Cancer Survivors Return to Living

By Bethany / Guest Blogger
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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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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 […]

Keeping Up with a Healthy Lifestyle

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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April 13, 2015

“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” was the theme for National Nutrition Month sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). One of the ways we can bite into a healthy lifestyle is to make sensible snacks part of our eating plan. Many times, we snack to satisfy that midday hunger or to hold us until our […]

Gain Any Unwanted Weight During the Holidays

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 02, 2015

What can you do to get rid of the extra unwanted pounds? The New Year is a great time to start anew with healthy habits.  One of the things you can do is to look at your dietary habits objectively and admit to foods that you may be consuming where there is room for improvement. […]

What Should I Drink During the Holidays? (Part II)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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December 23, 2014

Alcoholic beverages are often consumed when celebrating festive occasions and the Holidays are no exception.  Most people who do not usually consume alcohol do so during this time.  Although alcohol consumption has always been considered a risk factor for many cancers including breast cancer, some recent data suggest this may not apply to breast cancer […]

Still Smoking? A Lung and Breast Cancer Connection

By Muriel the Editor
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November 07, 2014

Most breast cancer survivors are well-versed in the definition of the word “metastasis.”  As we learn throughout our journey, a metastasis may or may not occur at the same time the primary cancer was diagnosed; metastasis of the primary cancer can occur months or even years later.  According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer […]

Eat Low Fat Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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September 01, 2014

If you are trying to get back on track after Labor Day, this is the time to set small, realistic goals to improve your diet and manage your weight. If you already have implemented healthy habits and food choices into your lifestyle then CONGRATS! If you still feel you can do better, one area where […]

Ask the Expert about Survivorship

By Muriel the Editor
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July 14, 2014

Grace Wang, M.D., is a medical oncologist affiliated with Baptist Health South Florida. She holds her medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine and went to Northwestern University. Dr. Wang is a Diplomate in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and has been in private practice in South Florida since 1984. Dr. Wang has […]

Ask the Expert about Nutrition

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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June 30, 2014

Alice Pereira RD, CDE, is a registered and licensed nutritionist, who is Board-certified in oncology nutrition. She has 17 years of experience in clinical nutrition and outpatient counseling. During the past seven years, Alice has been working at the radiation therapy department at South Miami Hospital, where she has counseled many women with breast cancer and […]

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