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Savoring the Good Things in Life

Research shows that it is not always true that when people have good experiences, they naturally feel joy for it. By focusing on becoming mindfully engaged and aware of feelings in the moment, the results can help in increasing happiness in one’s life. Some benefits can include stronger relationships, improved health mentally and physically, and Learn more »

Holiday Recipes (Side Dishes and Minestrone Soup)

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic (serves 4) This makes a wonderful side dish and features two valuable vegetables in health promotion (Brussels sprouts as part of the Cruciferous family and Garlic as part of the Allium family). Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts (if you can find some still on the stem they taste best) Learn more »

Holiday Travel for Cancer Patients

Holidays are great for spending time with loved ones, especially when you have been living with a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment. Loving support from family and friends can be another kind of medicine for your psyche and soul. Building memories through travel and shared times is important for most people, but especially when living with Learn more »

Cancer Risk from Processed Meats and Red Meats

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently released a report declaring red meat and processed meats to be carcinogenic to humans. The review does not ask people to stop eating these meats but indicates that by reducing consumption of these products, they can Learn more »

Weight Training Study Reveals Benefits after having Breast Cancer

In a new study in the academic journal Healthcare, FSU Professor of Exercise Science Lynn Panton reveals that weight training can be beneficial to breast cancer survivors. After cancer treatment has ended it is common to have lost some muscle and bone strength from inactivity caused from the impact of treatment. Weight training was shown Learn more »

Nutrition Tips after Cancer Treatment Ends

A new study published in the journal Cancer reports that on average, those that have gone through cancer treatments eat a less healthy diet afterwards than the overall population. In a nationwide, telephone based survey of 1,533 cancer survivors and 3,075 individuals who never had cancer matched by age, sex and race and ethnicity, cancer Learn more »

Cancer Risk from Sitting Too Much

According to the American Cancer Society, women who stay seated for more than 6 hours a day during their free time have at least a 10% increased risk of getting any cancer than women who sit for 3 hours or less per day. Specific cancers that become more of a risk for women include multiple Learn more »

Partnership of Generosity and Gratitude

In the Spring of 2015, Darcie Denkert Notkin and Shelby Notkin made a generous offer to the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology: they would match, up to $150,000, all donations made by new donors and donations over what individuals had given in the previous fiscal year. This Matching Challenge Grant had a short Learn more »

Persimmon and Açai Berry Nutritional Benefits

Persimmon Diospyros kaki Japanese persimmons are a delicious fruit that ripens from a green tomato shape into an orange or red ripe fruit. They may be eaten raw and are an excellent source of provitamin A and a good source of fiber. These fruit are considered a delicacy in Asia where they probably originated from Learn more »