Cancer and employment:what you need to know

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You can register for a free teleconference, Working Matters: What You Need to Know, at the LBBC website. Click here to register. It takes place on Tuesday 14th of July.   Rodney N. Warner,… Continue reading

U.S. federal stimulus package may make health insurance coverage more affordable

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The U.S. federal stimulus package may make health insurance coverage more affordable for Americans who lost jobs involuntarily.   If you lose your job between September 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009, the… Continue reading

Paula Deen races for the cure

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Paula Deen, says on her website that she “was so honored that the Susan G. Komen Foundation asked me and my family to help kick-off the First Annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer… Continue reading

Calls for heightened awareness of male breast cancer

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The American Medical Association called for heightened awareness of male breast cancer and called on the insurance industry to cover male breast cancer monitoring and diagnostic methods, including mammography. “Male breast cancer is… Continue reading

Keeping the memory of a loved one alive

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Yesterday I wrote about Samantha Lehman who set up the Warwick Foundation in memory of her brother, who died from cancer. On a similar theme, I came across a short video piece on… Continue reading

Oprah interviews Elizabeth Edwards

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  She has buried a child, withstood an excruciatingly public blow to her marriage, and been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But in a warm, intimate, and startlingly honest discussion with Oprah, Elizabeth Edwards… Continue reading

Amy’s Army

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They are ready for his arrival here, with bright pink outfits and ribbons, with supportive messages on signs and T-shirts, and above all, with their love. Phil Mickelson will play his first practice… Continue reading

Cancer activist takes to YouTube

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When Jessica Gioia was diagnosed with breast cancer on Sept. 19, 2008 — the day after her 33rd birthday — she went on the Internet looking for advice and help. “I started seeing… Continue reading

Ancient Humors

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Ancient medical practitioners believed that a healthy body had a balance of four essential fluids, also known as humors (from Latin humere: to be wet, which also gave us the word humid). Those… Continue reading

Don’t cut up your carrots

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Cooking carrots whole before chopping them up boosts their anti-cancer properties by 25 per cent, researchers say. Leaving the vegetable intact prevents valuable nutrients from being easily washed away into the water, claim… Continue reading