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Cervical Cancer Prevention & Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) joins others in raising awareness of and informing of steps toward preventing the disease—one of the most detectable and treatable cancers, if vigilance is observed.  Here is information and a set of best practices. Risk Factors:…...

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Two of Our Favorite Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes

To help during this copious-cookie time, we’ve hand-picked two of our favorite recipes that offer a healthier take on your favorite holiday treats....

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Preventing and Treating Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is never thwarted by the politics of avoidance. Over half of men aged 50 and over have already experienced changes to the tissues and cells in their prostate, which is part of the normal aging process. The likelihood of developing prostate cancer increases with age. While only one…...

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In the Pink: Preventing Breast Cancer in Every Season of Life

As the tidal wave of pink paraphernalia synonymous with October ebbs, and our thoughts turn to turkey, football and autumn foliage in full Technicolor array; it’s important to keep in mind that preventing breast cancer is a year-round affair. Vigilance is mandatory; that is if preventing and detecting the onset…...

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Outrunning Cancer: Exercise is the Best “Medicine”

Many common cancer treatments and surgeries are invasive and have uncomfortable or painful side-effects which make movement and participation in even the most basic of activities a challenge. Patients are traditionally told to take it easy after being diagnosed or undergoing surgery and treatments. However, a change in school of…...

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Unfortunately, breast cancer stats are staggering. Although there's no sure way to prevent breast cancer, here are 7 steps to minimize your risk....

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Gynecologic Cancer

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Because ALL women are at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer, it’s important for women to understand these diseases and what we can do to prevent them or lower our risk of developing them....

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7 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Health

When it comes to a diet rich in cancer-fighting foods, most experts agree that it should consist of a predominantly plant-based diet as fruits and vegetables. Since June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, it’s the perfect time to incorporate more healthy eating habits into your daily routine. Fruits and vegetables…...

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Simple, Sensational Cancer-Fighting Salsa

Snacking on salsa is a simple and tasty way to add cancer-fighting fruits and veggies to your diet.  With a variety of ingredients from tomatoes, jalapenos or habanero peppers to mangoes, pineapples, strawberries and even beans, salsa can spice up meal-time. Salsa is not just a savory dip for chips…...

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Start Your Day Right with Cancer-Preventing, Nutrition-Packed Pancakes

Tuesday, March 7th is National Pancake Day! You can celebrate by trying our favorite sugar-free banana oat pancakes. Research links certain types of cancers to obesity, so it’s smart to avoid too much of the typical calorie-laden indulgence. Luckily, we have a nutritious, delicious twist for you! And don’t forget…...

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