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Eat To Defeat Inflammation

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effects of certain foods, a healthful diet can help you fight off inflammation, (Regular exercise, not smoking, and losing weight are powerful tools, too.) Start by eating less of the “bad stuff”— fast food burgers, French fries, and sodas, as well as sweets such as cookies, cakes, and pies. These highly…

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Spring Clean Eating

You have many choices in regards to dietary intake. Choosing clean ingredients over additive-laden processed ingredients, combined with a greater emphasis on whole foods is the simplest way to start. Following the basic guidelines below will help you make conscious, informed choices in the best interest of the planet—and your health. Clean eating guidelines mean…

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know… • There were approximately 143,460 new cases of colon and rectal cancer in 2012 • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US • An estimated 51,690 people died from the disease • More than 1 million Americans are currently survivors of colon cancer • Up to…

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What Women Need To Know About Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month! Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US and all women have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.  Although may seem quite scary, in reality there is some good news regarding this disease.  Currently, the 5 year survival in localized…

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Take Action Against Breast Cancer

Nearly 200,000 cases of breast cancer and are diagnosed every year. All women have some risk of getting these cancers and should have regular medical screening. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women with Hereditary Breast Cancer syndrome are at a significantly higher risk for breast cancer, up to 87% lifetime…

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Why Is It Important To Know About My Family History Of Cancer?

There are some variations in genes passed from parent to child that can drastically raise your risk of cancer. Fortunately, knowing if your family is at-risk gives you power to take steps that may help you and your family members to reduce/eliminate the risk for cancer, or detect cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. If certain cancers occur in your…

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