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Healthy Choices for a Superior Immune System

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The human body does an amazing job of protecting itself against germs. However, the obvious question remains: What steps can a person take to help boost his or her immune system? Because there are many parts of the body and many factors involved, including lifestyle choices and habits, there is no easy answer. But, in […]

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Congratulations!

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We wish to recognize the following doctors for being named to Desert Companion magazine’s annual Best Doctors list for the Las Vegas Valley: Dr. Heather Allen, Medical Oncology Dr. Fadi Braiteh, Medical Oncology Dr. Souzan El-Eid, Breast Surgeon Dr. Edwin Kingsely, Medical Oncology Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang, Medical Oncology

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Study suggests link between colon cancer survival and drinking coffee

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Many people love their coffee in the morning. For some, a study published last week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology could have them smiling. The New York Times is reporting from the study that stage III colon cancer patients who consumed more coffee each day “had a far lower risk of dying or having […]

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Start walking! Help prevent cancer and treat yourself well

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In the United States, 58 percent of men and 60 percent of women didn’t engage in recommended levels of aerobic activity this past week; more than one-third were considered physically inactive. And, it’s not a question of intelligence. In fact, adults with a college degree are the most likely to exercise the least. (American Cancer […]

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The Bravelets™ Story: Being Brave Through The Toughest of Times

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What’s Cause Jewelry? The young female entrepreneur who started Bravelets remembers the inspiration for her company: “I will never forget the day my mom told me she had breast cancer. When I heard the news, I held back tears and tried to sound calm. I knew that I needed to be brave for my mom. […]

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The Most Beautiful People Are Those Who Have Known Defeat

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The most beautiful people are those that radiate beauty from within. Often times, the bravest, strongest, and most compassionate have suffered through trials and tribulations and have triumphed. These beautiful people have a greater understanding for those going through a similar situations and dedicate their lives to encourage and inspire others to persevere. Visit our […]

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A CDC Report Reveals Skin Cancer Rates Have Doubled Since the 1980s

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The number of people in the United States diagnosed with Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has increased from 11.2 per 100,000 people in 1982 to 22.7 per 100,000 people in 2011, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These numbers indicate skin cancer rates have doubled in the last few decades. If […]

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Wisconsin Man Uses Lottery Winnings to Rent Billboards to Encourage Women to Get Screened for Cancer

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A recent CDC survey found that many American men and women are not current on their cancer screenings. The report found that one in four women were not up to date on their tests for breast cancer. Jack Maier, 79, is attempting to inspire change in Milwaukee residents with two “cancer billboards” to raise awareness […]

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July is National UV Safety Month: 7 Myths About Skin Cancer and Sun Damage

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Don’t fall victim to misinformation. This July, in honor of National UV Safety Month, educate yourself on how to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation and prevent the development of skin cancer. ***** Myth #1: If you have naturally dark skin, you won’t get skin cancer. While it’s true that lighter skinned people have […]

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Two Surprising Things that May Help Treat Cancer

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Broccoli and jogging may seem like an odd pairing, but the results of two new studies have shown that they may help in the treatment of cancer. Read on to learn why: Broccoli and other Cruciferous Vegetables May Aid the Treatment of Cancer According to researchers at South Dakota State University, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, […]

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