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December 28, 2017
Out With the Old, In With the New!

When the new year is approaching, many of us start to think about resolutions:  everything from losing weight, to exercising, to eating healthier…you name it. But by February…or in some cases, mid-January, we’re pretty much over keeping them.

We’d like to suggest a new approach to the new year: how about adopting a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time? A gradual approach to a healthier way of living can be more successful.

In 2017, we shared some tips and tools to help you incorporate wellness into your life.

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December 1, 2017
Healthy Ways to Handle Stress During the Holidays

No doubt about it, the holiday season can be a fun and joyful time of year, but it can also pose its own special challenges. Parties and get-togethers, shopping, traveling to visit friends and relatives – you name it – the list goes on and on. Combine those busy days with cancer treatments, and that can lead to exhaustion and stress, making it more difficult to get the rest your body needs to heal.

Many of us have certain expectations for how the holidays should play out, according to Dana Nolan from The Mesothelioma Center.

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November 1, 2017
When Depression Strikes

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating. For many who have been through cancer or are still undergoing treatment, it’s a mix of emotions: shock, fear, anxiety, sadness, hopelessness. Changes with body image can alter self-esteem and confidence. Physical symptoms due to the cancer and to the treatment (pain, nausea, extreme tiredness) can also lead to emotional distress.

For a number of cancer patients, it can also lead to depression.

For Scott Davis, who shared his story on depression during his cancer treatment, says he wasn’t prepared for the setbacks in his recovery.  

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