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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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Image: nia.nih.gov After years of studying older folks, a scientist tells us what it takes to age well. Yippee! Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD is a scientific director of the National Institute on Aging who has three critical factors to a … Continue reading

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Image:yogatropics.com Yoga has been a rich healing art in India for centuries.  More recently, yoga has become the subject of increasing attention from the American medical community, as clinical research studies evaluate and confirm its many benefits. For cancer survivors, … Continue reading

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Image:  wp.hepb.org Do you take Vitamin D? If not, please ask your doctor if you should. Did you know Vitamin D is required for the regulation of the minerals calcium and phosphorus found in the body? Yup.  It also plays … Continue reading

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Image:  raisingchildren.net.au Parents Grapple With Explaining Cancer to Children Julie Goodman says it’s important to have family conversations about her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Jack Goodman remembers the day his mother, Julie, told the family she had colorectal cancer. He … Continue reading

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Image: fushionmag.com Eat Healthy, Live Longer Healthy diets are ubiquitously promoted as a way to prevent breast cancer and other cancers. But what kind of diet should a breast cancer survivor be following? Dr Neal D Barnard, nutrition researcher and … Continue reading

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Image: Breastcancerhusband.com What if Husbands Had a GPS to Help Wives with  Breast Cancer? When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband a few years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels.  He searched … Continue reading

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Image: seventy2minutes.com Why Younger Women Could Benefit From Mammograms After All Mammography detects cancer, but debate rages over when and how often women should get screened. Women should get screened for breast cancer in their 40s, a study concludes, because … Continue reading

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