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Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post by Stephanie Zimmerman,...

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Thanksgiving: Cancelled-And It’s Okay

Thanksgiving: Cancelled-And It’s Okay

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post By Stephanie Zimmerman, RN,...

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Climate Change and Lung Health

Climate Change and Lung Health

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report, Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C. Invited to provide guidance to the United Nations,  this group of 91 scientists, authors and editors from 40 countries reviewed over six thousand scientific papers. Their many conclusions tell us that we have very little time to act. Many...

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Flu and Vaccinations

Flu and Vaccinations

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I may be a little late in getting one, but I’m going to get the flu vaccine this year. In the US, it is recommended that you get the flu vaccine in October. That gives you time–two weeks–to build immunity to the flu before the “flu season” hits. One reason to get the vaccine is to help protect other people from influenza. This...

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Extending Your Health Span: Telomeres and Telomerase

Extending Your Health Span: Telomeres and Telomerase

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn was one of three individuals who received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the function of telomeres and for determining the enzyme that maintains these structures. Function of telomeres Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes, something like the plastic on the end of your shoelaces, Blackburn explained in a TEDx presentation....

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The order of food and blood glucose

The order of food and blood glucose

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

Were you the kid who wanted your food separated and not touching on your plate? Did you have an order to how you ate, saving the veggies and meat for last? Two research studies suggest that the order in which you eat the food on your plate can affect your blood sugar levels. In an unique pilot study conducted in 2015, researchers tested what happens to...

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Parkinson’s Disease at a cellular level: Recent research

Parkinson’s Disease at a cellular level: Recent research

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Blog, Parkinson's Disease | 4 comments

Parkinson’s disease affects around one million people in the US and between seven and ten million worldwide. In people with Parkinson’s disease, the neurons in the brain that produce dopamine die off.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that helps send messages in the brain. It is involved in many functions such as movement, reward, memory,...

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“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

“Always trust your gut. Don’t leave your treatment in the hands of someone that you don’t trust or that does not seem like a team player. Yes, they are all smart—even brilliant—but read, read, read, and question them at every corner and challenge the standard of care. Exercise, healthy eating, learning the ropes of insurance, mediation/prayer...

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