Life Goes On

By Doreen / Guest Blogger
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August 12, 2015

Well after diagnosis and treatment are over, you will settle back into your life with a new appreciation for the things that you once took for granted. Whether we like it or not, cancer changes us forever. It is up to us to make the change a positive one. At the beginning of my journey, […]

Smiling Equals Optimism

By Imani / Guest Blogger
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July 29, 2015

It’s funny how some moments in your life seem so critical and threatening at the time, only to become a mere thought after they’ve past. You stress yourself in the moment thinking you will never get past it, or you dread each day, for fear that even worse news will come. The days don’t seem […]

Independence Day Recipe

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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4th of July

July 03, 2015

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, celebrates America’s separation from Great Britain.  However, most of us associate the day with fireworks, parades, patriotic concerts, and especially backyard barbeques. Every backyard chef has a special recipe or a “secret” ingredient to enhance their signature dish.  That recipe lists all of the required ingredients and the method of combining them, […]

Hydrate July 4 with Fruits and Veggies

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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Greek tomato salad

July 02, 2015

Summer is here and temperatures are rising.  How can you keep hydrated and save calories at the Fourth of July picnic? It’s simple if you include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are full of water, low in calories and full of antioxidants. Try to skip the heavy mayo-based pasta […]

Summer, Pink and Chemo

By Muriel the Editor
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Summer on a beach

June 23, 2015

There’s a lot happening today.  Summer has officially begun — it’s National Pink Day and, if I look back, today was my last day of chemo.  With all that said, especially the last part, today is a very monumental day for sure. Does summer and pink have anything in common? Of course they do – […]

All I Want to Do is Be Healthy

By Gerri / Guest Blogger
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June 05, 2015

I am looking forward to my retirement. People always ask me what I am going to do. Well, believe me, I will have plenty to do, but all I really want is to be healthy. I try hard to eat right and exercise. I feel that thinking positive is a must. When I got diagnosed […]

Cancer Survivors Return to Living

By Bethany / Guest Blogger
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15_BHS_1641 9-Message_rtp (2) National Cancer Survivors day

June 01, 2015

On the first Sunday of every June – this year, June 7 – people of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, who have endured a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows, understand the significance of Cancer Survivors Day. Their lives, once filled with normal routines, quickly shifted to regular doctor and treatment appointments, and […]

Memorial Day Moroccan Spiced Chicken

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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Moroccan Grilled chicken with Carrots

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day is a special day to pay tribute to all those great women and men who have given or continually give their lives, time and service for the well-being of our country. It’s also one of the biggest grilling weekends of the season. Although there are cooking methods that are better than grilling, you […]

3D Mammography: Clear and Accurate

By Tanya / Guest Blogger
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3D mammo - cropped for posting

May 18, 2015

Mammography plays a major role in detecting breast cancer when it’s still small enough to be easily treated. And advances in detection and treatment of breast abnormalities, both benign and cancerous conditions, are helping to find small, invasive cancers earlier with less invasive techniques. 3D mammography, also called breast tomosynthesis, uses low-dose radiation to take […]