Cancer

If you have cancer doctor may recommend Chemotherapy as part of your treatment. The Cell’s. Nucleus controls this process Inside each nucleus. Genetic material called Dna contains the instructions for directing this process. Sometimes the cells Dna becomes damaged. Normally, the DNa responds by either repairing itself or instructing the cell to die in cancer.
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November is also the time across our nation for us to honor our family caregivers as well as to recognize the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage these challenges day and night as they offer care around the clock!  There is just so much that our family caregivers do!  For many of you, caregiving can truly
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Sleep plays a pivotal role in cellular and muscular repair and regulation of hormones that can have an impact on our immune system, how we tackle the next day, and our waistline. There is a lot going on in the world right now and while we can’t control the external events around us, we can take
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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill back in March, there’s been talk of a vaccine.  COVID-19 vaccines have been badged as our biggest opportunity to control the virus and return to normal. And for the last 8 months, researchers and scientists across the world have been racing to make that a reality. There are now more than 300 different potential vaccines in
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A blog series focused on self-care for you and your loved ones. Pause for a moment. Feel your feet against the floor. Inhale. Exhale. You are on a journey. Journeys require occasional stops… maybe for fuel… or support… or rest. This is one of those stops. For this moment, keep it simple. Inhale. Exhale. Open
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Medicare open enrollment for 2021 ends on December 7th. No doubt, like me, you have seen the countless commercials and even 30-minute-long infomercials from various Medicare Advantage plans touting the great benefits of these plans—like dental and vision coverage, gym memberships, transportation to medical appointments—and many others. For some, Medicare Advantage plans are good enough.
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A couple of hours after a meal, and you’re noticing your hunger starting to kick-in again…it’s snack time! Snacks are an excellent way to satisfy hunger between meals, prevent overeating at the next meal, provide your body with a boost of energy, and promote blood sugar control. Remember to portion and adjust accordingly to what
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The spread of cancer is difficult to predict, which makes the disease all the harder to properly treat. However, a new technique may help researchers detect previously undetectable “hot spots” that may help them better understand the spread of breast cancer. What these researchers are calling “hot spots” are actually areas of extreme stiffness within
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My story is a personal one. It began when I was in middle school and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her initial treatments, I would occasionally accompany my mom to her radiation therapy appointments. Quickly, my curiosity was peaked, and I started to ask questions …What is radiation? Is this going to
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Today is Veterans Day. I wanted to take a few moments to highlight a special need for many Veterans: cancer care. Many Veterans are at increased risk for developing cancer just because they did their job protecting our country. There are approximately 45,000 new cancer cases in Veterans reported annually. As the Veteran population continues
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Benefits of Breakfast: Kick-start the day by incorporating a heart-healthy breakfast! Not only is breakfast a wonderful opportunity to incorporate dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein towards meeting our daily nutritional needs, a well-balanced breakfast meal may boost energy and promote blood sugar control. The simple act of enjoying a nourishing breakfast before the busy
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Where did this saying come from? As early as the 1860’s in Wales, the original quote was “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Luckily for us, apples are now in season! Eating seasonally is a great way to can glean more nutrients from your food.
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Ovarian cancer blood test ‘better than previously thought’   A new investigation into an existing blood test to detect ovarian cancer has uncovered better-than-expected capabilities. Co-funded by Cancer Research UK, researchers at the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Exeter found the CA125 test could be more predictive than originally thought and may even pick up
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The Mediterranean diet is a predominately plant based diet that accents omega 3 rich fish sources and whole foods that are minimally processed. Olives and avocado contribute to the rich source of monounsaturated fats that prevent inflammation, the pathway that leads to many chronic diseases including cancer. Did you know that the origins of the Mediterranean
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