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FASHIONISTA!…Think You Can’t Be One Because You Have Cancer??

FASHIONISTA!…Think You Can’t Be One Because You Have Cancer??
During my treatment for breast cancer I watched many Sex and the City episodes. I envied all the girls and the fabulous outfits that were draped over their perfect bodies. When I looked in the mirror at my mastectomy scars and my bald head, truth be told it was hard to feel good about myself. I was...
September 12th, 2012 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Pet Health a Growing Trend

Pet Health a Growing Trend
Americans have been fighting fiercely against the obesity epidemic, and now their pets have joined the battle as well. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a nationwide study found that in the United States, an estimated 7.2 million dogs are obese and 26 million are overweight. The...
February 25th, 2012 | Featured Article | Read More

Too Lazy to Exercise?

Too Lazy to Exercise?
After climbing the stairs to the L platform I am so out of breath, I can’t talk.  This is pathetic.  Aside from having two tumors in my neck, which have no impact on my lung capacity, I’m not sick.  I’m just lazy. I’m a skinny, out of shape weakling.  I hate to exercise and I always have. ...
February 19th, 2012 | Blogs-contributors, Everything Changes, Featured Article | Read More

Pet insurance grows in popularity

Pet insurance grows in popularity
It’s a brand new year, but many people are still unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. A need for better budgeting may be just one of the reasons that an increasing number of pet owners are climbing aboard the pet insurance bandwagon. Pet health insurance has been offered for more than 25...
December 30th, 2011 | Featured Article | Read More

Happy Healthy Holiday!

Happy Healthy Holiday!
The holiday season is a time we want to rejoice, find joy, shop, be with friends and loved ones and indulge in our favorite foods. When you have cancer, it’s not only frightening and lonely, the holidays can easily remind you that you’re not healthy as you were. On the one hand, it’s...
November 28th, 2011 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Proper nutrition and diet are important in helping to prevent many diseases and colorectal cancer is no exception. Dietary Fat and Colorectal Cancer Dietary fat may be one of the biggest contributors to the colorectal cancer-causing process. High fat consumption increases the amount of substances that...
November 14th, 2011 | Featured Article | Read More

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals might otherwise...
September 22nd, 2011 | Featured Article | Read More

Physical Activity and Cancer

Physical Activity and Cancer
Exercise can improve our quality of life. It can keep bones strong, improve our circulatory system and combat many signs of aging. In the past, people being treated for a chronic illness (an illness a person may live with for a long time, such as cancer or diabetes) were often told by their doctor to...
September 15th, 2011 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Duane Bailey-Castro

Duane Bailey-Castro
The Journal Of A Prizefighter — Duane is a three-time survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Despite receiving both an autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant, he continues to move forward with optimism and energy.  His passions are teaching; photographing New York City’s urban landscape...
September 11th, 2011 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article, Journal of a Prizefighter | Read More

Exercise To Improved Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

Exercise To Improved Quality of Life for Cancer Patients
If you are recovering from chemotherapy, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. But exercise may be just what the doctor orders to help battle cancer- related fatigue. Two studies cite the importance of exercise for cancer patients following treatment. A study published in the May 1, 1997, issue...
April 2nd, 2011 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More