

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July 10, 2018

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Many people know that taking a sedative and an antihistamine at the same time can cause extreme drowsiness, or that taking an anti-inflammatory like Advil®, Aleve®or Motrin® while you’re on a blood thinner raises the risk of hemorrhaging. But some in the medical community, and the public, are less aware that common medicines may reduce the effectiveness of […]

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July 6, 2018

5 Ways to Balance Food with Fun This Summer

One of the joys of summer is spending time in great weather with friends and fantastic food. However, keeping a balanced diet can be tough. After all, summer is filled with late nights full of feasting on delicious barbeque, cold beer, sweet ice cream and more. When fun takes priority, as it often does in […]

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