24 May 2022

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Recovering From Cancer, Michael’s Focusing on Family Time and Feeling Grateful

Recovering From Cancer, Michael’s Focusing on Family Time and Feeling Grateful

by Manuela Boyle
Just a wonderful testimonial: "For years, my life was work, work, work. My wife, Donna, and I have two grown daughters, Shelby and Elizabeth, and my family’s my whole world, but I was hardly home. I’m a truck driver and I was away for days at a time — I’d drive up to 2,600 miles a week. My father was a workaholic and I got that from him. Last September, I discovered a golf ball sized mass on my neck. I’d put off seeing a doctor and when I finally went to ...

5 May 2022

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Movement During Cancer Therapy

Movement During Cancer Therapy

by Geoff Beaty
The benefits of exercising extend beyond weight management and a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is an important part of cancer treatment. New research has shown that exercise during cancer treatment is not only safe and possible, but it can help improve how you function and increase your quality of life. Too much rest can lead to loss of body function, muscle weakness and reduce range of motion. Regular exercise may help you: Keep or improve your physical abilities (how well you can use your...

24 April 2022

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Flaxseed Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure

Flaxseed Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure

by Geoff Beaty
Flaxseed: What is it? Flaxseed is a grain that contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids (so-called “good fat”), and fibre. For the study, 110 patients with high blood pressure and peripheral artery disease added 30 grams of milled flaxseed to their diet each day for six months. Results were compared to a similar group of people who added a placebo to their diets. The group with the flaxseed in their diet showed a measurable decrease in blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure...

23 April 2022

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Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children

Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children

by Geoff Beaty
When a parent develops cancer, children and adolescents are more likely to miss school, visit emergency departments, and experience negative mental health consequences, a new study shows. "Everyone who has ever been touched by cancer knows the havoc it can wreak on individuals and families," lead author Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD, senior principal scientist and health economist at the American Cancer Society (ACS), said in a news release. "Our study clearly shows the devastating effec...

23 April 2022

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Healthy Living Tied to a Longer Life and Dementia-Free Old Age

Healthy Living Tied to a Longer Life and Dementia-Free Old Age

by Geoff Beaty
A healthy diet, physical activity, and cognitive training help extend life expectancy — and those extra years are more likely to be dementia-free — new research suggests. An analysis of nearly 2500 participants in the Chicago Health and Ageing Project (CHAP) showed those who had a healthy diet, got plenty of physical activity, and took part in cognitive exercises lived longer than those following a less healthy lifestyle. In addition, the number of years living with dementi...

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