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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Gerri

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 […]

Don’t Worry … Be Happy!

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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miriam

May 13, 2015

Why do you worry? What do you worry about? Can your worrying change the outcome of anything? Should you simply learn to go with the flow? To let things happen “naturally?” In 1988, Bobby McFerrin’s hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was No.1 on the pop charts and won “Song of the Year” as well […]

Breast Cancer: Know Your Family History

By Laura / Guest Blogger
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Genetic testing lab

May 11, 2015

For some patients, the risk of developing breast cancer is in their genes. About 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary — primarily caused by genetic mutations inherited from either a mother or father. Genetic testing for these mutations has been available for more than a decade. “Testing can be scary but […]

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