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Lowering Cancer Risk with Whole Grains in Your Diet

Studies have shown that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases, including cancer. So, it’s no surprise that the [more…]

Adding Smoothies to Your Cancer-Fighting Diet

Smoothies can be a great weapon in your cancer-fighting arsenal, whether you’re fighting fatigue, you have a sore mouth or throat, you’re struggling with an upset stomach, or you’re experiencing cancer-related [more…]

Exergaming for Exercise and Good Health

Video games are often blamed for sedentary behaviors, which increase cancer risk. And although many video games do promote couch surfing, recent years have seen advances in video-game technology that have [more…]

10 Reliable Sources for Cancer Information

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you may feel like you’re all alone in the world. But many people have, are, and will walk the course. Unfortunately, the cancer road is one that is well traveled. The [more…]

Finding a Doctor to Treat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Living with irritable bowel syndrome means finding a caring doctor with a history of working with IBS patients. How do you do that? When you meet a new doctor for the first time, take this list of questions [more…]

Charting Your Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you think you might have irritable bowel syndrome, collect various pieces of information so you can have a fruitful discussion with your doctor about your condition. For example, determine if anyone [more…]

Eliminating Common Triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

An IBS trigger is something that sets off a chain reaction in the body leading to symptoms of pain — and diarrhea or constipation (or both). Stress can aggravate your IBS symptoms so consider yoga, meditation [more…]

Quit Smoking to Enhance Your Mediterranean-Diet Lifestyle

If you're on the Mediterranean diet, good for you! But if you're also a smoker, then you might be counteracting benefits you gain from that diet. Only one good thing can be said about cigarette smoking [more…]

11 Positive Thoughts to Help Healing from Postpartum Depression

Repeating truths to yourself is quite powerful and can advance your postpartum depression (PPD) recovery in a huge way (and likewise, repeating falsehoods can greatly slow it down). Here are 11 positive [more…]

How to Reverse Negative Thoughts during Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression constantly fills your head with negative thoughts that bring you down. One of the tricks to recovering as quickly as possible is to catch the negatives [more…]

Postpartum Depression: 9 Ways to Get through the Day

Pull yourself out of the deep pit of postpartum depression (PPD) and get back to normal with these essential tips, including some ideas to help you take care of yourself. Sometimes new moms think that [more…]

Postpartum Depression For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When suffering from postpartum depression, the only thing you want to do is feel better — and you want it to be quick. Recovery does take time, but you can still be proactive about making your way through [more…]

Common Terms Used by Online Fertility Support Groups

If you’re having trouble conceiving you may be setting out on a journey of assisted conception. Online fertility forums can help you feel that you’re not alone, especially if you find it hard to talk to [more…]

Glossary of Fertility Acronyms and Terms

The medical terminology and jargon-heavy terms concerning fertility treatment can be confusing. Here’s a helpful glossary of terms to help you navigate through the jargon, but don’t be afraid to ask your [more…]

Fertility and Infertility For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

One in seven couples in the UK have problems conceiving and the numerous options facing someone with fertility problems can be confusing. This Cheat Sheet offers a jargon-free explanation of terms used [more…]

8 Ways to Prevent Falls When You Have Osteoporosis

Fractures and broken bones are likely if you have osteoporosis and happen to fall. Avoid a trip to the doctor: Prevent falls by following these eight safety measures: [more…]

4 Most Common Fractures Due to Osteoporosis

So are you wondering which types of fractures are the most common with osteoporosis? If you experience any of these fractures, ask your doctor to check for osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis [more…]

Osteoporosis: How Long Does Bone Take to Heal?

You may not have thought much about osteoporosis — until you've fractured a bone. Exactly how fast the bone heals depends somewhat on the type of bone that's broken. [more…]

Osteoporosis For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you have osteoporosis (a skeletal disorder where your bones become porous and weak), you have increased chances of sustaining bone fractures. But which bones are most commonly broken, and how long [more…]

10 Ways to Revive Your Appetite after Cancer Treatments

Cancer and its treatments can contribute to loss of appetite. Because the calories you get from food are energy, if a poor appetite results in not enough food intake, you may experience fatigue. Poor food [more…]

10 Ways to Prevent and Fight Off Colds and Other Infections

Because some types of cancer and its treatments can weaken or suppress your immune system, you may be more susceptible to infections and have a harder time recovering from them when they occur. That’s [more…]

Which Factors Increase the Risk of Cancer?

When it comes to cancer, a risk factor is a feature present within an individual that is associated with a statistically greater risk for the development of the disease, but is itself not necessarily the [more…]

Coming to Terms with Your Cancer Diagnosis

When you received your cancer diagnosis, it may have felt like the end of the world, or maybe you found yourself living in a haze for a while. Coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis takes time. Your mind [more…]

What Defines Cancer "Stages"?

Staging is a way to describe the severity of your cancer based on the extent of your original (primary) tumor and whether your cancer has spread to other areas of your body. Staging is important because [more…]

Basic Cancer-Related Vocabulary

If you find that your oncologist or anyone else on your treatment team is using words that you don’t understand, ask for clarification and be sure to write it down. When you get home, you can look up that [more…]


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