6 Ways To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect women, but fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the risk. Most people—men can develop the disease, too—who develop breast cancer don’t have the disease in their family, according to BreastCancer.org. Up to 10% of cases are linked to gene mutations like BRCA 1 … Read more

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need To Know

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to encourage women to perform self-exams and stay aware of their health. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, affecting one in eight during their lifetimes, according to Breastcancer.org. As many as 85% of women who are diagnosed have no cases in … Read more

World Cancer Day Highlights Solutions For Rising Cancer Rates

This Feb. 4 people around the world will honor World Cancer Day, a time devoted to raising awareness about cancer solutions. News reports often emphasize the number of deaths and escalating rates of those affected. However, greater knowledge about the disease and improvements in treatment, prevention, and detection have at the same time increased the … Read more

What Is A Macrobiotic Diet?

The macrobiotic diet is one focused on whole grains, vegetables, and beans but also incorporates lifestyle elements and efforts to balance the body’s opposing energies. Proponents of this diet say it can support healing of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. Consider the story of Lizzz Klein, who lived a fast-paced life as an entrepreneur and … Read more

Fight Cancer On Stand Up To Cancer Day

Cancer research stands at a critical junction. Never before has technology and knowledge about cellular behavior been so advanced. However, federal funding shortfalls have led a decline in funding for cancer research, says oncologist Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. Increases in funding from pharmaceutical companies have helped make up some of the gap, but scientists worry that … Read more

Technology Advances The Fight Against Cancer Pain

Cancer pain affects a third of patients and up to 10% of survivors, according to Mayo Clinic and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Pain can result from the cancer itself, treatment to fight the cancer, or from surgery required to remove the growth. Cancer is a complex disease, and treating it is a similarly complex … Read more

Recipe: Roasted Carrot Ribbons With Spices

These carrots are equal parts delicious and nutritious eaten on their own, but with this preparation, they can be used as an extra special garnish too! Sliced into thin ribbons and roasted with fragrant spices, they will make a great addition to a large salad or a bowl of pasta or soup. Adding more carrots … Read more