Choose To Be Happy & Healthy

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No medication, no surgery, no voodoo, no excuses! A regular guy, an everyday awesome person; just like you and me made a CHOICE to be healthy and happy – period. Sound too simple? Not for Tom Hoppensteadt.  He just said, ENOUGH!  Enough excuses; enough to his self-destructive ways. Tom’s useless old stories only got older […]

Coming This Week June 12th To The Maple Theater: Decoding Annie Parker

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Directed by: Steven Bernstein Starring: Maggie Grace, Rashida Jones, Helen Hunt, Alice Eve, Aaron Paul Rated: NR Run time: 90 min Year: 2013 SYNOPSIS Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit in partnership with The Maple Theater is proud to host a very special benefit premiere of the film, “Decoding Annie Parker”. Click here for tickets. Based on […]

15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore

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Women tend to be more vigilant than men about getting recommended health checkups and cancer screenings, according to studies and experts. They’re generally more willing, as well, to get potentially worrisome symptoms checked out, says Mary Daly, MD, oncologist and head of the department of clinical genetics at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. But […]

Boost Your Walking Workout to Prevent Cancer

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When the weather warms up and the sun is out longer, you just itch to get outside. Why not slather on some sunscreen and take a walk? Walking, after all, can be a great way to get the daily activity your body needs to fight off cancer. Walking also can help you maintain a healthy […]

Colon Screening: Colonoscopy vs Virtual Colonoscopy & Ensure Success With Colonoscopy Prep

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If you’re age 50 or older, you should get screened for colorectal cancer. But, which exam should you get? When it comes to colorectal cancer screening exams, you’ve got choices. Many people opt for a colonoscopy. But, virtual colonoscopy also is an approved option. And, to most people, it sounds much less invasive. So, which […]

Life, Interrupted: Crazy, Unsexy Cancer Tips

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Every few weeks I host a “girls’ night” at my apartment in Lower Manhattan with a group of friends who are at various stages in their cancer treatments. Everyone brings something to eat and drink, and we sit around my living room talking to one another about subjects both heavy and light, ranging from post-chemo […]

Alcohol and Cancer: Your Holiday Drinking Guide

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When you raise your glass at this year’s holiday toast, choose your beverage wisely. Research shows that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances of developing cancer, including oral cancer, breast cancer and liver cancer. Yet, other research says small amounts of alcohol may protect the body against heart disease and type […]

Does Cancer Love Sugar?

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Does sugar “feed” cancer cells? Let’s look at the evidence to find out whether sugar causes cancer to grow and spread more quickly. It’s true that sugar feeds every cell in our body — even cancer cells. But, research shows that eating sugar doesn’t necessarily lead to cancer. It’s what sugar does to your waistline […]

A Must Read! The Island Where People Forget to Die

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In 1943, a Greek war veteran named Stamatis Moraitis came to the United States for treatment of a combat-mangled arm. He’d survived a gunshot wound, escaped to Turkey and eventually talked his way onto the Queen Elizabeth, then serving as a troopship, to cross the Atlantic. Moraitis settled in Port Jefferson, N.Y., an enclave of […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carole Welch (This post was written a year and a half ago, at a time when I was feeling low and unsure of myself. But there was a sense that my spirit was rising again, following a long period of what felt […]