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Image:  Overstock.com I admit, today I have the summer blues. It’s my second week back to school and can’t believe the summer is already over. Where did the time go? Since some children have already gone back to school and … Continue reading

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Image: its-a-still-life.blogspot.com For all the physical side effects that cancer can impose on the body, its psychological toll is often just as distressing, though it’s not as frequently and openly discussed.  Potentially triggers for depression and anxiety lurk throughout the … Continue reading

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Humor Therapy

Image: Humortherapy.blogspot.com One of my great Shining Moments during my time in the “Pink Bubble” was the ability to find humor in the absurd. I know that it may sound whacky – to laugh when throwing up on the side … Continue reading

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cisncancer.org A pathology report is a medical document written by a pathologist, a doctor who specializes in interpreting laboratory tests and evaluating cells, tissues, and organs to diagnose disease. Although I love my doctors and truly relied on them during … Continue reading

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Image: Blog.hoyespharmacy.com Could taking vitamins be key in helping postmenopausal women survive breast cancer? Another reason to take your vitamins — they could help you beat breast cancer. In an observational study, researchers found that postmenopausal patients who regularly took … Continue reading

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Image: Harrywalker.com February is Cancer Prevention Month, but did you know the National Cancer Institute spends only 2 percent of its funding on prevention and early detection?  Whoa. According to radiologist, Margarte I.Cuomo, M.D., “We can do better.” The war … Continue reading

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Image: Graphicriver.net Did you know that the golden oldies can make you feel brand new? Yuppers. Research by Harvard professor of psychology Ellen Langer, PhD, shows that experiencing a melodious blast from the past can help turn back time for … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Image: midlibrary.org Thanks to improved detection and better treatments, since its peak in 1990, the death rate from breast cancer has fallen 34%. Let’s continue to “think pink” and “live green.”  

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Image: Konsumption.com We all know that one dose doesn’t fit all.  Having too little Vitamin D in your blood ups your risk for heart trouble, but so does having too much.  In a large Israeli study, people with D levels … Continue reading

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Image: millsartcontest.com For those who have lived it, no words can fully convey what it feels like to receive the diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening illness.  That is why many people diagnosed with cancer have turned to art therapy to … Continue reading

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