Cancer

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer For those who spend time in a cancer treatment center, we encounter each other in a variety of
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Hello and happy December 32nd! Oh wait, we are being told it’s officially a new year/dawn/lease on life….to which we say, hooray, and let us hope for the best! There’s nothing we can say about 2020 that hasn’t already been memorialized in a witty meme, but here’s an attempt at some reflections on the year
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Getting to your 100th birthday is a pretty tall task. Reaching that age after being diagnosed with breast cancer 31 years earlier? That’s an even more impressive feat. Mobile, Alabama resident Jacqueline Rice celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day. Her family helped her celebrate by putting on a drive-by Mardi Gras-themed parade. They wanted
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It is a good idea to try to eat fruits that are in season. Infused water is a great way to stay hydrated on cooler snowy days while incorporating fruits from the season. Cranberries and citrus are in season so why not use them? In a pitcher or glass combine cranberries, orange slices, ice cubes
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It is December.  How did that happen?  In a year when days have run into each other, somehow the calendar has rolled us into one of our more connecting months of the year. The month of December encompasses major Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah.  It also includes spiritually significant days for Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans,
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This year was pretty tough for most of us. If there is one thing I can take away right now is that we are all, collectively, grieving. Photo: Pixabay Some of us have lost family and friends—to cancer, to COVID, to accidents.  Some of us have lost our jobs and financial well-being. Some of us
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Include salad as part of your holiday meal by using this easy salad dressing. This base can be used and altered to make a marinade for salmon or turkey if that is your holiday entrée or can be used to dress up roasted vegetables.   Classic Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing (Base to marinades and
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Fruits and vegetables are very beneficial to a healthy diet. Read on to learn more: How many servings a day? 2 ½ cups of vegetables/day and 2 cups of fruit/day 1-2 servings of fruit daily and 3-5 servings of vegetables daily – some raw and some cooked Variety (hint: eat the rainbow). Challenge yourself to
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In a few days, winter begins.How do you feel about that? Many see it as a season to endure … too dark, too cold, too bleak. Spring and its burst of warmth, life, and activity cannot come early enough. What if, this year, you do more than simply endure winter? What if you fully embrace
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Phytochemicals and antioxidants: what are they and what’s the difference? Phytochemical: refers to plants (phyto) and the chemical compounds in them. We may also refer to them as phytonutrients. Antioxidants are substances that help prevent cells from damage from unstable molecules known as “free radicals”. Not all antioxidants are phytochemicals and not all phytochemicals are
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As a chaplain, one of the most gratifying components of my job has been working with people of different religions and spiritual beliefs.  When we are living with cancer, we tap into a wide variety of resources to help us cope and deal with the changes in our living.  One such resource for many is
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The COVID-19 pandemic has led many people to put off routine health screenings due to fears of encountering the virus in public places, especially hospitals. One high jumper who’s training for her fifth Olympic Games is using her experience with breast cancer to encourage women to keep scheduling important health appointments. 36-year-old Chaunte Lowe initially
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