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10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

There is no magic pill for preventing cancer, but if you want to reduce your risk of developing the disease, there is something you can do: change your habits. That’s right—your habits have a lot to... Continue Reading

Exercise, Yoga Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

Exercise—whether traditional aerobic or resistance exercise or yoga—provides important benefits to breast cancer survivors. Two recent studies provide additional information about the effects of exercise... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

Mosquito bites are one of the inevitable pitfalls of summertime fun, but now these bites might be more than just a nuisance—they sometimes lead to West Nile virus. West Nile virus is an infection that... Continue Reading

Summer Sun Safety Tips

By Justin Piasecki, MD As summer arrives each year, I’m often asked about the balance between spending time outdoors enjoying all that summer has to offer and avoiding sun damage. My standard answer:... Continue Reading

What is a Lung Granuloma?

Granulomas are nodules caused by inflammation. The inflammation may be the result of infectious or noninfectious causes. Granulomas in the lung typically do not produce any symptoms, but may be detected... Continue Reading

Understanding “Bioidentical Hormone Therapy”

Menopause—when menstrual cycles end and ovarian hormone production drops dramatically—produces symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats in up to 80% of women.[1] When these symptoms are severe,... Continue Reading

Preparing for Surgery

You can help ensure that your surgery and recovery go smoothly and that you have the best outcome possible by preparing yourself ahead of time. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and comfortable and... Continue Reading

Nutrition and Prostate Cancer: Look to Fruit, Veggies for Cancer-fighting Phytochemicals

Naturally occurring plant chemicals, called phytochemicals, are being increasingly studied for their potential role as anticancer agents. Evaluations of phytochemical sources such as apples, onions, garlic,... Continue Reading

A Survivor’s Compass

Compass on wood Empower yourself with an advocate’s attitude as you navigate your own cancer journey. By Kathryn Gurland, LCSW; Cancer Navigation Consultant™ Most of us go through our adult lives aware... Continue Reading

Patients with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at Risk for Heart Attack Later in Life

Patients treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma are at an increased risk of death from a heart attack for 25 years following therapy. In order to reduce the risk of death from cardiac complications, individuals... Continue Reading

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