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Study links dietary fat consumption to breast cancer survival rate

It is undisputed that diet and nutrition are linked to the cause and perpetuation of cancer. Today, America faces an increasingly prevalent medical issue that affects more than 30% of its citizens: obesity. The number of obese Americans has dramatically increased in the past several decades, and if current trends…...

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Are Firework Pollutants Harming your Health?

The entire country lights up the sky every year over the Fourth of July weekend to celebrate freedom and independence. Whether viewed over a lake or over a city skyline, watching the twinkling skies is a beloved tradition by young and old alike. In recent years, however, studies have been…...

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Circadian Rhythm, Sleep and a Link to Cancer

For many, working a night shift is a regular part of life. While most of the world operates on a 9-5 business model, a surprising number of businesses and services operate outside of “normal” hours. Hospitals need medical professionals, buildings need security and scores of drivers and workers need 24-hour…...

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Heart Health and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is a massive burden across almost every aspect of someone’s life, and recent studies have highlighted one statistic which should not be taken lightly: Individuals battling the disease have an increased likelihood of heart problems. In fact, heart problems are ranked as one of the most common…...

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Women’s Health Week Challenge

While mothers across the country yesterday were rightfully loved, honored and spoiled, the day also marked another special celebration: the kickoff of Women’s Health Week, which is being recognized through May 18th. This week is an opportunity to encourage women from coast to coast to celebrate their health and to…...

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Is Sunscreen Safe?

Sunscreen has been the poster child for melanoma prevention since the mid 1900s. Since discovering the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, medical professionals have strongly advised the public to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever skin is exposed. In fact, when asked how to most effectively prevent cancer, a large…...

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Cancer Prevention: Which Type of Exercise Lowers Your Risk?

We’ve all heard the age old tips: eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco use, consume alcohol in moderation and exercise regularly. These activities are known to promote a healthy life and aid in preventing cancer. While these tips are seemingly straightforward, one in particular has prompted an ongoing debate. Exercise…...

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Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety and Socializing in Cancer Patients

A discipline consisting of movements through a sequence of postures in coordination with focused breathing, yoga’s documented benefits include increased flexibility, better strength, lowered blood pressure and the reduced severity of insomnia. Many people attribute recovery from depression and anxiety to the regular practice of yoga. Could its practice be…...

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Holidays with Cancer: Boost the Holiday Spirit with Science and Singing

Autumn leaves have fallen and soon families will be seated around a warm table for Thanksgiving dinner. It won’t be long before the holiday season is back in full swing. Christmas trees will be illuminated, stockings will be hung and families will be gathering in celebration. However, having a cancer…...

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A Healthy Thanksgiving

Keeping a healthy and balanced diet is a year-long hassle, but many people grant themselves a bit of leeway around the holidays. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the warm aroma of turkey and gravy is making nearly everyone anxious for the day of guilt-free indulgence. Unfortunately, there is likely…...

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