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Colon Cancer Patient Advocate Shares Her Story

Colon Cancer Patient Advocate Shares Her Story

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In April, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a free education event on cancer called​ Progress and Promise Against Cancer in Washington, D.C.  Surrounded by experts in cancer research, Kim Hall Jackson shared her patient story. One evening in 2008, Jackson, an event planner, was running the mayor’s inaugural event in...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Blood, your own private sea, moves through your body because of your powerful, pumping heart.  Through blood, every cell in your body communicates with one another.  What do you know about this special fluid? Your blood is not just fluid.   There are four components to your blood: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid...

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Guest Post: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and My Stem Cell Transplant Experience

Guest Post: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and My Stem Cell Transplant Experience

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

“I am 24 years old.  Last year on January 15th 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 2A Classical Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I had 12 cycles of ABVD chemotherapy over 6 months and went into complete remission on August 8th, 2016. A few weeks before my wedding, on November 4th 2016 I had my first follow up CT scan  which showed enlarged...

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Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 1 comment

“Family and friends can be great sources of support but truth be told, no one can ever really know what you are going through other than those who have been there themselves….” ~Rachele Chaar Ghosn For Rachele Chaar Ghosn, a 24-year-old woman with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, finding others going through treatment for Hodgkins was paramount....

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Chocolate, Need I Say More…

Chocolate, Need I Say More…

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently published, another research article about the benefits of chocolate!  In this case, the Danish are following a large group of people, ages 50 to 64 over a number of years to find out how their consumption of chocolate affects their health.  In this study, they looked at atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper chambers of your heart...

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Over 13 Facts About Bones-Medivizor

Over 13 Facts About Bones-Medivizor

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We don’t think about them but our bones give our bodies, our internal organs and our muscles, structure and protection.  Your skeleton is the birthplace of blood cells.  And it store minerals that are essential to life.   What Mom Never Told You About Osteoporosis! is a post that describes the composition of bones.  Here is a cross section of a...

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Take A Daytime Sleepiness Quiz

Take A Daytime Sleepiness Quiz

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In a previous post, Why do we sleep? we puzzled through the purpose of sleep for our bodies. In a recent TED talk, neuroscientist Lisa Genova (see her talk below) connects the dots explaining how good sleep clears out the toxic amyloids that are associated with Alzheimer’s. (learn more about Alzheimer’s here) “In slow-wave deep sleep, our...

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