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7 Thanksgiving Survival Tips

7 Thanksgiving Survival Tips

By Thea Runyan, MPH Thanksgiving seems like a ridiculous time to think about making healthy choices. In between the parties and special holiday meals, it seems nearly impossible to avoid our favorite comfort foods and derail our best intentions. But with a little planning and mindfulness, you can make good choices [...]

Posted on: November 14, 2016

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Exercise for Elders: The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Health

Exercise for Elders: The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Health

Geriatrician Elizabeth Landsverk, MD Offers Tips on Getting Started  Physical activity and exercise are good for you—at every age. For older adults, being physically active is vital to health and the ability to remain independent. Even those who are frail or suffer from the ailments and disabilities common among elders can improve their [...]

Posted on: November 1, 2016

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When It’s Time to See a Gastroenterologist

When It’s Time to See a Gastroenterologist

Expert insight can help pinpoint the culprit in your digestive woes. By Susan Kreimer For Jessie Toledano, 34, the symptoms started in April 2006, but the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease didn’t come until March the following year, just before her twen­ty-fifth birthday. She felt the urge to use the restroom after meals and [...]

Posted on: October 7, 2016

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Defying Age… And Cancer?

Defying Age… And Cancer?

Certain new anti-aging skin treatments may have cancer prevention benefits. By Heather Stringer At 45 Rose Heller was the picture of health. The Fort Smith, Arkansas, resident cycled 200 miles per week, worked as a personal trainer, and taught Pilates classes. But there was one part of her body that bothered Rose: her [...]

Posted on: October 7, 2016

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Proud Purpose: Q&A with Joan Lunden

Proud Purpose: Q&A with Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden shares her personal perspective on how a cancer diagnosis has propelled her to become an advocate for cancer survivors and to recommit to health and wellness in her own life. As an award-winning journalist and best­selling author, Joan Lunden has shared her insight and energy with view­ers and readers [...]

Posted on: October 7, 2016

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Cancer Survivorship: Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance

Cancer Survivorship: Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance

By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Many cancer patients face sleep problems, such as difficulty fall­ing asleep, frequent nighttime waking, rising too early in the morning, or excessive sleeping during the day. Such symptoms may occur in more than 70 percent of people with can­cer. Stress and anxiety about one’s diagnosis, side [...]

Posted on: October 7, 2016

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

By making a few mindful changes, you can be sure to eat well and healthfully on a budget. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN Eating nutritiously and saving money at the grocery store are two goals that may seem at odds with one another; in fact, the two go hand [...]

Posted on: October 7, 2016

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